Typically when you think of a mascot, I'll assume you usually associate it with sports, more specifically those tied to a school of some kind. Most of the time, the chosen mascots are designed to give the team an aura of toughness, think Warriors, Vikings, Trojans, Spartans, etc. In other cases, the school mascot may be used as a mark of nobility like a knight or a king. The popular mascots seem to be associated with animals, particularly the more vicious and dangerous variety like a cougar, a panther, a wildcat, or a wolverine. But every once in a while, you'll come across schools, like these high schools from across the state of Indiana, that decided to step outside the traditional thought process when it comes to picking a mascot and go with something that seems to be completely out of left field.

30 Bizarre (and Real) Indiana High School Mascots

According to High School.com, there are 682 high schools in Indiana. 555 of those are public schools, while the remaining 127 are private. A majority of those schools have chosen typical mascots to represent them, like eagles, tigers, lions, jets, patriots, and so on and so forth. But, these 30 schools decided to go, well, a different direction.

16 Indiana Towns with Dirty-Sounding Names

A majority of these towns were given their names in the mid-to-late 1800s as settlers making their way across the country found unclaimed plots of land and decided to make them their own. While I imagine they thought the names they came up with were innocent, and perhaps a tribute to something in their lives, pop culture has warped our minds to the point since then that we can't help but think of something about the town that was never intended by its founders. Take a look at this list. I guarantee there's at least one name that will make you chuckle.

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