THE STREETS OF ITALY ARE PAVED WITH SWAROVSKI CRYS­TALS

METROPOLE - Vienna in English - - WEIRD NEWS -

Italy is known for glitz and glam­our, but now you may en­counter some of this glow on the roads of the bel paese. In the past years, boars have in­creas­ingly caused traf­fic ac­ci­dents in Italy. Cue the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties of the prov­ince Pavia in North­ern Italy: To scare wildlife away, they are in­stalling road mark­ers with crys­tal re­flec­tors at per­ilous sec­tions. Sware­flex, a sub­sidiary of the pop­u­lar Ty­rolean crys­tal maker Swarovski, is sup­ply­ing the boar-re­pel­lent gems. Still in the ex­per­i­men­tal stage, the first de­liv­ery this spring will in­clude 50 re­flec­tor posts with a to­tal of 2,500 crys­tals adorn­ing them. Cer­tainly not a bo(a)re.

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