Far-right German politician Otfried Best recently voiced his plans to rid one German town of Arabic numbers, if elected.
On Wednesday, the mayoral candidate took part in a debate with opposing candidate Die Partei who asked him:
"Mr. Best … I find it alarming that in Völklingen many house numbers are displayed in Arabic numerals. How would you like to take action against this creeping foreigner infiltration?"
"You just wait until I am mayor. I will change that. Then there will be normal numbers."
Best is currently running for mayor of Völklingen, a German town located near the French border. But, little does he know that Europe has been using the Hindu-Arabic numeral system since the 12th century.
The Hindu-Arabic numeral system (aka 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) is the most commonly used system globally ... but it seems as though Best wants to shake things up.