What’s in a name?
We compiled a list of some of the most bizarrely named places on the planet. I mean there really is a Fucking, Austria just two miles east of the German border. Actually pronounced to rhyme with “booking,” the tiny town of Fucking is most famous for its traffic signs. British and American soldiers who were based nearby noticed the name after WWII, and began to travel to the village to have their photo taken by the signs. The locals were initially perplexed, as they were unaware of what the name meant when read in English. Since then, the Fucking signs have become a destination for English speaking travelers with a sense of humor, so much so that the residents tried to have the town name officially changed a decade ago, although unsuccessful. Obviously, the appeal isn’t lost on television crews either… as seen in the photo shoot we did while filming Bizarre World Germany.
Beyond the dozen or so pictured below, there’s Oatmeal, Texas; Hot Coffee, Mississippi; Sweet Lips, Tennessee; Shitterton, England; Anus, France. There is a town called Intercourse in both Alabama and Pennsylvania, and even a Nipple Peak in Antarctica.