France owns a small island off the coast of Newfoundland that is entirely comprised of rock (St. Pierre). The streets are carved into the rock, and instead of cemeteries, inhabitants carved tombs into the island which are there to this day.
A beach in Russia is covered in “sea glass,” small, polished, colorful pieces of glass that formed from garbage dumped into the ocean. The beach is so beautiful, it has become a tourist destination.
East China Sea parts every year and exposes a narrow 2.9km long strip of land allowing thousands of people to cross from Jindo island to Modo island of Korea. This land is exposed about an hour each day for approximately 4 days every year.
There is an island in the Scottish Hebrides that is owned entirely by its people. With a population of 83, the Isle of Eigg has been owned by its community since being bought in 1997, after decades of issues with absentee landlords, and generates 100% of its electricity using renewable energy.
The town of Shitterton, England, changed its town sign to a 1.5 ton boulder to stop people from repeatedly stealing it.
There is a 20 story light spire on a building in downtown Stockholm, and anyone with a smartphone can change the colors on the lights that are shining in it. Its creators hope that the work can stand as a statement on the power of democracy and the power of the public.
There is an island known as “Just Room Enough Island” that has just enough room for a tree and a house.
Pheasent Island is jointly owned by France and Spain, for six months alternatingly.