World’s Funniest Street Names and Silliest Addresses. Aren’t street signs supposed to be more playful than serious in order to make them useful? Well, the authorities of all these cities and towns all over the world certainly turned the rule book upside down when naming the roads in their cities.
The following signs are sure to make you laugh out loud, from “lost in translation” blunders to historic paths that may have deserved a rebranding, these amusing signs are sure to make you smile. We are going on a road trip and going to find the funniest (and rudest) places in the world…
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This, That & The Other Street, Nova Scotia, Canada
When the authorities in Halifax, Nova Scotia, decided to name their streets, we have to admit that they may have given up a little. Among the many things that make Halifax so attractive, including its gorgeous scenery, its number of outdoor activities, and even it’s somewhat ridiculous signage, this city is famous for many things. As well as This Street and The Other Street, there is also a little Jesus Lane, a That Street, and a Little Street in the city. Surely, if that doesn’t make you smile, we don’t know what does!
This, That & The Other Street is a small street in the town of Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s not very long, and it’s not very wide, but it’s home to some of the best people in the world.
The residents of This, That & The Other Street are friendly and welcoming, and they’re always happy to help a neighbor in need. They take great pride in their community, and they’re always working together to make it a better place.
If you’re ever in Nova Scotia, Canada, be sure to visit This, That & The Other Street. You’ll be glad you did!
Grope Lane, Shropshire, UK
The village of Grope Lane is located in the charming town of Shrewsbury in the English county of Shropshire. In addition to its historic Tudor centre and red-brick medieval castle, this town offers some hilarious street names, including Grope Lane, which can only be described as a funny one. There are those who believe the passageway used to be a red light district, where ladies of the night would wait for gentlemen calling in the night. As well as Bogey Lane and Butts Road, Shropshire is also the home of Ice House Close, Bogey Lane, and Botts Road.
Grope Lane is a small street in the town of Shropshire, UK. It’s not very long, and it’s not very wide, but it’s home to some of the best people in the world.
The residents of Grope Lane are friendly and welcoming, and they’re always happy to help a neighbor in need. They take great pride in their community, and they’re always working together to make it a better place.
If you’re ever in Shropshire, UK, be sure to visit Grope Lane. You’ll be glad you did!
Fabulous Texan Way, Arizona, US
One of the most prominent streets in Arizona is Fabulous Texan Way, located in Sedona, Arizona. Although this is one of the most humourous place names in the city, it isn’t the only one. In addition to Fabulous Texan Way, it is near Gun Fury Road, Coffee Cup Drive, and Pony Solider Road as well. Whoever was responsible for giving street names in Sedona at the time, thought it would be great to have a bit of fun while on the job…
Fabulous Texan Way is a small street in the town of Arizona, US. It’s not very long, and it’s not very wide, but it’s home to some of the best people in the world.
The residents of Fabulous Texan Way are friendly and welcoming, and they’re always happy to help a neighbor in need. They take great pride in their community, and they’re always working together to make it a better place.
If you’re ever in Arizona, US, be sure to visit Fabulous Texan Way. You’ll be glad you did!
Ha-Ha Road, London, UK
You are sure to be tickled by the beauty of this road located in Greenwich, London. It is, however, sadly not as humourous as one might think that the story behind the street name is. The Ha-Ha is the short name given to a sunken ditch, although it’s still unclear whether the phrase is a reference to the sound a person makes when falling, or to those who watch someone trip over.
Ha-Ha Road is a small street in the town of London, UK. It’s not very long, and it’s not very wide, but it’s home to some of the best people in the world.
The residents of Ha-Ha Road are friendly and welcoming, and they’re always happy to help a neighbor in need. They take great pride in their community, and they’re always working together to make it a better place.
If you’re ever in London, UK, be sure to visit Ha-Ha Road. You’ll be glad you did!
Man Fuk Road, Hong Kong
There is something a bit off-putting about the name of this road. A town called Hook is located in the county of Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, which means that Mad Dog Lane isn’t exactly a welcoming place. There is no doubt in our minds that something had happened on this road, for it to be given such an unusual name, though we do not know what might have transpired…
Taiwan, Man Fuk Road is a small street in the town of Hong Kon, Taiwan. It’s not very long, and it’s not very wide, but it’s home to some of the best people in the world.
