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19 Wikipedia Pages That'll Make You Say "Fuck, This Place Exists?!"

Hell, seriously, it does.

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2. This Mojave phone booth that was literally in the middle of nowhere.

This lonely AF phone booth was located eight miles from the nearest paved road. The now-removed phone booth garnered an internet following in the late '90s and fans would call the booth. People also made the long trip to the booth, and camped out next to it to answer anonymous phone calls.


4. The World's Littlest Skyscraper

In 1919, J.D McMahon swindled a bunch of investors, making them believe he would build a 480-foot high-rise office building in Wichita Falls, Texas. Instead, they got a 40-foot, four-story building with no staircase.

5. This town that has been burning since 1962.

Underneath the borough of Centralia, Pennsylvania, a coal mine fire broke out in 1962. At first it wasn't a big deal, until in 1981, when sinkholes started opening up in people's backyards, full of hot steam and lethal levels of carbon monoxide. The government stepped in the mid-'80s and relocated Centralia's residents. The borough that once touted a population for 2,449 in 1940 dwindled down to 7 in 2013.

The fire is expected to burn for another 250 years.

7. The world's smallest park.

Mill Ends Park is located in Portland (of course). The park is a circle that's two feet in length, with a total area of 452 sq. inches. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it's the smallest park in the world. Over time, people have left a variety of objects at the park including planted flowers, a miniature Ferris wheel, a swimming pool for butterflies, and plastic army men during the Occupy Portland protests.


8. This town with a population of one.

According to the 2000 census, Rudy and Elsie Eiler were the only two residents of Monowi, Nebraska. But in 2004, Rudy died, leaving Elsie as the sole resident of Monowi. She's the current mayor of the town, and has granted herself a liquor license.

9. This town that's famous for smelling like rotten egg.

There is a foul, rotten egg smell that comes from Tacoma, Washington. It's such an infamous smell that it's garnered the nickname "Aroma of Tacoma." When Bruce Springsteen played at the Tacoma Dome in the '80s, he had to leave town early due to the overwhelming stench.

10. This fake town that became a real one.!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89dc9c42b1906e51:0x98757106d8f4bde5!8m2!3d41.9676764!4d-74.8983569

Esso mapmakers created the fake community of Agloe as a "copyright trap" to catch those who tried to copy their maps. Later, a general store opened in that location and called itself Agloe General Store, because they saw Agloe on an Esso map. Rand McNally put Algoe in their maps, since that's what the Delaware County administration had named that settlement. When Esso tried suing Rand McNally for copyright infringement, they failed, because Algoe had suddenly turned into a real place. In short, this paper town became a real one.

11. These roads that play a musical tune.

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In Lancaster, California and Tijeras, New Mexico, you can drive on a specific part of a road and hear a musical tune, thanks to the "tactile vibration and audible rumbling" as the wheels go over manmade grooves on the asphalt.


15. This place that's overrun with spiritual healers.

Lily Dale, a hamlet located in southwest New York state, is essentially a hub for spiritualists, those interested in the paranormal, and New Age enthusiasts. Spiritual healers and mediums take up most of the population at this seemingly wonderful location.


17. This creepy-ass pyramid that's in the middle of nowhere.

In 1975, in the midst of the cold war, a cluster of military facilities opened up in North Dakota meant to support the army's anti-ballistic missile program. But it was only operational for less than a year. So, all that's left is a giant fucking pyramid in the middle of nowhere.

18. This abandoned subway system in Cincinnati.

Underneath Cincinnati, there is an abandoned subway system that's considered the largest in the US. It was built in the early 20th century, but World War I, the Great Depression, and a plethora of obstacles caused this subway project to fail. Nevertheless, the underground subway lines and stations are still there and in pretty good shape.

19. And finally, this building that's in both the US and Canada.

The Haskell Free Library and Opera House is a building that resides right on the border of Canada and the US (Stanstead, Quebec, and Derby Line, Vermont to be exact). It has two entrances, one for Americans and one for Canadians, and there is a thick black line that indicates where the borderline exists.