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Monday, October 28, 2013
Somali Pirates Repelled By....Britney Spears?
Well, not literally Britney in person, but recordings of her music. According to merchant navy Second Officer Rachel Owens, who regularly guides tankers through the waters off eastern Africa, "As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can." Because music is illegal in some parts of the world, and because the pirates hate Western culture, the effectiveness of this tactic is not surprising. But as Steven Jones, of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry surmises, "I’d imagine using Justin Bieber would be against the Geneva Convention." Perhaps Lady Gaga or Miley Cyrus might also be useful.