每日英語跟讀 Ep.K038: About Austria - Austrian man spends 2.5 hours in box filled with ice cubes
Austrian man Josef Koeberl beat his own record for the longest full body contact with ice cubes by staying 2 hours, 30 minutes and 57 seconds inside a custom-made glass box filled up to his shoulders with ice cubes.
More than 200 kilograms of ice cubes were needed to fill up the box, after Koeberl stepped inside wearing nothing but swim trunks.
In order to dampen the "wave of pain" caused by the freezing temperatures, Koeberl says he was trying to focus on positive emotions.
A small crowd of people watched on as Koeberl beat his own record from 2019 by 30 minutes. After being taken out of the ice box by helpers he said that "the sun felt really great on my back."
Tired of sniggers, Austrian village tweaks its name to Fugging 受夠遭竊笑 奧地利村莊小改名Fugging
The Austrian village of Fucking is changing its name, the mayor of the municipality where it is located said on Thursday, after residents apparently grew tired of the sniggers it prompted in the English-speaking world and of visitors stealing its signs.
The village has long been a figure of fun in English-speaking media, which have gleefully reported local exasperation at signs being removed.
In 2018 the pornographic website Pornhub said it was offering free premium access to residents of Fucking and towns with names such as Titz, Germany or Big Beaver, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
As of Jan. 1 the village will be called Fugging, the official statement said, adding that the initiative had been brought by the residents of the village.
Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1423967; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1423757