-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

The World's Grossest Places

Whether it's bats, rats or burning bodies, the world has some pretty gross places. Find out more about these not-so-hot vacation spots.

Gross Place - Rat Temple

In Deshnoke, India there's a temple dedicated to rats. The people here believe these rats are the reincarnated spirits of storytellers so they take special care of them. Thousands of rats live in the temple where they are fed milk and other tasty treats, which some pilgrims eat afterward because it's considered a blessing to eat food that has been nibbled by the rats. Mmmm... rat saliva.

Gross Place - Bat Poo Caves

The largest bat cave in the US is Bracken Cave near San Antonio. It's thought to hold between 20 and 40 million bats. The bats have been coming to this cave for more than 100 years so you can probably guess how much poo has built up. Thankfully (for the bats, at least) there are some crazy peeps who venture into the cave to collect what the bats have left behind. The bat poo, called guano, is high in nitrogen so it makes a great fertilizer. Who knew some people loved their gardens that much?

Gross Place - City of the Dead

Varanasi, or the City of the Dead, is one of the holiest cities in India but to Westerners it can seem pretty gross. To Hindus, it is considered an honor to be cremated in Varanasi. Hindus believe that dying in Varanasi allows the soul to escape the cycle of reincarnation - so there are planty of old and sick people in this town who are just waiting to die. The dead are burned on funeral pyres on the banks of the Ganges. As if the smell of burning flesh wasn't gross enough, certain people (kids under 10, people who died of leprosy etc.) aren't burned at all but are just weighted down and tossed in the river. Yikes.

Related Stories
158 Comments

Related Stories

F1096046257406

World's Grossest Place? Vote!

  • The Rat Temple in Deshnoke, India.
  • The City of the Dead.
  • The bat caves.
  • My bedroom is probably the grossest place in the world!

Random In The Forums

eclipse11
eclipse11 posted in General:
My pic is of Eridan from homestuck.))
reply about 2 hours
ThePaleWalker636
Smiling with gratitude, Polaris spoke again. “Thank you, kind sir. Our people remember Those who assist us. But, do you swear? Swear that you will leave this December   For our lands, and bring to your skills and wit To save our young heir from the clutches of beasts?” Star Swirl became hesitant when at last he heard The nature of his quest, but he did not cease   In his resolve, and he swore by the Sun and the Moon “By Celestia and Luna’s names, I swear I will rescue your heir, Polaris, and I will depart At the dusk of tomorrow from here.”   “Truly you are a stallion of strength. I will guide to your quest at the time you may. The details I soon will reveal As we continue upon our way.”   The feast was concluded and all fell to sleep, But Star Swirl lingered when Polaris he espied By the fire, watching the flames And the wizard sat down at the unicorn’s side.   “Tell me of this heir you have spoken. What is their name, and by whom were they taken? Or what, should I say? By ‘beast’ mean you dragon?” Polaris sighed. His countenance seemed to be shaken.   “Her name is Royal Blue, and she is my daughter. She was indeed taken by beasts, us beaten and battered, A tribe of savages like never before seen. They are ponies with minds bended and shattered.   So savage are they, we know not how We are to defeat them without harming my child. They do not allow us to approach Without threats of her death by animals wild.”  
reply about 3 hours
SecretBlogger
SecretBlogger posted in General:
 Right now? An anime girl who I think I kindof look like, except for the fact she looks like she can kick serious butt, where i would just hurt myself trying. (I would definetly try tho....)
reply about 4 hours
PrincessRhiannon
Just little ol me  :wave [s:sm3/1jw1] [s:sm3/1jw2] I'm new here, so hello everyone!  :thumbsup :party ;)
reply about 5 hours
ThePaleWalker636
((Author's Note: A My Little Pony poem inspired by Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Edits and suggestions are accepted in the comments. If you would like to add on to this and continue writing it yourself, I will create a master post of the finished product and may include suggestions and other people's work, whom I will credit. Thank you.)) After the battle to banish the Empire succeeded, The pony of shadows now for a thousand years gone, The feasts of celebration were well underway, And the Princesses rejoiced that the battle was won.   Star Swirl the Bearded, great wizard of old, Had remained there as long as he may, But as soon as he rose, the hall to leave There came an event that forced him to stay.   A figure stepped in from the midst of a storm: The doors were flung open with tremendous might By a stallion of stature like never before seen His presence alone dimmed the room’s light.   His hooves pounded the floor and forced it to crack Legs like tree-trunks, and a voice like thunder His eyes flashed like stars underneath his hood All present had their composures thrown asunder.   “Greetings!” The unicorn cried to the thrones. “I have traveled from the Northland’s wastes To meet the Sisters of much I have heard And so I have arrived, coming with haste.”   Celestia bowed with grace to this stranger “We accept you in our halls, you are to be certain You will be welcome as long as you stay. But I request you tell of your journey and all it may pertain.   Begin with your name, if you please,” she concluded. And the unicorn nodded in acceptance. “Of course. You behold Polaris, a messenger For my people, and have come to pay penance   To the rulers of our far away neighbors. I am the chieftain of my tribe in the North, Masters of snow and flame in our magic. But now we are in need, and I have come forth   To beg of you your assistance.” He bowed in his head, in pleading he waited While averting his eyes to the ground. Not wanting the Princess to know what was unstated.   Star Swirl arose, proudly he stood, His horn lit aflame to point to the sky. “Of course we will help! I’ll accompany you myself!” He did not pause to ask Polaris why.  
reply about 5 hours