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Ding Dong

Ding DongDing Dong….isn’t it a very interesting and weird name. I know most of you may think of this as a sweet chocolote treat, or some Chinese noodles or maybe some of you will be relating it to Bells and Music. But Ding Dong is not always what you may think and in this case it’s the name of a small town.

In the United States there are many amazing sites and places, with Ding Dong being  one of them. So let’s take a virtual tour of this small town.

Location:
It is situated on Lampasas River in Bell County of Central Texas, USA.

How it named:
It is often said that Ding Dong got its named because it is located in Bell County but that is not the whole story.

In 1930, the two Bells, Zulis Bell and his nephew Bert Bell, who were two early settlers in the Town, hired a painter to design a sign for their new business. In this sign, he made two bells and wrote “Ding” under one bell and “Dong” under the other one. Because of this sign, the town became quite famous in its own way and is officially called  Ding Dong.

If you live in Ding Dong or have any worthy information about it please share it with us.

 

Now it’s your time to share with us:

How weird is the name of your city or town?
What is the weirdest name of a place you have ever heard?

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Find Your Way to Hell

You can send and receive your mails and postcards from Hell too. Surprised? Yes, its true.  There is a small village named Hell in Nord-Trøndelag county of Norway. It is a totally opposite from its name as it is a small and peaceful town tucked away in a lovely region of Norway. It has become an attraction for tourists because of its name. The name Hell was basically taken from the word Hellir which means overhang or Cliff Cave. The Norwegian word hell is also an everyday usage word referred to as “Luck“.

In 1990, the Hell become famous again when Mona Grudt, who born and grew up in Hell, was selected as Miss Universe. She proudly used to say that she is the “Miss Universe from Hell”!

 

 

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