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Places and infrastructure. It was featured in the 1. The Blues Brothers and became a popular target for urban explorers. Florence Y'all Water Tower. A Northern. Kentucky town's unique . State was formerly an island .
For years, one of the toughest highpoints in the U. S. Also home of the North Auxiliary Airfield. Pyramid mausoleums in North America. Arizona Governor George Hunt will hereafter be addressed as . Hi, Elsie! Nitt Witt Ridge. A house in California, built out of beer cans, abalone shells, car parts, and other garbage previously tossed out by local residents, is now a historic landmark. Point Roberts, Washington.
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When defining international boundaries, sometimes a straight line isn't the best solution. Raising of Chicago. During the 1. 85.
Rio Rico, Texas. A city that was ceded by the United States to Mexico in 1. Rio Grande. Rough and Ready, California. A currently populated, unincorporated mining town in the United States that seceded from the Union in 1. Secession was rescinded less than three months later when its citizens noticed that they could not celebrate US independence. Sam Kee Building. Known as the world's narrowest commercial building.
S. N. P. J., Pennsylvania. A municipality consisting solely of a Slovenian fraternity's recreation center, established (in part) to get around liquor laws. Spiral Island. An artificial island, now destroyed, built from thousands of empty floating plastic bottles. Tower of Wooden Pallets. Now replaced by an apartment building, its site remains City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument no. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. A town that got its name from a game show.
Wedge. It's harder than you think to construct the state of Delaware with a ruler and compass. World's littlest skyscraper. The result of a fraudulent investment scheme, it's a four- story brick building constructed in 1. Wichita Falls, Texas, that has only one room on each of its four floors. Winchester Mystery House.
A house believed to be haunted by the ghosts of individuals killed by Winchester rifles. Bir Tawil. One of the few places on Earth not claimed by any country. An American claimed it in 2.
Kingdom of North Sudan so he could make his daughter a princess. Mountains of Kong. A trans- African mountain range that existed only on Western maps of the 1. Republic of Benin (1. The shortest- lived state in history; it was independent for only seven hours (0.
September. 19. 67). Antarctica. Some houses and shops are in both countries. Barcelona Supercomputing Center. A supercomputer in a medieval chapel. Beans and Bacon mine.
With such little ventilation, visitors may want to avoid any source of ignition. Nearby mines are not to be outdone and have the following names: Mule Spinner, Frogs Hole, Cackle Mackle and Wanton Legs. Bielefeld Conspiracy. The Bielefeld- Verschw. Kickstarted the London sewerage system. The Miracle of 1. When the people of Brussels protested against their rulers by building satirical and pornographic snowmen.
Great Molasses Flood. A storage tank burst and flooded the streets of Boston with a 2. Yang Kyoungjong. The Korean invasion of Normandy. Tank Man. An unidentified man who achieved widespread recognition after standing in front, and blocking the procession of a column of tanks, the morning after the bloody suppression of the 1. Tiananmen Square protests. Dancing Plague of 1. In 1. 51. 8 around 4.
Abul- Abbas. An Asian elephant given to Charlemagne by the Abbasid caliph Harun al- Rashid. Cadaver Synod. A deceased Pope was exhumed and put on trial! Pope Benedict IXHe became pope at twenty, and later sold the papacy. He was pope three times. Kottabos. The worlds first drinking game.
All you need is a bronze . At first, the Nazis were for Fraktur.. Apples and oranges. According to scholars, comparing the two may be easier than previously thought.
Arcaicam Esperantom. How do you make things look ? By inventing a new one! Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalobuffalo Buffalo buffalo. A meaningful, grammatical construction that has inspired linguists to talk about bullying amongst New York's bison population. Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.
A sentence contrived by Noam Chomsky to demonstrate that a sentence can be grammatical yet nonsensical. Controversies about the word ? What did you think it was about?
Faux Cyrillic. Give text some of that . A popular word among Discordians.
