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8 Fascinating Places That Exist in Two Countries at Once

We tend to think of borders between countries as being firm, distinct lines—and most of the time, they are. Sometimes, though, they’re a little more… let’s say, fluid than that. Sometimes, it’s actually possible for a single place to exist in two countries at once. Heck, in some cases, these places can exist in more than two regions at once.

Disneyland’s Wonderful Wizard of Bras: Main Street, U.S.A.’s Lingerie Shop

The Disney parks have been marketed and designed to be family-friendly since the very beginning—but in the early days of the first of these parks—Anaheim’s Disneyland Park in California—ideas as to what constituted a family-friendly environment differed in many ways. Tobacco? A-OK. But alcohol? Heck no. Fancy underthings, though? Perfectly fine! Accordingly, the shops that peppered the Main Street, U.S.A. section of the park reflected these ideas—which is how there ended up being an intimate apparel shop in Disneyland. Sure, it was only there briefly; but despite its short tenure, this store has become one of the most fabled parts of early Disneyland history. After all, it’s difficult to forget a shop whose robotic mascot was actually called the “Wonderful Wizard of Bras.”