Those wacky Austrians.

Old news, but funny enough that when I saw it, I had to post it…
Brits steal carloads of F**king Austrian roadsigns

By Lester Haines
Published Monday 15th August 2005 13:06 GMT
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An Austrian village called Fucking will not change its name despite sniggering Brits making off with its roadsigns.

Mayor Siegfried Hauppl has asked visitors to lay off the signs which began to attract outside attention after British and US soldiers passing through in 1945 illuminated the locals as to the English meaning of Fucking, Ananova reports.

Hauppl explained: “We had a vote last year on whether to rename the town, but decided to keep it as it is. After all, Fucking has existed for 800 years, probably when a Mr Fuck or the Fuck family moved into the area. The ‘ing’ was added as a word for settlement.”

Also mentioned on Snopes

The perils of online dating.

Leading online matchmaker sued for bogus dating scam

Sat Nov 19, 6:24 PM ET

NEW YORK (AFP) –, one of the top Internet dating websites, has been accused of hiring people as “date bait” to date some of their one million customers to encourage them to keep paying for the service.

Sorry, no attribution on this news story that I can repeat. I’m glad I met Marie back when the internet was still mostly college students and geeks.

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