USAToday Article: Strangest Tourist Attractions

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  1. kansaskeith

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    I've been to one and it wasn't the cockroach hall of fame!
     
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    Is that the corn palace in SD?
     
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    I can add one more strange tourist attraction to the list:
    Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
    To find the location you have to search for this road sign :)
    [​IMG]
    http://www.hackgreen.co.uk/
     
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    And all this time I thought the cockroach Hall of fame would be in NYC!
     
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    I could deal with sitting on the toilet while eating, But I'm not eating my soup out of a "toilet bowl"!
     
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    Or you could have a "balti" in most Indian restaurants in the UK. "balti" came to Hindi from Portuguese and means "bucket". Most uses of such "buckets" were not for foodstuffs, and some uses, before indoor plumbing, were commonly deployed in bedrooms at night. It is widely assumed that the "balti" in UK Indian restaurants was originally a slur to those who ordered it.

    A more generous interpretation is in many dictionaries suggesting that in Urdu it sometimes means "cooking pail".

    I do not order balti, ever!
     
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    LOL, agreed! Just imagine a chocolate ice-cream sundae served in a "toilet bowl" dish. I don't know if I could bring myself to do it.
     
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    Also reminds me of some of the bars and restaurants in Clarke Quay Singapore, like Clinic, with the hospital theme. Sitting in wheelchairs, sucking your drinks from the tube of a hanging IV bag, etc.
     
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    They might as well call it "chamber pot" :D
     
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