Filed under Hmmmmm? Department.
The British Navy is reportedly using (greatly amplified) Britney Spears’ songs to ward off the armed Somali pirates who have been victimizing cargo ships along the east coast of Africa–and (according to the story in Yahoo-Music) the strategy is working !
“Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most,” Merchant Navy Second Officer Rachel Owens, who works on supertankers, told Metro UK.”
The pirates, it is reported, can’t stand Western culture and music -and attacks have dropped off considerably since Ms Spears’ seagoing debut.
If this story is true, would this constitute cruel and unusual punishment of pirates ?
Do their eardrums not bleed when ruptured-just like ours ??