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The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list. 12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction. Science fiction is home to some fantastic societies, from Cloud City to Bartertown.

12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction

But you doesn't have to leave reality for this—our own world has places so abnormal, they make alien societies seem ordinary. Here are 12 remarkable locations in which people once lived (and some still do). 1. Izu Islands Off the coast of Japan lies a series of volcanic islands. 2. Neft Daslari is a functional city built 34 miles from the nearest shore. 3. One of the creepiest places on Earth, Sedlec Ossuary is a Roman Catholic chapel in the Czech Republic. 4. Temperatures in this Australian mining town reach well into broiling, so the opal miners who live there have built most of their town underground. 5.

In 1962, a huge underground coal deposit ignited beneath the town of Centralia, Pa. 6. It's funny how something as boring as zoning regulations could lead to one of the most exciting office buildings on the planet. 7. Inside a spectacular Spanish church sits an enormous glass box. 8. 9. 10. 11. Funny Anti Jokes. What are Antijokes?

Funny Anti Jokes

Anti Jokes (or Anti Humor) is a type of comedy in which the uses is set up to expect a typical joke setup however the joke ends with such anticlimax that it becomes funny in its own right. The lack of punchline is the punchline. We’ve just released huge update to the iOS app! Now, access all your favorite text and photo sites like Anti-Joke, DIYLOL! E-mails from an Asshole. 7 People Who Cheated Death (Then Kicked It In The Balls) We all like to think of ourselves as badasses.

7 People Who Cheated Death (Then Kicked It In The Balls)

But what would you really do if faced with death? How would you react to being dropped out of a plane without a parachute, or buried alive? After crapping your pants, that is. Well these people survived all of that and more, slapping Death in the face and telling it to go make them a sandwich. Vesna Vulovic 1, Mountain 0 Who was she? How She Stared Down Death: Except for surviving countless ass gropings during her time as a stewardess there was really nothing special about this lady.

On January 26, 1972 our gal was working an extra shift due to a clerical error. Like this, only six miles in the air Not only did she survive the explosion that blew the plane into pieces, but she was the only person to live after hitting the side of the mountain. Now because we're talking about reality and not a cartoon, she did in fact break a bunch of bones and fell into a coma, but when she woke up she looked around and asked for a cigarette.

Not convinced? Alain is doing The Ugly Dance. Me and my egg: Chicks come out of their shells and pose next to their former... By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 07:12 GMT, 6 July 2011 They may be just a few hours old, but it seems these tiny creatures had no problem coming out of their shells. The newly-hatched baby birds were photographed next to the eggs they just came from in a series of eye-catching pictures by artist Eric Isselee. Despite some of the birds being just 12-hours-old in the pictures, they are startingly already much bigger than the egg shells from which they entered the world. Back next to its former home: This baby Ross's Turaco African bird has already outgrown the shell it came from Growing up fast: This baby Darwins Rhea bird is also much bigger than the shell it came from when photographed Over the course of a year Eric - with the help of The Mulhouse and Beauval zoos in France - has catalogued a wide variety of birds enjoying a look round their former homes. 'It suddenly dawned on me that there are so many things that we ignore about birds.