The Island Of Seashells, Billions and Billions of Seashells
In the western coast of Senegal, there is a village called “Fadiouth” which comprises of billions of sea shells which its inhabitants accumulated long ago. Every step you take in the streets of Fadiouth produces muted crunching sound of shells which were preserved over generations. You will find piles and layers of sea shells everywhere, and they are now seamlessly incorporated in the outlook of Fadioth, attracting hundreds of tourists each year. [via AmusingPlanet]
The local inhabitants harvest molluscs, scoop the meat out and use the empty shells to make their little island.