A traffic circle (roundabout) in Poland has been named in honour of the late Slayer guitarist after a couple of fans won the rights to re-name it at auction.
Jeff Hanneman’s Circle Pit, as the roundabout is now known, can be found in Jaworzna, Poland, thanks to Joanna Macek Czuszek and Krzysztof Czuszek. The Polish couple won the chance to call the roundabout absolutely anything at an annual charity auction and decided to dedicate it to the memory of Jeff.
The text on the sign is in both Polish and English and says:
“Jeff Hanneman’s Circle Pit
Unforgettable Slayer guitarist
During the XXII Final of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, the President of Jaworzno put up for auction the traffic circle in the city centre, which was later autioned by ART-COM Ltd. The company could give the name to the traffic circle and became its ‘symbolic’ owner for the period of one year. The money gathered during the XXII Final of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity was allocated for the purchase of specialized equipment for children’s emergency medicine and deserving health care of seniors.”
So not only does this officially become the most metal roundabout in the world, but it’s all for two great causes; remembering Jeff Hanneman and helping ill children and elders.
It also brings out that age-old important debate of what is the difference between a traffic circle and roundabout? Answers on a postcard please.
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