Yes, there really is a place in Austria called Fucking. In fact they liked the name so much, it seems that they also have several Fucking roads. Which f**king road would you live on?
This little country is located in an abandoned World War II sea fort, called Fort Roughs. It’s six miles off the coast of Suffolk, England. The habitable area is just what you see in the picture, but they claim 12 sea miles around the place.
Iceland’s Penis Museum
The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country.
According to the 2000 census, one person lived in Erving’s Location. However in 2004, Suzan Collins, the Coos County administrator, said about Erving’s Location: “We’re required to do an inventory of property lists and there isn’t anyone who is a registered resident. I don’t know how the census picks this up.” She also said that the only taxable property in Erving’s Location are telephone poles
The Mojave Phone Booth: The Loneliest Phone Booth in the World
In the 1960s, some miners put a phone booth in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Long after they left, the booth remained … waiting for someone to call.
Miles from the nearest town, the old phone booth stood at the junction of two dirt roads. Its windows were shot out; the overhead light was gone. Yet the phone lines on the endless rows of poles still popped and clicked in anticipation - just as they’d been doing for nearly 30 years. Finally, in 1997, it rang.
A guy named Deuce had read about the booth and called the number … and continued to call until a desert dweller named Lorene answered.
Then another person, and another - just to see if someone would answer. And quite often someone did. Only accessible by four wheel drive, the lonely phone booth soon became a destination. Travelers drove for hours just to answer the phone. One Texas man camped there for 32 days … and answered more than 500 calls.
Mill Ends Park: The Smallest Park in the World
Mill Ends Park is in Portland, Oregon. It is the smallest park in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records, which first granted it this recognition in 1971.
The “park” is a circle two feet (610 mm) across (with a total area of 452 in2 (0.2916 m ²) in a traffic median which in 1948 was intended to be the site for a light pole
Was created on St. Patrick’s Day, 1948, to be a colony for leprechauns and a location for snail races
The small circle has featured many unusual items through the decades, including a swimming pool for butterflies (complete with diving board), and a horseshoe
Baldwin Street, Dunedin
Baldwin Street, in a suburban part of New Zealand’s southern city of Dunedin, is reputed to be the world’s steepest street. It is located in the suburb of North East Valley, 3.5 kilometres northeast of Dunedin’s city centre.
Baldwin Street’s claim to fame has caused some controversy after it emerged that the original entry in the Guinness Book of Records was based on a typographical error, claiming a maximum gradient of 1:1.266 (38° or 79%). This would be impossible to walk up, and appears to be an error for 1:2.66, which itself is slightly steeper than the currently accepted figure of 1:2.86. Alternatively, the mistake may have been caused by confusion between grade in degrees and percentage grade, i.e., mixing up 38% with 38°.
Nevertheless, the Guinness Book officially recognizes Baldwin Street as the world’s steepest street at a 35% grade. Canton Avenue, in the Pittsburgh neighbourhood of Beechview, may be steeper; it is officially measured to be a 37% grade
WALES boasts a village called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (58 letters), which in English means “Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio near the red cave.” The locals call it Llanfairpwll (pronounced thlan vire puth). We’ll call it L56h.
“The name of this world-famous station and village was created in the early 19th century by a local humourist,” says Tourists to Wales (http://www.walestourism.uk.com).
“The station of Llanfair PG (the usual abbreviation) was the first on Anglesey, and opened in 1848. After a 20-year closure in 1973 to 1993, it re-opened in 1994 having been restored… During your visit you could also have lunch in the ‘Sidings Restaurant.’”
An English website, Go! Britannia, says: “Thousands of visitors are attracted yearly to photograph its famous 15-ft long sign found on the railway station platform… (A little secret: as many double letters in English are regarded as single letters in Welsh, the name has only 51 letters).”
Internet sites normally have a maximum of 28 letters but the rules were bent for L56h. Its website says the village was known until the 19th century as Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll - St Mary’s church near the pool by the white hazels. To encourage train travellers to stop off, a cobbler suggested stretching the name. Local author John Williams believes that a tailor coined the tongue-twisting name to confuse the English.
Colletto Fava is a 5,000 foot (1,500 m) high hill in the northern Piedmont region of Italy. In 2005, Members of the Viennese art group Gelitin finished erecting a massive, pink, stuffed rabbit on the side of the mountain. The final piece is 200 feet (about 60 meters) in length and 20 feet (6 meters) high on its sides. The group not only expect people to observe the art work, but also for hikers to climb it and relax on the top. The work will remain at Colletto Fava until 2025.