Workers in Guangzho, China were ordered to smear butter all over a 1000-ft long steel bridge to prevent people from climbing up to commit suicide. In one month 8 people commited suicide by jumping off the bridge and several others attempted. The climbers attract media attention and gawking drivers which lead to severe traffic jams. Solution? Butter the bridge.
Bridge guards say that the butter makes the bridge too slippery to climb and that they haven’t had any problems since the strange addition.
Thanks, Eat Me Daily, for this little tidbit.