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goldfish sting operation!!?

I heard the craziest story on the radio this morning on the way to work.  Apparently in London, there are harsh rules governing the sale of live fish! Who knew?

Granny fined £1,000 for selling goldfish to a child

LONDON — A grandmother was fined £1,000 and electronically tagged for selling a goldfish to a child, triggering a wave of derision about the over-zealous use of animal protection laws.

As well as the fine, pet shop owner Joan Higgins, 66, was given a dusk-to-dawn curfew and forced to wear an electronic tag for selling an animal to a person under the age of 16, in a ruling slammed by her son as a farce.

The pair were prosecuted after the Trafford Council in Manchester sent a 14-year-old boy to buy a goldfish in a “sting” operation following reports that their shop, Majors Pets, had sold a gerbil to a teenager with learning difficulties.

Neither Higgins nor her son Mark, 47, asked the boy’s age nor how he planned on caring for the fish, prosecutors said.

“I think it’s a farce and legal lunacy and I told the council that,” said Mark Higgins, who was also fined and ordered to do 120 hours of community service.


random info

From Crazy News

A single share of Coca-Cola stock, purchased in 1919, when the company went public, would have been worth $92,500 in 1997.

Bayer was advertising cough medicine containing Heroin in 1898.

Coca-Cola was so named back in 1885 for its two medicinal ingredients: extract of coca leaves and kola nuts. As for how much cocaine was originally in the formula, it’s hard to know.

Cocaine used to be sold to cure sore throat, neuralgia, nervousness, headache, colds and sleeplessness in the 1880s. (Sleeplessness?? Really? Seems like an odd cure for sleeplessness!)

For two years, during the 1970s, Mattel marketed a doll called “Growing Up Skipper”. Her breasts grew when her arm was turned. (Talk about keeping it real!)

Hershey’s Kisses are called that, because the machine that makes them looks like its kissing the conveyor belt.

Levi Strauss blue jeans with copper rivets were priced at $13.50 per dozen in 1874.

Most american car horns honk in the key of F.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

The very first US consumer product sold in the Soviet Union was Pepsi Cola.

The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.

VHS stands for Video Home System.

Two out of three car buyers pay the sticker price without arguing.

Just thought I would fill your head with random, somewhat useless, but interesting facts. My head was spilling over…..sorry!