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Posted by Boghound on March 25, 2011


Condom-covered fountain causes fury in town of Konin

Fans of the inventor of the modern day condom have outraged his home town by celebrating his birthday with a giant sheath over the town’s biggest fountain.

The gushing tribute to Julius Fromm in Konin, Poland, has angered Town Hall officials who declared it "inappropriate."

Fromm – who settled in Berlin – invented the first seamless latex condom in 1916 but lost control of his creation when he was forced to sell it to Nazi Party leaders for a pittance under anti-Jewish business laws.

He died virtually penniless in Britain in 1945.

A spokesman for the inventors’ supporters – who call themselves Akcja Konin – explained: ‘The town should be proud that one of their own created something that has lead to so much pleasure and is still contributing to world health.’

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