There are many unique and beautiful places to visit or live around the world. Some are high atop mountains, others are in valleys, some are in rural areas, and others are in metropolitan centres. Although some places are famous for their architecture, culture, or natural beauty, others are known for being some of the most bizarre cities in the world. Learn why these 10 cities are considered to be some of the weirdest places on Earth.
Visitors who walk through the Brazilian town Candido-Godoi may think they have a vision problem because they would see a lot of people who look alike. This is because the rate of twin births in the city is unusually high. Some believe the cruel Nazi doctor Joseph Mengel is responsible for this odd occurrence because of his interest in creating the perfect Aryan child by experimenting on twins. However, this theory is false. It turns out that when German immigrants first came to the city, some of them carried the twin gene. With generations of inbreeding occurring among the new German settlers, the trait spread widely throughout the population.
Take To The Tunnels
When it is hot outside, most people take shelter in shady, dark places so they can stay cool. It is no wonder, then, that residents of Coober Pedy, Australia are experts at keeping cool in their subterranean homes. The small town of about 3500 residents has a great way to escape the hot desert temperatures. When opals were discovered in the early 1900s, many of the miners tried to live above ground. But the searing desert temperatures practically baked their brains. The miners then decided to take a cue from members of the Indigenous population in the area, who had long used dugout homes as safe places to stay in the scorching desert. Today, about 1700 people live in the dugout homes.