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The mysterious case of page 36 of Lufthansa Magazin November 2014

The November 2014 edition of Lufthansa Magazin
The November 2014 edition of Lufthansa Magazin

If you fly with Lufthansa during November take a look at pages 35 and 36 of the in-flight magazine.  As you browse through there’s an interesting article on Jeju island, where South Korean lovers go for romance and fun.  Curiously, though, the top left hand corner of page 36 is likely to have been removed, not by an interested passenger but by Lufthansa themselves.  Look at the online pdf or App version and you’ll see that an image has been edited out:

Lufthansa Magazin November 2014 page 36;  see that missing image?
Lufthansa Magazin November 2014 page 36; see that missing image?

Now why should Lufthansa go to such trouble?  The answer lies in the caption that has been left: ‘Come hither cakes at Love Land’.  On one flight my copy of the magazine had the picture not removed but covered with a very sticky (and difficult to remove) piece of paper.  I gingerly peeled back the censor’s attempt to protect my enquiring mind.  I now know that a ‘come hither cake’ (of which I had not previously heard) is.

The offending image is of a number of items (cakes, presumably) in the very lifelike shape of exceptionally healthy gentlemen’s wedding tackle!