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These towns and streets aren’t real because they’re copyright traps

January 26, 2015

Copyright traps started appearing in encyclopedias in the late 1800s. According to the German government’s own website, Jakob Maria Mierscheid has been a sitting politician since 1979. Using Google Maps, you can find the English town of Argleton. Several musical encyclopedias include the Zzxjoanw, a type of Maori drum, unearthed in 1903.

None of these things exist.

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