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9 Hilariously Tragic Street Names That Will Make You Chuckle

Google Maps is always good for a few laughs, thrills, and head-scratching moments. Will it try to direct you off a cliff into a lake like some people? Will it end up sending you the wrong way down a one-way street? Will it successfully help you navigate your way out of a traffic jam? Even if you safely arrive at your destination with no story to tell about the trek, you can still appreciate some of the odd street and landmark names along your way. In fact, there's a whole Instagram account dedicated to these places.

It's called Sad Topographies, and the account highlights points on the map you'd probably rather avoid. For example:

Worthless Road, Laytonville U.S #worthless

3,124 Likes, 37 Comments - @sadtopographies on Instagram: "Worthless Road, Laytonville U.S #worthless"

Clearly, the person tasked with building this road was feeling a little bitter about it.

 

Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco WA, U.S. A mini series: Disappointing American Topographies #disappointment #americandisappointment

3,252 Likes, 48 Comments - @sadtopographies on Instagram: "Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco WA, U.S. A mini series: Disappointing American Topographies..."

If you're having one of those weeks, end it with a weekend getaway to Cape Disappointment.

 

Crack Is Wack Playground, Harlem, New York U.S #crackiswack

4,270 Likes, 411 Comments - @sadtopographies on Instagram: "Crack Is Wack Playground, Harlem, New York U.S #crackiswack"

Just say no, kids.

 

Grumpy Lane, Lake Echo, Canada #grumpy

2,744 Likes, 247 Comments - @sadtopographies on Instagram: "Grumpy Lane, Lake Echo, Canada #grumpy"

If you wake up on the wrong side of the bed a lot, you might want to move here.

 

Why Me Lord Lane, Chester U.S #whymelord

5,277 Likes, 692 Comments - @sadtopographies on Instagram: "Why Me Lord Lane, Chester U.S #whymelord"

We've all felt that way from time to time.

 

Broken Dreams Drive, Arivaca, Arizona U.S #brokendreams

3,916 Likes, 342 Comments - @sadtopographies on Instagram: "Broken Dreams Drive, Arivaca, Arizona U.S #brokendreams"

Perhaps this was the inspiration for the Green Day song "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"?

 

Death Lake, Cochrane, Canada #death

1,953 Likes, 297 Comments - @sadtopographies on Instagram: "Death Lake, Cochrane, Canada #death"

Wouldn't go for a casual swim here.

 

Dead Woman Pond, Texas, U.S #deadwoman

1,964 Likes, 186 Comments - @sadtopographies on Instagram: "Dead Woman Pond, Texas, U.S #deadwoman"

Or here, for that matter.

 

Shades of Death road, Great Meadows, U.S. #shadesofdeath

363 Likes, 58 Comments - @sadtopographies on Instagram: "Shades of Death road, Great Meadows, U.S. #shadesofdeath"

Take a drive along this street if you're looking to creep yourself out as part of your Halloween adventures.

As you're planning your next road trip, these are a few places we'd probably go out of our way to avoid if we were you.

 

Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.