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Swedish man creates giant snow penis to say sorry for destroying smaller snow penis

Emilian Sava used a snow blower to create the 70 metre long drawing, after people online objected to him brushing away a much smaller drawing on a frozen waterway in Gothenburg.
Emilian Sava made the giant penis with a snow-blower. (Emilian Sava)
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It started with a crude drawing in snow that appeared over the weekend in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

It looked like this:

(Ake Lindgren)

After images of the drawing circulated online many people complained. So local resident Emilian Sava decided to do something about it.

He went down to the canal and scrubbed the image away:

Emilian Sava scrubbed the original snow penis from the canal. (Emilian Sava )

But, Emilian Sava had no idea the snow penis was so popular to some residents of the Swedish city. A Facebook group was even created in its honour.

He tells As It Happens host Carol Off "I started really feeling sorry for them because they really missed their penis."

So Sava decided to make amends.

"In the middle of the night, I wake up, I went to the computer and I write to them: 'I'm really sorry that I deleted your penis.'"

The next day, Sava got out his snow-blower and drew an even bigger snow penis. Sava posted this video telling the whole story: 

 

He says it may well be the biggest snow penis in the world. But he hopes, not for long.

"I think people around the world are thinking, and they will do much bigger penises than this one. This is only the start."

Emilian Sava's giant snow penis. (Emilian Sava)
 

Take a listen to our interview. And here's Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with "Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow":

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