The Last, Worst Place

What place name is dead last in the geographic dictionary? It's Zzyzx, on the Interstate between LA and Vegas. It was a resort, of sorts, created out of nothing by Curtis Howe Springer. Springer made enormous sums of money by selling "medicine" that was nothing more than fruit juice. Eventually, the FDA caught up with him and the whole enterprise went belly-up. But the remains of his resort still exist... read more about it here.

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  1. How do you pronounce that word?

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  2. Every time I've heard it, it was pronounced "ZEYE-ziks".

    "Zyzzyx Rd." (note the different spelling) is also the last, worst movie. It starred Tom Sizemore, who was arrested during its production, and the film grossed $30.

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