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Climax, Tittybong And Intercourse: Map Reveals The World’s Rudest Place Names

intercourse Have you ever traveled somewhere and thought, “I can’t believe this is actually the name of a city!” Geographer and Nokia’s Director of Places Gary Dale has. In fact, he’s created an interactive map highlighting the world’s most suggestive city names. Some of the highlights:
  • Poo, India
  • Poo, Spain
  • Bitche, France
  • Arsoli, Italy
  • Nob Hill, San Francisco, United States
  • Climax, Georgia, United States
  • Intercourse, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Tittybong, Australia
  • Pee, Liberia
  • Vagina, Russia
  • Anus, Philippines
  • Gland, Switzerland
  • Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • Bum, Southern, Sierra Leone
  • Spread Eagle, Newfoundland, Canada
“Maybe it’s part of being British, but an airport whose code is BUM is just … funny,” Dale told the Daily Mail. ‘The source of each of these vaguely rude sounding names was from Yahoo’s WOE data set, before the data was released via the GeoPlanet API and (currently offline) GeoPlanet Data download. A list of real but amusing sounding place names, culled from GeoPlanet by one of the old Yahoo! Geo team, has been sitting in a file on one of my backup drives for too many years now.” Have you ever been to an inappropriately-named destination, hotel or establishment? Share your story in the comments below. For more on the story, head to the Daily Mail

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Jessie Festa is an New York-based travel content creator who is passionate about empowering her audience to experience new places and live a life of adventure. She is the founder of the solo female travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, and is editor-in-chief of Epicure & Culture, an online conscious tourism magazine. Along with writing, Jessie is a professional photographer and is the owner of NYC Photo Journeys, which offers New York photo tours, photo shoots, and wedding photography. Her work has appeared in publications like USA Today, CNN, Business Insider, Thrillist, and WestJet Magazine.

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  1. Joe Todd on at 2:08 pm

    Fun post

  2. Jonathan Look, Jr. on at 4:43 am

    I always thought French Lick, Indiana, USA was a great name!

  3. jess2716 on at 12:09 pm

    Ha, love it!

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