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Stromboli, nicknamed “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”, is a small, inhabited island that contains one of three active volcanoes in Italy, and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. As long as there are historical records, Stromboli has been constantly active, which makes it almost unique among the volcanoes. 

It is known for its normally small, but regular explosions throwing out glowing lava from several vents inside its summit crater, that look spectacular at night time.

There are two villages on the island, and both villages only have about 350 inhabitants. The only way to travel between villages is by boat. The nice thing is that the villages are almost unchanged by tourism. 

Photo source: 1. Stromboli, Italy by Gerald Zinnecker, 2. Stromboli dopo il tramonto by PladoDev, 3. Stromboli 4 by Victor, 4. by Richard Roscoe/Photovolcanica, 5. Jens Bludau/Wikimedia.

petite-islands:

Hashima Island (nicknamed as Gunkanjima) is the ghost island in the Pacific ocean. 
Populated from 1887 to 1974. During that time the island was used as a coal mining facility. The island had Japan’s first large 9-story concrete building, about 30 apartment blocks, 20 shops, 2 pools, a school, hospital, and a cemetery. 

This lively island quickly became an abandoned one after 1960’s, when petroleum replaced coal in Japan, and country’s coal mines were shutting down. Hashima’s mines officially closed in 1974, and the island was finally  opened for sightseeing in 2009. 

It gets even better. You can take a virtual walk through this unique island. Yes, that is right - the island has Street View (click here for it)! Google sent their employee with a Street View backpack to take a walk through this fascinating island. The result of that will make your jaw drop. You can even go inside of the buildings. So awesome. 

Photo credit: 1. 2006-05 Gunkanjima 09 by Peter Enyeart/Flickr, 2. 2006-05 Gunkanjima 21 by Peter Enyeart/Flickr, 3. Gunkanjima Nagasaki  by Dozodomo/Flickr, 4. Google Street View screenshot.

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people complaining about the top hats

WEE WOO WEEE WOO THE FUN POLICE ARE HERE YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO ENJOY ANYTHING INHERENTLY SILLY

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that face you make when you’re about to sneeze but the sneeze isn’t coming out

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