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strange but true

PEOPLE

Salzburg, Austria: The town of Fucking has erected theftproof road signs embedded in concrete blocks. Officials acted because they were fedup with English-speaking tourists stealing them as souvenirs. After the last 'Welcome to Fucking' sign was stolen, Mayor Siegfried Hauppl ordered brand new theft-proof road signs. They are bolted and welded to steel posts embedded in concrete in the ground. The Mayor said: 'It would take all night to steal one.' Fucking always attracts a lot of attention in the summer months, with tourists driving up from nearby Salzburg to pose for pictures in front of the signs.