You know what they say about places with big maps...
Travelers were abuzz this week after realizing that a new tourist map of Berkhamsted, a historic town in England, is shaped almost exactly "like a willy."
The waterfront village really can't help it -- their castle, moor and Grand Canal just happen to fan out in a particularly phallic fashion. But really, HOW did nobody notice this map looks like a penis?
Tourism officials admitted they recognized the phallic shape of the map, but not until visitors pointed it out on Facebook and Twitter. By then, it was too late -- the map was already posted on the Canal & River Trust's visitor site.
"We didn't notice it. Somebody should have seen it, I agree," Simon Salem, of the Trust, told BBC News. "...Canals are long, straight things, and when you draw a map it tends to be that sort of shape."
My kind of map! http://t.co/z8MaxRc5QJ
— John Frost (@JangoF76) August 15, 2014
Ladies, might be worth popping down to Berkhamsted http://t.co/QNTcakvy4L
— Trickster (@_A_Way_Of_Life_) August 15, 2014
Been to Berkhamsted. Didn't like it. Never once struck me though that I was actually walking through a giant penis. http://t.co/Wx1wUG7hvV
— Matt Harrison (@matt__harrison) August 15, 2014
Even if the weenie-shaped wonder of its map is what gets you there, Berkhamsted certainly deserves a visit. The town of about 16,000 residents is believed to have once served as the capital of England and a luxurious retreat for historic kings.
Just use protection when touring at night.
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