The city of Churchill in Manitoba, Canda, uses helicopters and armed volunteers to surround the city and defend it from Polar bears during Halloween trick or treat night. Noise markers, rubber bullets and even bear traps are used.
The largest shopping mall in North America is located in Edmonton, Canada. It is more than 5 million square feet, and attracts more than 32 million visitors each year. It also has a Bitcoin ATM machine.
The highest permanent settlement in the world is the city of La Rinconada, Peru located at 16,700 ft (5100 m) above sea level. It's inhabited by 50,000 brave souls who illegally mine the mountain for gold.