Swedish lesbian-only town? Gullible much?

I love this. It seems that Sweden has been forced to announce that a women-only town populated with lesbians does not exist on Swedish soil after a number of news outlets in China covered the fictitious town.

Xinhua and Harbin News news agencies claimed that Chako Paul City was built in the forests of northern Sweden back in 1820. Nice to see the women managed to find a way to reproduce without any men to, er, help (thanks for the disturbing alternative suggestions KT).

The Telegraph reports that the strange story may have been the result of a translation mix up but whatever happened to create this gaff it’s definitely my favourite fictional town of the year!

Sun Online the biggest UK news site? On dear

ComScore has revealed that the Sun Online is the most popular UK newspaper site. I despair. I don’t even know what to say about this it depresses me so much. Thank goodness the Guardian was in a close second.

The report also said that UK news sites draw large audiences from outwith the UK, as well as lots of domestic readers, which I thought was pretty interesting. I guess I do often read the New York Times and a number of American tech news sites, but I never really thought about how global newspapers have become since the dawn of online news.

Spread the wealth of information (but not in the form of red top drivel like the Sun please)!