Customarily, primary school children in Germany receive a cardboard cone with candy on their first day of school. But some 6-year-olds in Essen got a disturbing surprise: Inside their cones were pens that projected erotic images. Furious parents reported it to the headmaster, who promptly laid the blame for the donated pens on the German Communist Party.
The party explained that the pens had been innocently bought at a discount store, stating that it "deeply regrets what has happened and is outraged that this kind of thing, which borders on pornography, can be purchased in normal shops." The party has offered to exchange the pens, and is investigating whether the vendors could be held legally liable. Read the full article at Reuters.
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