The residents of Man Fuk Road are friendly and welcoming, and they’re always happy to help a neighbor in need. They take great pride in their community, and they’re always working together to make it a better place.
If you’re ever in Hong Kon, Taiwan, be sure to visit Man Fuk Road. You’ll be glad you did!\
Boring, Oregon, USA
I don’t see anything to see here, so let’s move on! There is at least a sense of humour among the residents of Boring, as depicted in the sign constructed by Flickr user Andy Nystrom, who sought out another hilariously obscure place to partner up with, pairing with Dull in Scotland.
A Boring, Oregon, US is a small street in the town of Boring, US. It’s not very long, and it’s not very wide, but it’s home to some of the best people in the world.
The residents of Boring, Oregon, US are friendly and welcoming, and they’re always happy to help a neighbor in need. They take great pride in their community, and they’re always working together to make it a better place.
If you’re ever in Boring, US, be sure to visit Boring, Oregon, US. You’ll be glad you did!
Bad Route Road, Montana, USA
You may stumble upon Bad Route Road, if you find yourself driving through Montana, USA, on your travels. Even though the street name does not exactly inspire confidence on our part, it might not be as ominous as it first appears. It is most likely that the street was named following Bad Route Creek, a picturesque offshoot of the Yellowstone River that runs through the state. As a matter of fact, a still unsolved crime occurred on Bad Route Road back in 1987, when a road tripper’s body was found at a rest stop near the road.
Bad Route Road is a small street in the town of Montana, USA. It’s not very long, and it’s not very wide, but it’s home to some of the best people in the world.
The residents of Bad Route Road are friendly and welcoming, and they’re always happy to help a neighbor in need. They take great pride in their community, and they’re always working together to make it a better place.
If you’re ever in Montana, USA, be sure to visit Bad Route Road. You’ll be glad you did!
Twatt, Scotland, UK
In Scotland, on the mainland of the Orkney Islands, lies a small settlement known for its repute. For pretty obvious reasons, despite its small size, it managed to earn a spot on the list of the rudest place names in the world.
The residents of Twatt, Scotland, UK take great pride in their community. They’re always working together to make it a better place, and they’re always happy to help a neighbor in need.
If you’re ever in Twatt, Scotland, be sure to visit the local pub. You’ll meet some of the friendliest people in the world!
Smellies Lane, Dundee, UK
Several other Scottish streets made the cut, including Smellies Lane, which was one of them. Located in the picturesque city of Dundee, on the west coast of Scotland, this road is not associated with a strange odor, and rest assured, there is no reason to believe that it lives up to its name.
The residents of Smellies Lane are friendly and welcoming, but they’re not necessarily the friendliest people in the world. They take great pride in their community though, and they’re always working together to make it a better place.
If you’re ever in Smellies Lane, Dundee, be sure to visit the local pub.
Butt Street, Pennsylvania, USA
We are definitely spoiled for choice when it comes to ridiculous and funny street names in America. A wonderful example is located in the Columbia County area of Benton in Pennsylvania. Just imagine giving this address as your address!
Butt Street, Pennsylvania, is a small street in the middle of nowhere. The only thing that can be found there are cows, and lots of them. The cows here are used to seeing people, so they won’t run away when you approach them. This makes for great pictures and an overall enjoyable experience. If you’re looking for a unique place to take some nice cows pictures, Butt Street is the perfect spot for you.
The street got its name because of a pun involving cows and butts, which means “someone who’s rude or does stupid things”. The street was named in 1930 by two farmers whose last name was Butz. After this incident, these farmers were no longer allowed to name any other streets in the area.
If you’re looking for a place to take some fun pictures and enjoy some fresh air, Butt Street is the place for you! Just be sure to watch out for cow pies.
Butt Street, Pennsylvania, USA is a small street in the middle of nowhere that’s home to cows and other farm animals. The name is a pun involving cows and butts (a rude or stupid person.)
