January 3, 2012

What's the stinkiest city in the world?

Samuel Taylor Coleridge thought that honor should go to the German city of Cologne (a.k.a. Köln ). The poet wrote:
In Köln, a town of monks and bones,
And pavement fang'd with  murderous stones,
And rags and hags, and  hideous wenches,
I counted two-and-seventy stenches,
All well defined, and several stinks!

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