Swiss Resort Offers Mountain-Cleaning Courses

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A Swiss holiday resort is offering mountain-cleaning courses after an April Fool's Day spoof caught the imagination of a nation known for its cleanliness. On April 1, the national tourism board aired an online video to recruit mountain cleaners to keep the country's Alpine peaks in pristine condition.


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Switzerland made an April Fool's Day video claiming a team of experts cleans bird droppings off its mountains.

(Soundbite of video)

Unidentified Man: (Through translator) What I like best is when the mountain is spotlessly clean and the rock shines like polished stone.

INSKEEP: The video showed a sort of A-Team brushing and flossing Mount Rocks. The joke became popular, then became reality. A Swiss resort is now offering a four-week course in mountain cleaning.


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