Break-Me-Neck Hill, Tasmania, Australia
Since many of the areas within Australia frequented by the Aboriginal people during the 1800s were renamed by Westerners, many of Australia’s English street and place names are quite modern. In Tasmania, because of the amount of rainfall, there are quite a few waterfalls, but one in particular is a bit on the nose. In a rather clever way, the sign warns drivers (and pedestrians) to watch out for errant objects ahead.
Break-Me-Neck Hill is a hill located in the Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park of Tasmania, Australia. It gets its name because it is an exceptionally steep grade for vehicle travel and many accidents have occurred at the foot of the hill’s sharpest section. The roads around Break-me-neck Hill are not for the faint of heart. Every year, there are serious accidents with fatalities on this road. It’s definitely not for the inexperienced driver to try their luck at (pun intended.)
Break-Me-Neck Hill in Tasmania, Australia is an exceptionally steep grade that has caused many accidents since its roads are dangerous even by Tasmanian standards.
Chicken Dinner Road, Idaho, USA
Chicken Dinner Road is a road in the United States that contains chicken farms. There are many interesting things to see on this road, from animals to trucks transporting chickens. The main reason why most people go here is to take pictures of food with a country landscape in the background. These pictures will look delicious! People also enjoy going here because there’s little to no traffic, so you can drive at your own pace.
The road got its name from a chicken dinner that was served to the workers of the nearby lumber mill in the early 1900s. The meal consisted of chicken, potatoes, and green beans. The workers were so impressed with the meal that they named the road after it.
If you’re looking for a fun place to take some pictures, Chicken Dinner Road is the perfect spot for you! Just be sure to watch out for cars, as there can be a lot of them on this road.
Chicken Dinner Road, Idaho, USA is a road that’s home to chicken farms. The name is derived from a meal of chicken, potatoes, and green beans served to workers in the early 1900s. It’s a great place to take pictures with food.
Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, York, UK
Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate is a street in York, England that contains the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey, one of the most impressive medieval sites in York. This location has been used by many movies and TV shows because of its beauty and old look. The road got its name from the 19th century, when it was used as a shortcut by people who wanted to go to St. Mary’s Abbey. Even though the ruins of the abbey can be seen from Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate, most people choose not to go through them and stay on this road instead.
The history of Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate is a bit confusing, as different sources give different explanations of how the road got its name. One explanation is that the name comes from a game that was played by children in the area. Another explanation is that it’s a corruption of the phrase “Whip me, whoop me, make me work”.
If you’re looking for a place with beautiful ruins and an old feel, Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma Gate is the place for you! Just be careful not to get lost.
Knightrider Street, London, UK
Knightrider Street is a street in London, England that’s home to the headquarters of MI6, also known as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). This building is used by the British Government to conduct espionage and secret operations all over the world. The street got its name because it’s close to Buckingham Palace, which is the usual residence of the British monarch.
The street was named in 1938 by London County Council to commemorate the deeds of King Edward III, who founded both the Order of the Garter and the original building that became MI6’s headquarters some time between 1348-1350. If you’re interested in seeing this building for yourself, be aware that it’s usually closed to the public.
Bell End, Rowley Regis, UK
Bell End, Rowley Regis, is a small street in the UK that’s home to many people. The name of this street has caused a lot of controversy over the years, as it’s considered to be inappropriate and offensive. Some people have even started a petition to change the name of this street.
Bell End got its name from a long bell-shaped stick that was found at the top of the street when it was being developed. John Beech, who owned some land in this area, was inspired by this stick and decided to name the street Bell End after it.
If you’re looking for a place where lots of people live, Bell End is the perfect spot for you! Just be sure to watch out for cars, as there can be a lot of them on this street.
Justin Bieber Way, Texas, USA
Justin Bieber Way is a street in Texas that was named after Justin Bieber. The road is located in the city of Corpus Christi and it’s only a few blocks long. There isn’t much to see on this road, but people still visit it because they’re big fans of Justin Bieber.
The road was given its name in 2011 during the South by Southwest music festival. A local bar owner decided to name the street after Justin Bieber, because at that time he was everywhere in popular culture. The residents supported the idea and the road became known as Justin Bieber Way ever since then.
If you’re visiting Corpus Christi or are a big fan of Justin Bieber, you’ll want to check out Justin Bieber Way! Just be sure to watch out for cars, as there can be a lot of them on this road.
Fanny Hands Lane, Lincolnshire, UK
Fanny Hands Lane is a small, unassuming lane in Lincolnshire, UK. What makes this lane so special? It’s the only place in the world where you can find the Fanny Hands flower. This rare flower can only be found here, and it’s named after the shape of its petals, which resemble a woman’s hands. The petals of the flower form a yellow circle and reach up straight into the air. People can often be found here taking pictures and admiring this very special flower.
The flower got its name because people who see it always say “fanny hands”, which means “pretty woman’s hands”. According to legend, this is how the flower was named after a young girl’s name.
If you’re looking for a unique place to take pictures, Fanny Hands Lane is the perfect spot for you. You can even pick your own flowers if you want! Just be sure to watch out for bees and other insects.
Squeeze Guts Alley, Cornwall, UK
In Truro, Cornwall, there is a place called Squeeze Guts Alley, and that is located between Duke Street and St Mary’s Street, and it is exactly as its name suggests. The passage can easily be a shortcut to the market area if you are of a larger size, but if you are of a larger build, you will need to squeeze your belly in to fit through. In 1842, the area was shown on a map, but it was unnamed, and it is believed that this nickname was commonly known. As time went by, the street’s name became an official one, and the passage even had its own sign. Now it is considered a tourist attraction for many people.
Squeeze Guts Alley is a small alleyway located in Cornwall, UK. It’s home to many interesting things such as donkeys and farm animals like sheep and cows. You can find this special place by taking a turn on the narrow road that leads you straight to it. This will take you through beautiful scenery filled with lush green fields and rolling hills.
The alleyway got its name because of the many animals that live here. It’s said that if you squeeze a cow’s stomach, it will give you milk. Because of this, the cows in the area have very big bellies!
If you’re looking for a fun place to take some pictures and enjoy nature, Squeeze Guts Alley is the perfect spot for you! Just be sure to watch out for cows and other farm animals.
Why Worry Lane, Arizona, USA
This road name embodies the warmth and sun of the sunny southern states of America – and is sure to put a smile on your face as you pass it, perhaps allowing you to forget a few of your troubles just for a little bit.
Why Worry Lane is a small road in the United States that’s surrounded by cacti. It’s a great place to take pictures, but there isn’t much else going on there. The road got its name from a shortened version of the town it resides in: Why Not, Arizona.
The people that live here are used to tourists visiting to take pictures, so they don’t mind people stopping by. They do advise people to avoid taking pictures of the houses though, since the homeowners get annoyed when random people show up in their photos. If you’re looking for a place with interesting cacti and nothing else, Why Worry Lane is perfect for you!
Back Passage, London, UK
Back Passage is a small alley just off of London’s busy Oxford Street. Although it houses many modern establishments such as an Italian restaurant and a Starbucks, there are also some historic buildings here such as the Royal Arcade. But the most interesting thing about this place has to be its name: Back Passage. Now you might think that “back passage” is just a fancy name for an alleyway, but you’d be very wrong.
You see, this isn’t actually an alley. Instead, it’s the name given to the front entrance of buildings built in the 18th century. These buildings were designed so that their back entrances would face these alleys instead of their fronts, hence where they got their names from.
Back Passage is a short street in the middle of London that has both historic and modern buildings surrounding it. Back Passage also has an interesting name: Back Passage, which refers to the front entrances on 18th century buildings.
Silly Lane, Lancaster, UK
Silly Lane, Lancaster, is a small road in the northern part of the UK. Just like Butt Street, it’s home to lots of cows and farm animals. There are also some fields around it for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for a place to take some photos with cows or just take in natural beauty, Silly Lane is the perfect spot.
Silly Lane got it name in the early 1800s, when a group of locals got together to discuss what to name the new road. One man suggested “Silly Lane” because it was such a silly idea to build a road in the middle of nowhere. The other locals liked the name and it stuck.
