The 15 strangest town names in North America


Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador

The first record of this odd, seemingly R-rated town name dates back to 1711. It’s said that famous British explorer and navigator Captain James Cook often had fun thinking of what to name landmarks, and that he decided to call Dildo “Dildo’s Arm.” Though many over the years have tried to change the town name name, Dildo has persisted.

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