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April 08, 2011
Dieter Moerlein, mayor of Eppelheim, sits on his 'no-interest' bench in Eppelheim near Heidelberg, April...
Eppelheim, Germany
To go with Reuters Life ! GERMANY-PARKBENCH/
Dieter Moerlein, mayor of Eppelheim, sits on his 'no-interest' bench in Eppelheim near Heidelberg, April 8 , 2011. After residents of the southwestern city of Eppelheim complained teenagers always sat on the top of benches, rather than on the seat itself which they dirtied with their shoes, Mayor Moerlein came up with the idea of putting the seat on top. The first of Moerlein's benches was installed last week and he is already fielding calls from interested cities in Germany. The mayor of 17 years calls them "no-interest" benches because teens have "no interest in following etiquette. Sign reads - 'zero interest' TO GO WITH REUTERS LIFE! GERMANY-PARKBENCH/ REUTERS/Alex Domanski (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
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