If you’re looking for a place to have some fun and get a good laugh, Silly Lane is the place for you! Just be careful not to trespass on any private property.
Crotch Crescent, Marston, UK
Crotch Crescent, Marston, is a small road in the northwestern part of the U.K. It’s home to cows and other farm animals like horses, lions, lions, tigers, bears (oh my!), zebras, llamas and more! There are also some fields around it for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for a place to take some pictures with cows or just enjoy nature, Crotch Crescent is the perfect spot.
The street was named in the early 1900s by a man whose last name was Lane. He suggested that it be named “Crotch Crescent” because of all the animals around it would constantly get their crotch-crescents caught in the hedges. Others also liked this idea and it stuck.
If you’re looking for a place to have some fun and get a good laugh, Crotch Crescent is the place for you! Just be careful not to trespass on any private property.
Slag Lane, Wiltshire, UK
The pinnacle of many a road trip where rude-place-names were the topic, this lane in Westbury, Wiltshire, was the subject of a request in 2014 for its name to be changed. We are fortunate enough to have it preserved by the locals, as a link to the history of the area.
When the road was built, the area used to be home to an ironworks, which produced mine holes and slag heaps nearby – and it’s important to remember that back then, the word “slag” didn’t have the offensive connotations it has today.
This unremarkable country lane has a dark history. According to local legend, it is haunted by the ghost of a murdered woman. The story goes that the woman was killed by her husband, who then threw her body down the lane. Her spirit is said to haunt the lane, searching for her killer.
Many people have reported seeing the ghost along this road, and she is said to be searching for her murderer and asking drivers if they know the location of Slag Lane.
The ghost has been described as an old lady with white hair, wearing a long dress or nightgown. She has also been known to manifest in different forms such as a woman holding a child or a bloody figure.
Fuk Hing Lane, Hong Kong
Here is another absolute hidden gem from Hong Kong, which was taken by a student on her way home from class who was catching this rather puerile sign on her way home from the city. This means to rejuvenate or revive, but it sounds like it might be a bit rude phonetically!
The sign is featured outside the Fuk Hing Mahjong Club and it’s believed to be a pun on another word, “Pak Herng” 伯樣. That means: you’re welcome or it’s my pleasure and Pak Herng has been used as a common farewell by hosts of gameshows, including those shown on TVB. So the sign means: “If you come to our Mahjong Club, we will be happy to play with you and it’s our pleasure (Pak herng).”
Tickle Cock Bridge, Castleford, UK
This was another title that was contested here in Castleford. In 2008, the original bridge was replaced by a new one, and it was given a new name, Tittle Cott. In spite of this, Wakefield Council reversed its decision after receiving a protest from a local over-50s group and installed a plaque bearing the old name.
Wakefield Council has been accused of being ageist as a result of its decision to change the name of the bridge, but it has argued that it was simply restoring an old name that had been lost over time. However, the group behind the campaign to restore the original name insists that it is not just about nostalgia, but also about the benefits of having a landmark in the town with an original name.
Ugley, Essex, UK
Essex’s Ugley is actually pronounced as Yews-ley, where the soft ‘g’ is emphasized. Or that’s what you’d hear the locals say anyway. However, due to confusion caused by the name change, the Ugley Women’s Institute has changed its name to be called the Ugley Women’s Institute.
Savage Gardens, London, UK
Is it the place or the Australian pop duo that came first? I believe the place came first, but the two are not really linked. “The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice has inspired Savage Garden to name their band after a well-known phrase: ‘beauty is a savage garden’. In the meantime, the street, which was captured by Flickr user, has simply been named after a Sir Thomas Savage, a man who owned a house here in the 17th century.
Savage Gardens is a beautiful, award-winning garden located in the heart of London, UK. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon with friends or family, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
The garden is home to a variety of plants and flowers, including roses, lavender, and sunflowers. There’s also a large pond with a waterfall, and several benches where you can relax and take in the view.
