This may not be the worst place on earth, but there is a catch to it.
Here in Norway there is a town called Hell!!!
So if you come to Norway, they will understand if you ask for a train ticket to Hell.
My vote goes to Calama, Chile. A dusty desert town of 250,000 with NOTHING! (The only plus is that its the gateway city to San Pedro de Atacama). Lots of miners, prostitutes, and stray dogs. I've talked to people that have been transferred here...and trust me they hate life!
If you're thinking HELL!! violence, death, disease wise...take a visit to Rio de Janeiro's favelas. (Usually with 1km of wherever you are in the nice parts of Rio)
Hell is where no airplanes can land for six months of the year
Where the geese have all disappeared far to the north
Where water is sucked down the drain the opposite direction,
that is if there is any water to be found
Where the few that live there tire of darkness that goes on and on
Where it is too cold even for penguins
The South Pole - where such beauty is protected by the hellish environment
I think we did this thread recently - perhaps in OMNI.
It started out with people piling on (mostly in an uninformed way) Houston, Detroit, Cleveland, and a few other usual suspects. By page five, we had pretty much trash-talked every city in the world, including Tokyo, San Francisco, Paris, London, and others.
Maybe we can get a link to that thread so we don't have to do it all over. Otherwise, I'll have to throw up all over Schaumburg, IL again.