It is believed that where words fall short, images succeed. Here’s what we are going to do. To fully appreciate the bewildering beauty and magnificent grace of some of the oddest, or say the weirdest places on earth, you must see the images in this blog.
The world is a strange but amazingly surprising place. To prove that, we have twenty images, ranging from a rose-colored lake to a cat-ruled Japanese island. Take a look at some of the strangest places in the history of the world. You will be overcome by the full range of human emotions, including shock, awe, and amazement. Here is the list.
Weird but Funny Places
This is the list of Weird but Funny Places in the world to explore during your travel:
1. Lake Natron:
Searching for some unusual locations in the world? What about this ominous lake? You will be shocked to know that the creatures that perish in this lake in Africa crystalize and become sculptures. They become mummies because there is so much sodium bicarbonate present in the water. Moreover, the lake appears red due to the high alkaline accumulation, especially in the summer in Tanzania. Because of this, this lake is often referred to as the “Petrifying Lake”. The Lesser Flamingos use it as a grazing area despite all of these obstacles. Would you like to take a dip? Don’t even think of it! It’s too dangerous.
2. The Giant’s Causeway:
A massive volcanic explosion that took place around sixty million years ago blasted forth a quantity of molten basalt. Thereafter, it solidified and shrank as it cooled, leaving visible fractures today. This place which is a World Heritage Site contains an estimated 37,000 polygon columns. It is so perfectly geometrical that local folklore asserts a giant built them. It’s a good competitor for one of the strangest locations on the planet. Consider going on a day trip to see the sights from Belfast.
3. Tunnel Of Love:
This lush, green tunnel is part of an industrial railway in Ukraine. It looks like it belongs in a fairytale. It is well known for being a preferred location for morning and evening strolls by couples. Instead of going to Disneyland as usual on Valentine’s Day, consider booking a surprise vacation to Ukraine instead. If your goal in traveling to Ukraine is to experience one of the strangest locations on earth, you won’t be let down by whatever you find there. You will be in awe of the Tunnel of Love’s beauty.
4. Slope Point:
Another of the strangest sites in the world is Slope Point. It is the southernmost point of the South Island. Because of the powerful Antarctic winds, the woodland here is home to trees that are constantly bent and windblown. One of the strangest spots in the world with the most wind is certainly this place. The rocky cliffs, which have been eroded by the powerful winds and time, make the scene even more dramatic.
Notably, there are no homes nearby, and surprisingly the area is used for sheep farming. The AA signpost built here that displays the distances to the Equator (5,140 km) and the South Pole is another notable feature of this location (4,803 km).
5. Eternal Flame Falls:
One of the weirdest places on earth is The Eternal Flame Falls. However, it is a little waterfall found in Western New York’s Shale Creek Preserve, a part of Chestnut Ridge Park. At the base of the waterfall, a tiny object is emitting natural gas. Interestingly, it can be ignited to create a flame. This flame is constantly present. It can go out and has to occasionally be relit. Natural gases are used to fuel the blaze, which is blazing brightly right next to a waterfall.
6. Caño Cristales:
This river in Colombia turns red in the summer. The river bed, one of the oddest places on earth, is covered in a rare variety of plants that turn the water crimson. Another one of those enigmatic underwater locations on Earth. The “River of Five Colors” or the “Liquid Rainbow” are two common names for the river. It has been dubbed the most stunning body of water on the planet. Here, you can capture the water tumbling down the rocks in slow motion.
7. Blood Falls:
Blood Falls offers a spooky respite from the endless whiteness of the snow. Due to the enormous levels of iron present, the water is red in hue. The place certainly ranks among the oddest locations on earth. Forbes claims that the Blood Falls enigma has been cleared up. The University of Alaska researchers claim that the iron’s red color is caused by oxidized iron in brine saltwater, which is the same mechanism that causes iron to rust and turn a dark red color.
8. Confluence of Rhone and Arve Rivers:
These two Swiss rivers, one turquoise and the other brown, clearly contrast with one another. Due to the different densities, they never entirely blend. In Geneva, a city in Switzerland, they mix. You can’t help but feel overwhelmed by all that nature has to offer as you pass this stunning work of art. You can look for lovely pictures of this location by performing a Google search for it. One of Switzerland’s most picturesque locations has a beauty that will wow you.
9. Nelson Lakes National Park:
Do you generally feel extremely thrilled about walking tours of the national park and jungle safaris? This one’s peculiarity surely might astound you. One of the strangest places in the world, Nelson Lakes National Park, has an intriguing Blue Lake. What’s so strange about it, though? Consider the fact that the lake is so clear that you can see right to the bottom and are unable to discern its depth. Go ahead and go there. Please don’t hold it against us if your mind is totally obliterated.
10. Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain:
This beautiful mountain is covered with broad stripes of pastel blue, vibrant red, green, pink, and yellow. There are no scientific explanations for this behavior at this time. Rainbow Mountain is a vibrant mountain in Peru. It is also known as Vinicunca or Montaa de Siete Colores. We won’t lie, getting there is very challenging. Yet the journey is worth the difficult work. The vistas you will see from the mountain’s summit will astound you and reveal why it is listed among the world’s strangest locations on so many lists. Are you prepared for this?
Here are a few more on the list. These places showcase the diverse and sometimes eccentric ways in which people express creativity and humor.
- Wacky Walks in Various Cities: Some cities offer “Wacky Walks,” where participants explore the city while solving clues and completing challenges. It’s a fun and interactive way to see a city while engaging in amusing activities.
- Bubblegum Alley (San Luis Obispo, California, USA): As the name suggests, this alley is known for its walls covered in used chewing gum. Visitors often contribute to the ever-growing, colorful display of chewed gum.
- Spam Museum (Austin, Minnesota, USA): Dedicated to the canned meat product, the Spam Museum showcases the history of Spam, and its cultural impact, and even has interactive exhibits for visitors.
- Cabbages & Condoms (Bangkok, Thailand): This restaurant is known for its unique theme, where the ambiance is adorned with condoms and artificial cabbages. It promotes safe sex and supports family planning initiatives.
- The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) (Dedham, Massachusetts, USA): MOBA is dedicated to showcasing art that is “too bad to be ignored.” It celebrates the artistic attempts that have gone awry, offering a humorous take on the world of art.
- The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland): This unusually shaped building looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale. The Crooked House’s tilted and whimsical architecture adds a touch of surrealism to the cityscape.
- The Museum of Broken Relationships (Zagreb, Croatia): This museum displays items from past relationships along with the stories behind them. It’s a unique and often poignant exploration of love and loss.
- Dog Bark Park Inn (Cottonwood, Idaho, USA): Shaped like a giant beagle, this bed and breakfast offers guests the experience of staying inside a massive dog sculpture. It’s a playful and eccentric accommodation option.
- Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden (Devon, England): This reserve is home to thousands of garden gnomes, creating a whimsical and fantastical environment. Visitors can explore the gardens and interact with the gnome inhabitants.
- Kawakawa Public Toilets (Kawakawa, New Zealand): Designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, these public toilets are a work of art, featuring vibrant colors, mosaics, and unconventional architectural elements.
These are some weird and funny places around the world that have gained attention for their unusual characteristics or quirky attractions. If you ever find yourself near one of these locations, they can make for memorable and entertaining visits.
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