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‘Troll’s Penis’ to be re-erected as tourist attraction in Norway

‘Troll’s Penis’ to be re-erected as tourist attraction in Norway

June 27, 2017

OSLO, June 27 ― Norwegians have come out en masse to raise nearly €20,000 (RM95,917) to repair an eye-catching penis-shaped rock formation apparently knocked down by vandals, an online collection showed yesterday. The formation, which local guides had planned to make a tourist destination, is known as “Trollpikken”, or “The Troll's Penis” in a very conservative translation. Hikers in southwestern Norway on Saturday found the massive rock sectioned off, lying on the... Read more

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People enjoy a sunny day at the sea front of Adler in Sochi, Russia June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

People enjoy a sunny day at the sea front of Adler in Sochi, Russia June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic