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Science fiction is home to some fantastic societies, from Cloud City to Bartertown. 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
We all like to think of ourselves as badasses. 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.
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.