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Malawi to make breaking wind a crime!

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by rbell, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. rbell

    rbell Active Member

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1351174/African-country-set-make-breaking-wind-crime.html

    Wow. This is incredible news....

    From the story:

    • Hmmm....wonder if they'll catch some of those silent but deadly violators.
    • In related news, a mother was fined for giving her kids beans. The charge? "Contributing to the delinqency of a minor."
    • If a cabbage odor is detected, hate crime penalties may be added.
    • The UN is expected to raise a big stink.
    :D

    You can't make this stuff up...Rbell
     
  2. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member
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    Hmm, seems inconsistent, what about halitosis, dandruff and nose-picking?

    HankD
     
  3. Arbo

    Arbo Active Member
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    Oh the roads we could travel with this one:
    -He who smelt it dealt it.
    -Better to bear the shame than to bear the pain.
    -Every chili comment ever made.
    -And the oldie but goodie: Pull my finger.
    :laugh:
     
  4. David Lamb

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    I wonder how true the comment from a Malawian on the Daily Mail site is:
    The idiocy of blowing matters out of proportion before understanding where they are coming from is putting a lot of hard work in bad light. The transfer of the jurisdiction over this crime from the Magistracy to the Local courts is being portrayed as if the crime is just being introduced. [snip]
    If it is true, then what we consider a strange law has been brought to light by the transfer, and the Daily Mail was wrong to make out it was a new piece of legislation.
     
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