The country of Qatar is faced with a difficult choice: succumb to the laughs and scrap the plans for their precious soccer stadium or soldier on and feign ignorance while important World Cup matches are being played in an enormous, illuminated vagina. The stadium in question is the al-Wakrah stadium, one of the structures being built for the 2022 World Cup — the concept, according to architects, was to look like the sails of a dhow boat, which were used in Qatar for pearl fishing. Boats like this:
Dhow boats ... right. News agencies like The Guardian and sites like Jezebel were quick to point out that they did not see the sails of a majestic dhow seagoing craft, but rather female genitalia. “The Qatari stadium’s resemblance to a woman’s private parts may be unintentional, but I for one applaud it," The Guardian's Holly Baxter wrote. “I was surprised that the piece went viral so quickly — but then again, buildings that look like vaginas are few and far between," she added.
So Qatar's World Cup stadium designers accidentally envisioned a majestic vagina with the capacity for 40,000 screaming fans. This might be history's largest subliminal vagina. And the Internet laughed. And laughed. And is still laughing.