People Around the World Make Friends with Obermutten

Fun Friday story! Obermutten is a Swiss village with a population of 79 but thousands of Facebook friends around the world.

Upon launching the town’s Facebook page, the mayor said all friends would be acknowledged with their image posted on the town’s bulletin board. With that, people from around the world liked the town, and Obermutten residents struggled to keep their word. The town has more than 9,400 likes, more than some other popular European cities and traffic to the town’s tourism site has spiked.

But just as impressive is this figure: four out of five people who have liked the town’s page interact with it. The video above says that’s more than Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Coca-Cola.

[via Creativity, h/t @SkinnyNYC]