I recently mentioned how the word “Hashtag” just made it into the Dictionary, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that Hashtags are everywhere.
And I do mean everywhere.
For example, did you know that the International Space Station has its own Hashtag? Sure does: #ISS. Follow that tag and the handle @ISS_Research for some blow-your-mind photos and stories from Space!
Here are 10 more Hashtags from some of the most obscure and remote places and experiences around the world – and beyond.
1. #Antarctica or #Antarctic
Follow @AntarcticBase to keep tabs on one of the world’s coldest research facilities down at the South Pole. The Princess Elisabeth Antarctica claims to be the world’s 1st Zero Emission Polar Scientific Research Station and is operated by @PolarFoundation. I can’t promise any zany antics, but you just might learn something.
This tiny Micronesian island is the least visited country in the world, and there seems to be quite a bit of controversy surrounding it and the government of Australia, proving that Hashtag reading may actually make you aware of political realities in other parts of the world.
Back in my college days, we considered “Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan” the punchline of a joke, and yet it is, in fact, a small city located in the Canadian wilderness. Well guess what? Not only do they have a Twitter account (@CityofMooseJaw), they have a Hashtag, too.
Whether this micro park, measuring only 2ft X 2ft, was truly built for Leprechauns, is clearly up to you to decide, but it is in fact an actual City Park in Portland, Oregon, claims to be the World’s Smallest Park, and has its own Hashtag.
Sure, everyone’s seen Mamma Mia, but have you actually been the island where it was filmed? Visit Skiathos, one of the smallest, least touristy islands in Greece, and you can say you’ve stood where Meryl Streep belted out a few tunes.
There are people all over the world who will share their books with you and all they ask is that you do the same thing. Little Free Libraries are one of the coolest things ever, and I’m not just saying that because I have one in my yard…
Sure, you’re all familiar with Ayers Rock, and can’t help yourself from thinking “That Dingo Took my Baby!” whenever anyone says it, but did you know the name for it in the Pitjantjatjara language of the aboriginal people who live there? No, I bet you didn’t. (It’s Uluru.)
In Hawaiian, the name of this dormant volcano that reaches more than 10,000 feet above sea level, means “House of the Sun”, but in Instagram it means “Take a picture and use this Hashtag”.
I added this tag to make us all feel envious of anyone who gets to travel to or even live in what is clearly Paradise on Earth.
This was one of the very first ways I felt in awe of – and wasted time with – the Internet. How can you not love a PandaCam? And now there are so many of them, all over the world. Just search the tag, but remember: cuteness will ensue.
These are the eleven most obscure Hashtags I could think of today. Let me know in the comments what I missed.
Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA.