Dildo, Newfoundland (edgeplot, Flickr.com)

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Upon hearing its name, it doesn't seem to be the kind of town you would exactly be comfortable telling your mom about. But as many curious tourists have discovered, Dildo, Newfoundland is actually the kind of place you can take your mom and entire family to - only you might get tomato-faced if kids ask about that, uh, name.

Named one of Canada's prettiest towns, the charming historical fishing village was founded in the late 1700s with a history dating back to the time of its early residents, the Maritime Archaic aboriginal people, in 2,000 B.C. No one can say for sure how it got its moniker. It's believed the place was named after Dildo Arm, or Dildo Harbour. Theories range from a Spanish sailor with that name who had visited the area to its more blush-worthy definition, the phallus. Dildonians are nonetheless proud of their town, refusing to change its name, even as it has brought both fame and notoriety, with plenty of wisecracks in between.

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