Monday, March 06, 2006

The Craziest Street Names in America

Via Planetizen: The BBC ran a story about a U.S. organization's contest to find the craziest U.S. street names. The top five were as follows:
1) Psycho Path
2) Divorce Court
3) Farfrompoopen Road
4) Clinton and Fidelity Streets
5) Unexpected Road

Cheers to the commenter, "Martin from Chicago," who noted the Fed Ex facility that sits near the intersection of Hooker and Bliss.

UPDATE (3/13/06): Okay, I did a little fact checking, because that's what I'm supposed to do, right? I also drive by Hooker Street almost everyday, so I thought I would follow up on "Martin from Chicago's" mention of an intersection of Hooker and Bliss. The streets do not intersect, but there is a Bliss Street pretty dang close to Hooker. (See localized map here.) Clearly, Martin blarneyed it a bit. Or, he simply forgot they don't officially intersect. Either way, it's a gimme.


Anonymous said...

I just looked up the Car Connection's Web site that reported on the contest. They have corrected their error of Stroke and Acoma being in Wisconsin. (It is in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.)

Farfrompoopen Road was reported by AP to be in Tennessee, but it is in Arkansas. Also, it has been reported as Farfrompoopen Lane, and it has erroneously been reported as leading to Constitpation Ridge rather than what the house's owner has designated: Constipation Heights.

Jennifer said...

And they say bloggers don't check their facts. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I can confirm the street name is "Farfrompoopen". It began as "Constipation Heights" but officially was adopted by Montgomery Co. Arkansas as Farfrompoopen.