So long as there are people on this planet, there will be weird things to see and visit, which is good for anyone who gets tired of the mundane at home.
The lives of inexplicably famous spoiled celebrities and their terrible television programs aside, there are places you can go to spice up your life, and maybe have a better story than the one about that crazy party you had in college. Newsflash: that story is boring and stopped being relevant around the time people stopped wearing puka beads.
Cat Island, Japan
The small island of Tashirojima in Japan has a population of about 100 people, and far more cats than humans. The cats have been on the island since the Edo Period and were used to kill any mice that attempted to eat the island’s silk worms. Today the island sees thousands of tourists, though no dogs are allowed to visit.
The cat is also seen as a bringer of good luck, and some credited them with keeping the island from being destroyed during recent tsunamis that hit the island. No word on what the island exports today, but we assume it’s cat memes.
Nazca Lines, Peru
In southern Peru, these large drawings of animals can be seen from the sky and have existed since between 500 BC and 500 AD, when the South American Nazca culture flourished. There are over 70 animal shapes and to be viewed properly they need to be viewed from the sky. In all likelihood, there is probably a religious explanation for their creation, but there are several other competing theories.
Glass Beach, California
Human beings have done a very good job of polluting the planet in such a way that the planet is starting to reward us with pretty things instead of ecological damage and sadness.
While we certainly don’t encourage you to start throwing around litter and expecting treasure in a few years, a beach near Fort Bragg in California did exactly that, and you can visit it today! Once a dumping ground for mostly glass, the beach reclaimed it and turned the glass into smooth glass pebbles. The beach sees many tourists annually, and it is forbidden to take the pieces of glass, as this is now the cause of ecological damage on the beach. Guess we can’t do anything right, huh nature?