What would you do when the authorities fail to fulfill their responsibility about holes in the road? One man had enough of it, so he took justice into his own hands in a hilarious way.
His superhero name is “Wanksy.” Why? Because he drew a p*nis around potholes in the road!
Potholes can be actually pretty harmful for drivers. They can cause a costly damage to your car or a car accident in the worst case. It’s estimated that there are over 12.000 miles of these holes on the British roads. If you want to imagine how long is this, it can stretch around half of the globe! Another estimation says that 10% of the mechanical damage in Britain is caused by potholes, which costs the drivers around £730 million yearly.
A single home in the UK pays £120 on average in Council Tax, while it pays £100-£515 in Road Tax yearly. So, people expect the government to fix these holes with the money that they paid themselves. So, “Wanksy” comes in to save the people, armed with industrial chalk and his ability to draw p*nises.
He says, “I wanted to attract attention to the pothole and make it memorable. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus.” On the other hand, the local council stated that his drawings were more damaging than helping. The graffiti had to be cleaned off, and more money was spent on that.
“Wanksy” got a lot of media attention, not just in the UK, but in the USA as well.
Some people were calling for the local superhero to come to their place and fix their potholes. One fan from USA wrote, “We need you in Madison, Wisconsin aka pothole hell.” Will this kind of protesting spawn more “Wanksies” in other areas where the authorities have failed?
By Minds.com (an open source site)