You think your Maine hometown has a weird name?

Just take a look at some of these bizarre ones here, from Eustis to Caratunk.

 

And hey, here in Maine, we got Denmark, Poland, China and Moscow, all really cool too, especially when you put 'em side-by-side with the following cities and towns in the United States:

Accident, Maryland (Pop. 244) - This has gotta be a hoot when filling out the insurance claims forms. The town was founded in the late 1700's by two different "land speculators" accidentally at the same time, thus...

Boring, Oregon (Pop. 8,000) - Where to begin? We'll skip the vanilla jokes and say "thanks" to civil war vet William Harrison Boring who donated land for the communities first schoolhouse, thus...

Embarrass, Wisconsin (Pop. 548) - No need to blush here, the town was founded by French lumberjacks who used the French verb "embarrasser" (meaning 'to hamper' or 'to stop') to describe a nearby river they found almost impossible to cross, thus...

Bad Axe, Michigan (Pop. 2,980) - 100 miles south of Detroit, we're betting it's a badass place to form a punk-band. Surveyors in the 1800's established a campsite here which they named after an old ax they found on the grounds, thus...

Normal, Illionois (Pop. 54,808) - Sounds like the setting for an extremely nerve-wracking "Twilight Zone" episode, but the truth is much more yawn-inducing -- In 1861, a new state university opened here as a "Normal school" which was what they used to call a teacher's college, thus...

Our favorite town name is still Little Hope, New Hampshire. Now, the truth is we have no idea if there is actually any place anywhere by the name of Little Hope, though it was the perfect name for the setting of the movie "To Die For", inspired by the Pam Smart story (and starring Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix) -- To this day it remains one of the most ingeniously scripted pieces of cinema you will ever see. Stream it a.s.a.p....

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