There is a small hamlet in the south of Alsace, France called Pulversheim. It is known for its abandoned potassium mines, which remain scattered across the landscape as this amazing, awe inspiring snap shows:
For a long time I thought the hamlet was probably a case of form after function: Pulversheim (or home to pulver) because of the potassium mine.
But nothing could be further than the truth!
It was not easy to research, but in fact the town was long in existance before the discovery of potassium, and it was named after Mr. Pulver.