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Mystery surrounds 70 pairs of shoes filled with butter in woods

A couple hiking in the mountains of far northern Sweden found 70 pairs of shoes, all filled with butter. Officials have no idea who put the shoes there, or why.

A provincial spokesman says the buttered footwear ranges from sneakers to boots. There are even butter-filled high heels and tap shoes. Each contains about a pound of butter.

The province spokesman says they'd like to catch the person who did it and make them clean it up. He says it's going to create quite a mess when the butter starts to spoil.

Officials say they'll wait for snow, so they can get a snowmobile into the area.

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20 Responses:

  1. tregoweth says:

    And here's what some intellectual-property lawyers have to say about it.

    • thealien says:

      I think more astonishing than shoes in a remote place filled with butter is the idea that such a thing somehow unoriginal.

  2. madmadammim says:

    Wow, you know, the first thing that comes to mind is that it's some sort of twisted fetish, but then I think it might be equally possible that it's some sort of "artist" and this is his "art".

    • jck says:

      There's little doubt in my mind that it could be anything but someone's "art". I don't think a butter-shoe fetishist would leave such a thing out to be discovered. If a fatty footwear pervert wanted to be noticed, I'd bet that person would have left the sneakers in a more public place. The somewhat clandestine location suggests to me that our, uh... artist... is just trying to be more deep or "mysterious", and add artificial meaning to a very silly project. Kind of like bad chinese restaurants - food not tasty enough? Add Flavor Powder(TM) brand MSG!

  3. crasch says:

    Damn Japanese tourists.

  4. gths says:

    Well, shoes with butter in them. What's there not to like?

    "The province spokesman says they'd like to catch the person who did it and make them clean it up. He says it's going to create quite a mess when the butter starts to spoil."

    Yep, humourless officials exist the whole world over.

  5. suppafly says:

    i read an article about that a while back.. apparently it's some kind of copy cat prank that originally was done a while back.

  6. skip_ says:

    cream rises to the top?