Savage Gardens is open to the public from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily, and admission is free. There’s no shortage of things to see and do here, so be sure to put it on your list of places to visit next time you’re in London!
Dull, Scotland, UK
This is dull in Scotland, a photo taken by Flickr user John Loach. However, it’s actually anything but, with beautiful landscapes and generous locals who seem to have a good sense of humour too. And we now know that it’s twinned with Boring in America.
Dull is a small village in the council area of Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom. It is located about 5 miles (8 km) east of Aberfeldy, on the A827 road. The 2011 census recorded a population of 429.
The name Dull is thought to come from the Gaelic word ‘dul’ meaning snare or ‘dùil’ meaning expectation. The village was originally called Dul in the early 19th century and then changed to Dull (the Gaelic equivalent). The village used to be known as Tulloch, until Saint Conan came and renamed it Dull for “its lack of inhabitants”. There is an old saying in the area – “Tulloch wasnae dull, Saint Conan cam ane and mukkit it up”.
Dumb Woman’s Lane, Winchelsea, UK
One more example of how language has begun to change. This lane is thought to have been named after a mute woman who dealt in traditional medicine and herbs in the area. Or there’s a more gruesome theory – that it was named after a woman who stumbled upon smugglers and was cut out of her tongue to keep her dumb (which was the original meaning of “dumb” in that sense).
If you’re ever in Winchelsea, UK and looking for a bit of fun, be sure to check out Dumb Woman’s Lane. This short and quirky street got its name from a legend that claims a woman was so dumb, she got lost here and never found her way out. Whether or not the story is true, this little street is a lot of fun to explore. With its tight curves and steep hills, it’s the perfect place for a bit of mischief. And if you’re feeling brave, you can try driving down it – but only if your car has a good engine!
North Piddle, Worcestershire, UK
North Piddle was actually named after Piddle Brook in Worcestershire, UK. In fact, the word “Piddle” is thought to be an old English word for a small stream, but it’s since evolved into a rather more polite word for pee. In fact, it is a small parish, so it was named after the little stream that it stands on.
The town of North Piddle, Worcestershire, UK is a small, historic community that is best known for its annual cheese festival. The town has a population of just over 1,000 people and is located in the rural heart of England.
North Piddle was first mentioned in historical documents in the 12th century, though it is believed the area was inhabited long before that. No evidence of any civilization from before this time has been found, however.
The town’s name is widely considered a corruption of “piddle”, a common term for a marsh or fen. It is likely that the area was named as such due to its proximity to three rivers–the Arrow, the Isbourne and the Salwarp–and two brooks that flow together before continuing onward to join the Avon.
Shoulder of Mutton Alley, London, UK
There are two possible explanations for this historical sign captured by Flickr user George Rex: it might be a reference to a market or a pub located near Canary Wharf in London that specialized in this cut of meat. Or, mutton may have been a slang term for gentlemen of the night, so it might have been called this for a quite different reason, lost in time.
The alley was first recorded in the 16th century, and is thought to have been created when property on Cheapside was divided into smaller plots.
The north side of the alley is occupied by shops, however there are no buildings of note on the south side which backs onto the churchyard of St Mary Le Bow. This replaced an earlier church destroyed in 1666 during the Great Fire of London and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The idea of building over the remains giving a new impetus to the Fleet Ditch and its continuation Cheapside.
The alley is now closed to traffic, however it was once a busy thoroughfare, with merchants selling their wares from stalls on the street. Today, the only sound you’ll hear is that of footsteps as people hurry past on their way to somewhere else.
Frying Pan Alley, London, UK
It takes its name from a shop sign, utilized by ironmongers, braziers, and also taverns, which had been seen on the side of a shop in Frying Pan Alley, outside the square mile in Shoreditch, London.
Titty Ho, Northamptonshire, UK
In fact, it’s this titillating name which makes it four times more unlikely to be able to sell a house in this part of Raunds in Northamptonshire, UK. We totally understand why – it’s a great name!
Sod Hall Lane, Blackpool, UK
It is situated near Blackpool in Lancashire, in the United Kingdom, and is bound to raise a few eyebrows amongst people passing by.
