The Highlights from 16 May 2011

Count Zeppelin’s airship not only inspired Frankfurt butcher Stephan Weiss to create his Zeppelin sausage, it was also greeted enthusiastically by condom supplier E. Vier & Co of Dresden.





Co-branding has been around for a long time, and it has also taken on some strange forms: Count Zeppelin’s airship not only inspired Frankfurt butcher Stephan Weiss to create his Zeppelin sausage, it was also greeted enthusiastically by condom supplier E. Vier & Co of Dresden. After sampling the sausage in question, the Count agreed to the use of his name. The condom wasn’t so lucky: he didn’t permit it to be called a Zeppelin. It’s not known whether the Count tested the latter too. Read on http://en.muvs.org

 

Our second Highlight refers to a recent event: the beatification of Pope John Paul II, who was vehemently opposed to abortion. In May 2004, he canonised Gianna Beretta Molla, an Italian woman who refused to have an abortion. The horrifying details can be read on http://en.muvs.org

 

 

Visit the Museum for Contraception and Abortion (MUVS), Mariahilfer Gürtel 37, 1150 Vienna, open Wednesday to Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., or all day our website on en.muvs.org.