Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

When one hand isn’t enough

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I came across this story on BBC News this morning. The jist of the story is that a man in Iran is having his hand cut off for stealing. The title “Iranian chocolate thief faces hand amputation’ suggests some poor guy is having the chop for stealing a bar of chocolate. However, if we examine the inventory of his swag in more detail:

  • $900
  • Three pairs of gloves (I won’t comment on the irony of that, save for maybe it’s now 6 pairs :) )
  • A large amount of chocolate

So, not quite a chocolate thief, maybe the $900 might have had something to do with it ? Although I have to say, when I read the inventory, I did think “that’s a lot of work for one hand !

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