A mathematician from the University of Wiltz has concluded there’s a “very high probability” that somewhere in the countryside of Luxembourg is an undiscovered village called Buttsdorf.
“There are so many ridiculous place names in Luxembourg, including Pissange, Arsdorf, Assel, and Hoesdorf,” said professor Carl Nummers, who developed an interest in the topic after moving to Dickweiler in 2009 and getting ruthlessly mocked by family from his home country.
“Over lunch one day, my friends and I were coming up with other silly names for villages, and someone thought up Buttsdorf,” he continued. “I actually thought it was a real place, but we couldn’t find evidence of it on any map.”
Nummers went home and ran the numbers, he says, to determine what the chances are that such a village does exist but simply hasn’t been documented.
“According to my calculations, the chance of a Buttsdorf existing is 96 percent,” he said. “Further calculations showed that if Buttsdorf is a real place, we can be almost certain that nearby are villages called Pukeweiler, Sneezeldange, and Fartbach.”