Experiment. No Name. Unalaska. There are some unusually named places in our world -- and these are just the beginning. Do you know them all?
Some communities are named after people, others a landmark, or, too, maybe an historical event. Some stories about the origins of these town names are lost to the decades, leaving us with just the name. There's Spuds, Fries, and Chili, and there's Whynot and, perhaps for balance, the town of Why. There's Chicken Bristle, Mosquitoville and Free Soil, and hundreds of other communities with names that will make you smile, and others that just make you wonder what the story behind it could be. You might assume that the Pennsylvania town of Glen Campbell, for instance, is named in honor of the "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer himself, but it's actually named after the superintendent of the Glenwood Coal Company. Nor were elementary school-aged children responsible for coming up with some of the more potentially juvenile names for towns, like Pee Pee Township, in Ohio, Boogertown, in North Carolina, or Chicken, in Alaska. From location to origin, and some fun facts thrown in, let's see how much you know about unusually named communities around the world.
Oh, and if you go -- don't forget to send a postcard from Hell (one of the five in the world).
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