Posts Tagged 'geography'

List Of Lewd-Sounding Town Names In America

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From Estately –

Recently, we here at Estately Real Estate Search published a map and article detailing the oddest town names in each state. Immediately afterwards we were subjected to relentless online criticism for omitting a handful of town names that sounded sexual or obscene in nature. We would like to apologize to everyone we let down, especially the good people from the towns of Intercourse, Blue Balls, Climax, etc. In order to make things right, we’ve created a new map using only the lewdest, most sexualized town names.

See the list HERE.

Canada and Denmark’s Battle Over Hans Island Continues

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According to WorldAtlas.com –

Canada and Denmark are known for their peaceful and democratic nature; one does not think of them as nations prone to sabre-rattling. Despite this, Canada and Denmark have been engaged in a territorial dispute for almost a century. At the centre of this dispute is a tiny outcropping known as Hans Island.

Continue reading HERE.

Quick Trip Around Pyongyang, North Korea [video]

New Island Created Near Pakistan By Earthquake

BBC reports –

Barely half an hour after they were jolted by a major earthquake on Tuesday, people of the Pakistani coastal town of Gwadar had another shock when they saw a new island emerge in the sea, just over a kilometre from the shore.

Watch video, view pics and continue reading HERE

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8 Strange Geography Facts [video]

The Arctic vs. The Antarctic [video]

No-Touch Zone – US & Canada’s Bizarre Border [video]

World’s Smallest Desert Is In Canada

According to Wikipedia, the Carcross Desert, located in Northwest Canada, is the smallest desert in the world at about 1 mile square. It may not be an actual desert, but it is a curiosity.

Carcross Desert Wikipedia page HERE

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Time Killer For Geography Buffs – GeoGuessr.com

GeoGuessr.com takes you to a random location on google maps and asks you to guess the location, and then grades your accuracy. It is very challenging,  even when signs are present. If you guess the correct country, consider it a win. To register your guess, click on the map, located in the upper right corner, in the general vicinity of your guess. Refine your guess by clicking the “+” to zoom in an drag the indicator to your final guesstimate and click the “Make guess” button.

Go to GeoGuessr.com

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Borders – Countries Inside Other Countries [video]


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