Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a town in New Zealand. The name means “The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who traveled about, played his nose flute to his loved one”.
In 2010 Microsoft banned a user from Xbox Live for putting Fort Gay (A real location in West Virginia) as his address. Microsoft refused to believe that Fort Gay actually existed, and eventually took an appeal from the towns Mayor David Thompson for the issue to be corrected.
There is a city in Kansas called Gas. Their official motto is “Don’t Pass Gas, Stop and Enjoy It.”
There is a town in Norway called Hell, and it freezes over almost every winter.
Portland was named by a coin flip. Had the coin landed the other way, the city would be Boston, Oregon.
The town of Swastika, Ontario refused to change their name during the war, so the Department of Highways would put up signs calling the town “Winston”, only to have the residents tear them down at night and put up their own signs declaring “Swastika”.
A tourist from the town of Dull, Scotland visited the town of Boring, OR and proposed that two villages become sister cities.
Aberdeen, Washington, put “Come as you are” on their Welcome sign in memory of Kurt Cobain.