7 Rivers With Strange Names - The Brief History

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17 January 2024 

Ravi Shankar Kumar || ExamVatika.com

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The water of this river are so hot that they can cause severe burns. The heat is due to geothermal activity beneath the riverbed.

1. Boiling River (Peru)

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This river gets its quirky name from a legend about a frying pan left in the river to mark a gold discovery. It is found in Colorado. 

2. Crooked River (USA)

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This river is located in Ohio. This oddly named river is said to derive its name from the initials P.P. f an early settler who carved them into a tree.

3. Frying Pan River (USA)

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It earned this nickname due to its strong and dangerous currents which made upstream travel nearly impossible. 

4. Laughing Water Creek, USA

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This creek's peculiar name might come from wildlife, like deer, using the area as a salt lick. It is situated in Georgia.

5. Licklog Creek, USA

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This charmingly named creek might evoke images of the South's favorite beverage and hints at the region's culture. 

6. Pee Pee Creek, USA

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This creek's name might reflect the difficulty early settlers faced in navigating or living near its swampy waters.

7. River of No Return, USA