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Erected Penis Sculpture Arouses Safety Concerns In Sweden

Swedish snow sculpture of a penis

During the night an unknown artist erected a huge snow penis in a highway roundabout just outside Borås, Sweden, about 250 miles southwest of Stockholm, according to Göteborgs-Posten.

Another local publication, Borås Tidning, noted that a snow sculpture has appeared in the same location for the past five years.

Göteborgs-Posten contacted Helena Alçenius, the CEO of Borås TME, a municipal company that does publicity for Borås, who, upon seeing a photo of the artwork, exclaimed, “I am a little impressed, because it is not something that you build in the blink of an eye and it must be site-built. It looks well made, I hope they had fun when they did it.”

Alçenius noted that the town’s previous claim to fame a few years ago, was as “the place in the country where women were happiest sexually.” That garnered a lot of attention at the time, she said, “but it passed quickly.” 

But while Alçenius’s response was laughter and appreciation, the Swedish Transport Administration felt it was a serious threat to road safety.

Sofia Lindahl, press secretary at the agency reportedly told Göteborgs-Posten, “There must be no signs or artistic expressions that disturb the traffic environment and safety. If we find such during inspections, we remove it. It often ends up in a warehouse with one of our subcontractors.”

Pointing out that the artwork is made of snow (and thus unlikely to survive storage in a warehouse) let Lindahl to respond, “Even things that are made of natural materials can have a detrimental effect on road safety. I would guess that our contractor in the area has already become aware of this and in the near future will have removed the snow accumulation.”

 

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