17. They Tried To Grow Bananas Here
A name like ‘Slash and Burn Island’ doesn’t just come up out of nowhere. The reason why this island is called so is that ages ago, there were plans to turn it into a banana plantation. Because the entire island is covered in thick rainforest, they had to slash and burn a portion of the forest to make space for the plantation – hence the name!
As it turns out, the plan of turning the island into a banana plantation was a spectacular failure. But even then, the ‘Slash and Burn Island’ name stuck to it, and so did this interesting and bizarre story. But in all honesty, calling it ‘Slash and Burn Island’ is just as creepy as ‘Snake Island’!