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Dutch Town Opens an Official "Silly Walks" Zebra Crossing

The Dutch town of Spijkenisse has officially installed a "silly walks" pedestrian crossing, inspired by the classic Monty Python's 'The Ministry of Silly Walks' skit.

From the BBC:

Spijkenisse near Rotterdam has replaced the usual crossing sign by the town hall with one of a man with a bowler hat and briefcase flinging his leg high in the air, in emulation of John Cleese's performance from the 'Ministry of Silly Walks' sketch ...
Alderman Jan Willem Mijnans liked the [proposal to open a silly walks crossing], and agreed to preside at the not-very-formal opening of the rebranded crossing.
"It's nice to see people crossing the street with a smile on their face, and we hope lots of people will do so," he told the expectant crowds, before trying out his own silly walk.

(Image: SBS6)


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