It may sound unbelievable and ridiculous but yes, it’s true. There is a town in Nebraska with a population of one. Monowi is an officially recognized town in the United States and its sole resident is a 70-something woman named Elsie Eiler. She works as the town’s mayor, librarian, and bartender at the same time.
Everyone who gets the chance to hear about Monowi asks the same questions – Where is everyone? And where is Elsie’s family? Plus, how do you exactly run a one-woman town?
Well first off, Monowi was founded in 1902 and its name was derived from the Native American word that means “flower.” Back in the 1930s, the farming town had a population of merely 150 but eventually, most of the young residents left the place to pursue greener pastures.
Elsie’s husband Rudy passed away in 2004 while their children have already moved to other cities prior to that. And so, Elsie was left as the last resident of the town.
Upon approaching the town, travelers are welcomed by a road sign that proudly declares the number of its resident.
Elsie Eiler is the lone resident in this little Nebraska town.
Since she is the Mayor, Elsie prepares municipal road plan each year to obtain funding for the town’s street lights.
She also pays taxes to herself and grants her own liquor license so she can run the Monowi Tavern.
Elsie Eiler manages the Monowi Tavern.
Vintage ads greet visitors at the door.
Of course, drinks are also served.
Elsie loves to read while waiting for customers.
Elsie is often visited by many regular customers. What do they often order? Her popular burgers and fries, of course! They love what she serves and so they keep coming back – even if some of them actually live 80 miles away from Monowi.
Elsie aims to preserve the town’s legacy and so she keeps pictures of the town in the library. A collection of Monowi can be found there along with thousands of other books available for interested borrowers.
Named after her late husband, Elsie also runs the town library.
Thousands of books are available for interested borrowers.
Elsie loves keeping old pictures to preserve the town’s history.
An early picture of the Monowi taken back in 1908.
In many ways, Monowi is definitely a unique place. If you happen to drive by around Nebraska, be sure to drop by – and never dare leave without trying Elsie’s magnificent burgers.
Elsie’s fries and burgers are particularly popular in the area.
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Girl Keeps Creepy Diary Entries About Her Imaginary Friend
You will think twice if this girl’s imaginary friend is a mere make-believe or indeed existent. So creepy!
Imaginary friends are quite common for kids. It is actually part of their developmental growth. But as they grow old and become more exposed to the life, they gradually let it go and start to act like grown-ups.
It is quite amusing to hear little kids tell about their imaginary friends. They will tell stories about the toys they played, the activities they did and the stuff they talked about during the day. It enables them to use their imagination to the best of their abilities and in the process, learn the beauty of friendship, which they can apply when they make real friends outside.
But in this series of diary entries we found, we can't help but think twice about imaginary friends. After reading it all, we wonder how imaginary is an imaginary friend and up to what extent can we call them a make-believe companion? In short, we were totally freaked out!
This Pill Will Make Your Stinky Fart Smell Like Chocolate
Christian Poincheval invented a pill that transforms stinky farts into a sweet chocolate aroma.
Too shy to fart in public because you know your booty belch has a hideous scent? Well, French inventor Christian Poincheval has the perfect product for you. This 65-year-old man has created a special pill that will make your gaseous releases smell just like chocolate.
How did this Santa Claus-looking hipster even came up with the ridiculous idea? As with many other inventions, it was necessity that pushed Poincheval to come up with a solution.
According to him, he was at a dinner with friends one night when they suddenly found themselves in a very unpleasant situation.
Meet the World’s Most Flexible Woman Who Could Easily Fit in a Suitcase
She can fit inside your suitcase!
Most of us are having a hard time touching our toes without feeling even a little pain. It comes with age, you think. Or you may consider your yoga practice to be on point, but the truth is, you're probably nowhere near as flexible as Russian contortionist Julia Günthel. Don't worry: Nobody is.
Better known as Zlata, and she's not called the human folding chair for nothing. This back-bending and mind-blowing contortionist is widely considered to be the world's most flexible woman. She has been featured in the media for her specific talent: She can bend equally backward and forward, which is a rare skill (even within the contortionist community).
Zlata started her career at the tender age of four, when a teacher noticed how flexible she was.
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