Kicker – Raising a stink in Sweden


MYRNA BROWN, HOST: In the town of Lund, Sweden about 30,000 people gather in a park around this time every year for a local celebration. 

But obviously, amid a global pandemic, the town doesn’t want thousands of people gathering in one place. So the question facing officials was how do you keep them away? 

Trying to fence off and police a park of that size would be very costly, so the town came up with a creative solution: Raise a stink! 

They decided to dump massive amounts of chicken manure in the park. The local council reasoned that the fowl smell would discourage people from attending the Walpurgis Night in the park. 

Council member Gustav Lundblad said—quote—“It will stink and so it may not be so nice to sit and drink beer in the park.”

I suspect he’s absolutely right.

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(Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency via AP)

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