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  • 10 Wackiest Street Names In America

    http://articles.news.aol.com/news/artic ... e3&cid=936

  • #2
    Local intersection here not on the list: corner of Grinn & Barrett.


    That, and some others:

    http://jscms.jrn.columbia.edu/cns/2006- ... treetnames
    There are no strings on me

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    • #3
      This road name always amuses me while driving from LA to Vegas:

      ZZYZX Road

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zzyzx_Road

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      • #4
        Here are two that didn't make the list:

        http://myweb.lmu.edu/jmureika/Photos/zzyzx.jpg

        Pronounced 'zyzicks', it sits about 150 km away from Las Vegas (toward Los Angeles). It used to lead to an oasis health spa in the early part of the century, but now the spa is home to research institutes owned by the California State University system. [EDIT: marknhj beat me to this one while I was writing my post!]

        Second, from my recent UFO-hunting expedition to Area 51 (alien included in pic):

        http://myweb.lmu.edu/jmureika/Photos/ethwy.jpg

        That's the actual name of the highway (aka Nevada state route 375). Not as 'wacky' as the other ones on the list, but unique nonetheless.

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        • #5
          In Carefree, AZ, north of Phoenix, there is an intersection of Ho and Hum Rds.
          http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... 1,0.010675

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JRM
            Here are two that didn't make the list:

            http://myweb.lmu.edu/jmureika/Photos/zzyzx.jpg

            Pronounced 'zyzicks', it sits about 150 km away from Las Vegas (toward Los Angeles). It used to lead to an oasis health spa in the early part of the century, but now the spa is home to research institutes owned by the California State University system. [EDIT: marknhj beat me to this one while I was writing my post!]

            Second, from my recent UFO-hunting expedition to Area 51 (alien included in pic):

            http://myweb.lmu.edu/jmureika/Photos/ethwy.jpg

            That's the actual name of the highway (aka Nevada state route 375). Not as 'wacky' as the other ones on the list, but unique nonetheless.
            We've been by both. Stopped at the Little A'Le'Inn for a bite on the way. ( http://www.littlealeinn.com/ ) That day marks my last ticket - 90 in a 65 zone on the 'Loneliest Highway in America'. Just me and the Nevada Highway Patrol! :evil:

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bad hammy
              We've been by both. Stopped at the Little A'Le'Inn for a bite on the way. ( http://www.littlealeinn.com/ ) That day marks my last ticket - 90 in a 65 zone on the 'Loneliest Highway in America'. Just me and the Nevada Highway Patrol! :evil:
              You got a ticket on 375?! How could you not see the cop coming from 15 miles away?

              We did the "tour" about a month ago: Little A'Le'Inn for dinner (note: don't order anything with mayonaise!), stopped at the Black Mailbox (now the White Mailbox) to look for UFOs, drove 28 miles round-trip on Groom Lake Road to reach the unguarded perimeter of the base (all dirt -- Prius is a good off-road vehicle, apparently), saw the "Cammo Dudes", etc...

              For those who are interested, a short photo log:

              The Extraterrestrial Highway 80 miles of nothin'.

              The black mailbox. This is a favorite location for UFO spotting. You'll note the black mailbox is not black. It used to be, but it got shot up one day by an irate Ufologist. The rancher replaced it with a bullet-proof box.

              The Little A'Le'Inn

              Groom Lake Road. 14 miles down this path is the (relatively unmarked) boundary of the Area 51 base (aka the Groom Lake Research Facility).

              The Area 51 Perimeter. The signs politely tell you (amongst other things) "Photography absolutely prohibited", "No Tresspassing", and more to the point: "Use of deadly force authorized!".


              UFOs in the sky! Success!

              We are not alone!

              For those not versed in Area 51 Ufology, here's a good primer!

              http://www.dreamlandresort.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JRM
                You got a ticket on 375?! How could you not see the cop coming from 15 miles away?
                Highway 50 from Ely to Reno, later that day. A sneek over the hill comin' at us.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JRM
                  ...note: don't order anything with mayonaise!
                  Who would eat Mayo on its own?!

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                  • #10
                    What about Johnny Carson's favorite - "the Slausen Cutoff (turn around and cutoff your slausen)." First time I was driving in LA and saw the cutoff for Slausen I cracked up.

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