Topeka Changes Name To Google For All Of March

In a remarkably crass act of prostitution, Topeka has up and changed its name to Google for the month, ABS-CBN News reports. The name change is a way for the mayor to thank Google for using Topeka as a test ground for a high-speed internet network.

From the story:

Topeka Mayor William Bunten issued a proclamation declaring that, for the month of March, the Kansas capital would be known as “Google, Kansas — the capital city of fiber optics.”

The official city website,, welcomes visitors to “The City of Google” — written in the large colorful letters the Internet search giant is known for — and includes a link to the mayor’s proclamation.

Google has a better ring than Topeka, anyway. Maybe the townsfolk will take to the new name and just roll with it.

Kansas city changes name — temporarily — to Google [ABS-CBN News, via World Around Us]
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