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‘Pokemon Go’: 10 Strangest Pokestop Locations

From graveyards to Holocaust memorials, Pokemon are showing up in inappropriate spots

By now, you’ve heard about Pokémon Go, the long-promised "augmented-reality game" that instantly became one of the biggest mobile games of all time and a pop culture phenomenon. It’s only been available in the United States for a week, and its audience is currently estimated to be the same size as Twitter – which was launched 10 years ago.

According to SimilarWeb, the average time per day spent on Pokémon Go is a whopping 43 minutes. But as people roam the landscape on the prowl for Pikachu and other Pokemon, there’s been quite a few stories about odd Pokestop locations, including graveyards, hospital delivery rooms and Holocaust memorials. Here, we take a look at some of the weirdest spots that have raised eyebrows and enraged skeptics so far.

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Auschwitz Memorial

Much like the officials at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., those in charge of the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland – the preserved site of one of the most brutal concentration camps employed during World War II, where over a million Jews and other victims of the Nazis lost their lives – have kindly asked that tourists refrain from catching Pokémon while on the grounds. It's not the first time that people have inappropriately used social media apps at the memorial – Newt Gingrich tweeted from a gas chamber in 2009, and later posed for photos smiling in front of the gate – but perhaps we can all set a very low bar and show that we have more tact than Newt by not hunting for Pikachus while visiting one of the most harrowing sites of modern genocide.

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