Whether it’s in the shadow of a very active volcano, in some north Siberian ice box, or an impossibly inaccessible island these are 25 places where people really shouldn’t live but they do.
20. Cook, Australia
flickr.com/photos/wiredwitch/1954345784/ Home to only 4 people, this used to be a railway station where trains would refuel on what is the longest stretch of straight track on Earth. As times have changed, only 4 people live here anymore and unfortunately they have to ship all of their food and water in because nothing grows, or lives, in the region.
15. Pompeii, Italy
wikpedia After being famously destroyed by a nearby volcano in A.D 79 people continued to inhabit the slopes of Pompeii primarily due to its fertile soil. Although the place continues to be completely covered in lava every now and then people still consider the risk to be worthwhile.
10. Kifuka, Democratic Republic of the Congo
flickr.com/photos/akeg/1218754772/ If you are afraid of lightning you definitely don’t want to live here. This village experiences constant thunderstorms and every square mile has on average 60 lightning strikes per year.
5. Dallol, Ethiopia
wikipedia Home to the lowest land volcano, some scorchingly hot temperatures that tend to stay above 40 degrees celcius all year (104 degrees fahrenheit), and very little connectivity to the outside world apart from camels, there are no statistics on how many people actually live here but for the most part this mining town has been abandoned.
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