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Naughty Place Names You Never Noticed In Your Atlas


If geography has always seemed like a rather boring subject to you, chances are you've just been looking at the wrong kind of maps. Because one man has put together an online atlas that provides hours of giggle-inducing, snigger-triggering, head-scratching fun.

Londoner Gary Gale created a website where he brings together hundreds of rude place names located across the globe. Towns, villages and streets with less than polite monikers have all been collected in the online project dubbed "Vaguely Rude Place Names of the World."

Some of the names on the map will no doubt ring a bell - "Titicaca" in Bolivia and "Brest" in France are among the more infamous of the bunch. But there are plenty of other dubiously dubbed towns that will leave you wondering, "What were they thinking?" Here are a few hard-to-believe ones in the United States:
Intercourse, PA

Climax, MI (There are actually several towns across the country with this rather popular name)

Wet Beaver Creek, AZ

Virginville, PA

Horneytown, NC

We can only imagine the embarrassment when spelling out a home address in one of these towns!

[Photo credit: screenshot from Vaguely Rude Place Names of the World]

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