Sod Hall Lane got it’s name from a hall that used to be situated there. The hall was used for meetings and balls, and it got it’s name from the fact that the ground on which it stood was made up of sods (pieces of turf).
Hammertime, Georgia, USA
We’re sure the “90s MC” to whom this must surely be a tribute will be honoured by this sign for Hammertime in Georgia. Stop. Hammer Time! We’re sure every street in the town pays their respects to this classic sign.
Hammertime got it’s name from the movie “Hammertime”. In the movie, the main character says “It’s Hammertime!” whenever something exciting or dangerous happens.
The town is a popular tourist destination for people who love fishing and nature. There are several beautiful parks in the area, as well as plenty of places to fish.
One of the most popular attractions in Hammertime is the annual corn festival. The festival features a corn eating contest, a corn shucking contest, and a corn maze. There is also live music and food vendors.
Hammertime is also home to several small businesses, including a few restaurants, a hardware store, and a grocery store. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and they are always happy to chat with visitors.
If you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful town to visit, Hammertime is the place for you. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. And who knows? You might even see a few celebrities!
The Glory Hole, Lincoln, UK
There are many streets in Lincoln, England that have funny names. One of the city’s quirkier streets has the name “Glory Hole”. It is located next to the Witham River, alongside the main High Street. It is located along the street of the oldest bridge in England, which has houses above it. The passageway is named for the narrow opening made by the arch of the High Bridge whose crooked arch sets limit the size of the boats that are able to pass through.
The Glory Hole got it’s name from a curious natural phenomena that is to be found under the Robert E. Lee Bridge, which was constructed between 1928 and 1931.
There are numerous ‘Glory Holes’, but this one seems to be something of a local landmark because it has been there for decades and used during the Second World War as an air raid shelter. According to certain locals, the hole was used as a dumping ground for bodies during the Black Death.
The Glory Hole is a large, cylindrical hole that drops down a sheer cliff face and opens out onto the river below. It’s said that if you peer over the edge, you can see all the way to the bottom – 67 feet (20 metres) below the surface of the water.
The hole is also said to be home to various ghosts and ghouls, which has only added to it’s macabre mystique over the years.
So if you’re ever in Lincoln, UK, be sure to check out The Glory Hole!
Wetwang, Yorkshire, UK
This is another name of a village that certainly does not need explanation. Located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, it comes as no surprise that Wetwang has often been called one of Britain’s rudest places.
Wetwang got it’s name from the Old Norse word ‘vatn’ meaning water and the Anglo-Saxon word ‘wang’ meaning a piece of land. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book, although it was known as Wetewang at the time.
The village is located in North Yorkshire, England, UK and has a population of just over 400. The village is situated about nine miles West of Driffield and just North of the A614 road between Bridlington and York.
The village is famous for being home to a British football club, Wetwang Rangers F.C., who play in the East Riding County Football League Premier Division at their eponymous stadium on Main Street.
Hooker Street, Colorado, USA
In the past, the American city of Denver, Colorado, was home to a notorious red light district – and while that area no longer exists, a number of the street names from that time are still present in the city. For example, Mcgaa Street was established after one of Denver’s official founders, while Hooker and Wazee Streets were named after others involved in the city’s founding. While Little Raven Street has since been discovered to be a street in its own right, it has been known to have
Hooker Street got it’s name from the invention that started it all. Back in the early 20th century, a man named Arthur Cummings was some sort of inventor who brought his new device to show off at an engineering convention. People were amazed by this machine which would “suck” dirt and debris out of construction sites so they could be more easily moved elsewhere. The guy quickly sold his patent to a local company, who would become Hooker Industries.
Before long, “Hooker Street” became the nickname of the road that ran by the company’s main headquarters.
In 1957, Hooker Industries was bought out by a larger construction company named Taylor Construction. Taylor Construction decided to keep the old Hooker name alive, and the road became known as “Hooker Street, Colorado”.
The name has been passed down for generations, and the street is still known as Hooker today. The original Hooker Industries building is long gone, but there’s a plaque in its place that commemorates the company’s history.