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20+ Strange Places With Unbearably Sad Names

It's a big wide world out there, with a lot of different things in it. Some of these are amazingly beautiful, others a bit more mundane, but all of them need a name. With so many locations out there, it's inevitable that we have to be somewhat creative with the naming process, unless we want things to get really repetitive. However, this can mean that our ideas can occasionally become pretty dark.

This is the premise for the Instagram account @sadtopographies, which documents all the weird, miserable place names you can find in the world on Google Maps.There's no Photoshop involved here, all of these are genuine place names from all around the  world. Who knew that the people who named landmarks were so depressed?

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People Call Time On Google Earth ‘Mystery’

Everybody loves a good mystery. Curiosity about the unknown is human nature, and the spine-tingling sensation that can be found in things both weird and sensational gives a rush that rivals any other. With the strong reaction it can produce, it is no surprise that it is a favorite topic of clickbait merchants everywhere. 

Helped along by the overenthusiastic use of the warning sign emoji, Tiktoker Jason Cline is one avid producer of videos that showcase unexplained occurrences. His latest piece put the spotlight on a place in the Nevada desert. A thumbprint shape on Google Maps, when explored in Street View, appeared to show as some kind of ritual being performed by strange hooded beings.

Despite all the effort to give the zoom in heebie-jeebies, many viewers were not convinced. Some were more concerned about his distinctive filming set up, or had been convinced the whole thing was going to be a bait and switch. On top of that, it was soon pointed out that the scene was actually an easily discoverable art installation in a well-known ghost town called Rhyolite. 

This hasn't stopped the video from gaining traction, but it does impart an important lesson for mystery addicts everywhere. If you want to give the internet the shivers, find somewhere less googleable.

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Apparently this game called Geoguessr drops you off at random locations on Google Maps, and this dude has mad skills when it comes to the art of guessing.

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30 Screenshots Of The Most Depressing Sounding Places On Google Maps

Damien Rudd, an Australian who decided to start a very odd and unique collection... a collection of Google Maps screenshots of the world's most depressing and awful sounding places. You can follow him and his "sad topographies" on Instagram

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Brilliant Guy Tracks The Most Unfortunate Places On Google Maps And It's Hilarious

"Sad Topographies" is a brilliant instagram page created by Damien Rudd. The basic idea behind it is to look up sad words on Google Maps and take screenshots. "Sad Topographies" has recently been turned into a book, too. Check out some of the most miserable places on earth. 

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Guys Are Drawing Dicks on Google Maps for the Best Reason Possible, and These Are Hilarious

The origins of this ridiculous little trend being funnily called, Go Balls Out, and started by Testicular Cancer New Zealand. The aim is simple and befitting enough: get runners to trace out a whole bunch of man-meat, using their GPS'. 

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Guys Are Drawing Dicks on Google Maps for the Best Reason Possible, and These Are Hilarious

The origins of this ridiculous little trend being funnily called, Go Balls Out, and started by Testicular Cancer New Zealand. The aim is simple and befitting enough: get runners to trace out a whole bunch of man-meat, using their GPS'. 

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And I'm still a little torn between being outright impressed, or just like, that was the best thing you bruhs could think of?

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A Texas woman was surprised to find that her duplex had been demolished without her knowledge or consent.  She was in the process of trying to fix up the structure after being hit by a tornado around Christmas time but now it looks like they'll have to rebuild instead. 

The demolition crew says that an error in Google maps made them think this was the right home, even though it was clearly the same house number on the wrong street. 

The CEO of the demolition company refused to go on camera but according to WFAA 8, he told a reporter that the mistake was "no big deal".