by Globetrotter on 13 April 2008EN
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Alcatraz aka "The Rock" is an island located in San Francisco bay. Until 1963 the island was a federal prison. It was famous for the fact that no prisoner has ever successfully escaped. Nowadays the island is a popular tourist attraction.
All islands from The Beach Boy's "Kokomo" All Caribbean islands that are mentioned in the song "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys (released in 1988 for the movie "Cocktail" with Tom Cruise): Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty Mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go Jamaica Off the Florida Keys There's a place called Kokomo That's where you wanna go to get away from it all Bodies in the sand Tropical drink melting in your hand We'll be falling in love To the rhythm of a steel drum band Down in Kokomo Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty Mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo We'll get there fast And then we'll take it slow That's where we wanna go Way down to Kokomo To Martinique, that Monserrat mystique We'll put out to sea And we'll perfect our chemistry By and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity Afternoon delight Cocktails and moonlit nights That dreamy look in your eye Give me a tropical contact high Way down in Kokomo Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty Mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo We'll get there fast And then we'll take it slow That's where we wanna go Way down to Kokomo Port au Prince I wanna catch a glimpse Everybody knows A little place like Kokomo Now if you wanna go And get away from it all Go down to Kokomo Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty Mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo We'll get there fast And then we'll take it slow That's where we wanna go Way down to Kokomo Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty Mama Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo Full House filming location The filming location of Full House (1987 - 1995 starring the Olsen twins) in San Francisco. 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Johnny Depp's Private island The private island "Little Hall's Pond Cay" in the Bahamas is owned by actor Johnny Depp ("Pirates of the Caribbean"). Blue Whale Skeleton Skeleton of a Blue Whale at Seymor Center (Long Marine Laboratory) in Santa Cruz, California. X-Men: Xavier's School for the Gifted Hatley Castle on Vancouver Island in British Columbia was used as exterior filming location of "Xavier's School for the Gifted" in the X-Men series.