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Australia sends out same-sex marriage survey with barcode 'bumsex'

An oversight by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has led to a same-sex marriage survey being sent out with the word "bumsex" printed in a barcode.

More than 16 million surveys were sent out across Australia by the ABS, allowing people to have their say in the postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage.

Each survey features its own unique computer generated barcode. Some of the letters beneath these barcodes have inadvetantly spelled rude wods - including "bumsex".



Source and more: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/09/australia-sends-out-same-sex-marriage-survey-with-barcode-bumsex.html

There's only a 1 in 272 million chance of "bumsex" appearing in that random string.