Travel Picks: Top 10 most interesting place names

Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:28am EDT
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Ever been attracted to or put off a place just by its name?

Travel website ( have compiled a list of the "Top 10 Most Interesting Place Names." The list is not endorsed by Reuters.

1. Wee Waa, Australia

It may sound like the birthplace of Borat, but in reality it is the cotton capital of Australia and a great place to learn more about the history of the country.

2. Why, Arizona

Don't expect a town full of hyper-philosophical people. The name is a derivative of the town's distinctive Y-shaped intersection of two major highways.

3. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta, Canada

The name of this UNESCO world heritage site outside Fort Macleod refers to an ancient method of capturing bison.

4. Kissing, Germany   Continued...

<p>A man takes a picture at Spaceport America in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico April 28, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>