The world's tallest church in the city of Ulm, Germany, faces turning into a not very high at all pile of rubble in the future thanks to the sword work of local men.
Ulm Minster is apparently finding its sandstone base stones being eroded away by the salty, acidic urine of a handful of unrestrained local men, and despite a doubling in the size of the fines handed out for being caught urinating in public there's no sign of the piss menace coming to an end.
Building maintenance boss Michael Hilbert told a local news site that: "I've been keeping an eye on it for half a year now and, once again, it's coated with urine and vomit."
The problem is being blamed on local events that take place in and around the church grounds, during which there might not be any toilet facilities provided by the organisers. Hence men and children getting it out in public. That doesn't explain the vomit, though. Maybe the vomit is an apparition put there by Satan. [BBC]
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