Ghoti. As good an argument as any for English spelling reform. How now brown cow. A way to greet those well versed in rhetoric. Hyphen War. A dash between communism and independence. Inherently funny word. Some influential comedians have long regarded certain words in the English language as humorous because of their sound or resemblance to other words.
Poodle, wankel, ni.. Intentionally blank page. The self- refuting meta- reference that is ? Or silver? Longest word in English. Floccinaucinihilipilification, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and other contenders. Mamihlapinatapai.
The Guinness World Record holder for the ? Your mom! Metal umlaut. G! If ya et an ox or a zo, ya be sayin. An unforgettable newspaper headline once declared . Lee. A former New York Times reporter whose middle name is the number eight. Leone Sextus Tollemache.
Or Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache- Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet Tollemache- Tollemache to his friends. List of examples of Stigler's law. Bode didn't discover Bode's Law, Pascal didn't discover Pascal's Triangle and Arabic numerals aren't Arabic.
List of people with reduplicated names.. Boutros Boutros- Ghali and (see below) Neville Neville. Se. Apparently voted yes about themselves. Neville Neville. The father of English footballers Phil Neville and Gary Neville. Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple- Nugent- Brydges- Chandos- Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos. A warning to us all about taking double- barrelled surnames too far..
States Rights Gist. A Confederate general during the US Civil War. Thursday October Christian IThe son of Fletcher Christian, leader of the mutiny on the Bounty.
Tokyo Sexwale. Despite not being Japanese or a sperm whale, he has control over the global diamond industry. Wolfe+5. 85, Senior. Longest name ever given. Science! Somewhat like Monty Python's Dead Parrot, it's not really dead, it's just resting. List of Ig Nobel Prize winners.
Nobel Prize meets Weird Science. Result: Award- winning papers like . Some of the elements may indeed be minerals.
Flying ice cube. They happen to live inside the computers of scientists trying to simulate molecules. The Hum. A phenomenon involving a persistent and invasive low- frequency noise of a humming character and unknown origin, not audible to all people, reported in various geographical locations. List of unusual units of measurement.
Fortnights and nibbles, super feet and Sagans. Magic smoke. An alternative theory of integrated circuits: once the smoke is released they no longer work. Oh- My- God particle. Proof that physicists have a dramatic flair. Pauli effect. Something in the lab not working? Technical difficulties? Blamethis guy. Quantum suicide and immortality.
An infinite number of parallel universes means that any one person will always live forever. Ranque- Hilsch vortex tube. What happens when you blow in a hole in a tube?
Hot air comes out one end and cold air comes out the other. No consensus reached on why it happens yet. Smoot. A strange unit of distance used to measure the Harvard Bridge.
Sound of fingernails scraping chalkboard. Urrrgggh! Earth sciences. It may be you! Unobtainium. A term used to describe any material with properties that are unlikely or impossible for any real material to possess.
Space and astronomy. You think Pluto had it rough? At least it got its fifteen minutes of astronomical fame. Lunarcrete. Perfect for building your own cut- price moon base. Matrioshka brain. Star- sized computer. Milkdromeda. The birth of a future galaxy, and the death of our own.
The Moon is made of green cheese. Scientific consensus says it isn't, but are there people who think so? Moon landing conspiracy theories. Fake photos, slow- motion cameras and secret studios.
All directed by Stanley Kubrick. Moon Museum. Only two people have ever seen its exhibits in person. Nazi UFOs. Did the Luftwaffe, in fact, explore the final frontier and make contact with alien races? Whether the secret Nazi base is on the Moon or in Antarctica, the truth is apparently out there. Sex in space. And when you've exhausted the list, here's something new to try!
Space advertising. Plans to launch giant billboards into space. Solway Firth Spaceman. The scale was inspired by eye charts. Cello scrotum. Don't worry, boys, it's a hoax. Ch. IA- PETChromatin Interaction Analysis by Paired- End Tag Sequencing, that is.
Dimples of Venus. For fans of those dimples you don't find on a face. Eigengrau. The color seen by the eye in perfect darkness. Fart lighting. The act of igniting gases produced by human flatulence.
Five- second rule.