Wageningen Liberation Monument
Here's a strange story
. I'm not sure whether or not it's a joke. Supposedly the Dutch village of Wageningen commissioned the construction of a war memorial shaped like "a giant copper obelisk that rises and falls depending on the level of sunlight, and spurts flames out of the top during important festivals."
Only after they built it did they realize it looked exactly like a giant penis and hastily decided to scrap it. There are two reasons I'm skeptical about this. First, the source is listed as Ananova. Second, there already is a National Liberation Monument war memorial
in Wageningen that's been there since the 1950s.
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And btw we allready have a giant penis in Amsterdam on "de Dam" which is our nation monument for the fallen in WW-II.
Wageningen is in the south of the Netherlands which is below the rivers" and is katholic. So any form of obelisk would give problems since religious people see penises everywere.
There is however something else goin on right now that is much more interesting.
If everything goes right tomorrow the world will see it
Take that however you want.
No hoax. Prince B. was known to screw around a lot, resulting in several bastards. Holland and art: it aint what is used to be.
According to a press release from the City of Wageningen, on Tuesday the town council decided that -De Lul van Bernhard- "...will be placed in Wageningen at a later time, at a location to be decided upon later."
With this, the council bows towards the reactions of the people of Wageningen. Considering that the principle of "from delays come delays" has been in force in Wageningen for years, this means that the disputed monument is now definitely headed for the scrap heap.
On the website of the municipality of Wageningen, you will find an image of this monumental penis: http://www.wageningen.nl
that is rubbish!
wageningen is, for a start north of the rivers and secondly it is not at all catholic, actually it is know to be a very left wing town
Interesting fact: the man who killed Pim Fortuyn worked in Wageningen