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Don't believe me? Check out this collection from the CBC archives. It includes such gems as this. Get the holy water!
If only Captain Phillips had known about this.
According to a member of Britain's merchant navy, one of the most effective repellants against Somali pirates trying to board a ship is to give 'em a blast with Britney Spears.
For best results, one should use "Baby One More Time" and "Oops! I Did It Again."
Second Officer Rachel from Aberfoyle in Scotland said: “Her songs have been chosen by the security team accompanying our tankers because they thought the pirates would hate them most.
“These guys can’t stand Western culture or music, making Britney’s hits perfect.”
“The speakers can be aimed solely at the pirates so as not to disturb the crew.
“They’re so effective the ship’s security rarely needs to resort to firing guns - as soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney they move on as quickly as they can.”
The music is currently used as a second line of defence and is broadcast when initial calls from armed security guards on board fail to deter the pirates.
When another sailor was asked why Justin Bieber's songs weren't used, he said "I'd imagine using Justin Bieber would be against the Geneva Convention." True dat.
As you probably know, women aren't allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia for some weird, wrong paternalistic chauvanistic reasons. One cleric says that women should drive because it harms their ovaries. I did not make that up.
Thankfully, many Saudi women are standing up to this bullshit. And this guy, Saudi wsinger Alaa Wardi, recorded this in support of this week's campaign against the driving ban.