Thursday, October 29, 2009

'scuse me, sir, but your shirt seems to be writhing

My pointless has carried stories of stupid smugglers in the past-- for example,
  • the woman who tried to smuggle an iguana in her bra,
  • the man who taped 14 birds to his legs,
  • the man who wore 15 pair of pants.
Not to be outdone, this week, a 22-year-old Norwegian man was caught entering Norway with 14 royal pythons and 10 albino geckos-- taped to his body.

Things were going pretty well when he started going through customs. However, when customs agents found a tarantula in the man's bag, they thought they should take a closer look.

Upon examining the man, they noted that his entire upper body seemed to be squirming. The weird movements of the man's torso were caused by the 14 snakes. Each snake was encased in a stocking and taped to the man's upper body.

When the man dropped his pants, officials found the 10 lizards-- each stored in its own can and taped to his legs.

Helge Breilid, office manager at Kristiansand customs, said, "Customs officers quickly realised the man was smuggling animals, because his whole body was in constant motion."

The man was, of course, taken into custody. His torso seems to have calmed down. [www_ananova_com]

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