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Chinese Government Conned By Online Retailers In Piranha Purchasing Screw Up

Posted by Hoob on August 7th, 2012
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It is great to see that other governments are just as foolish and inefficient as ours. It is being reported out of China that the government there came up with a plan to control the growing piranha infestation in the waterways of Liuzhou by offering 1,000 yuan (around $160) for each one captured and turned into the government. By coincidence, you can actually purchase a piranha online for around $1.80. So… guess what happened?

The local government of Liuzhou in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has ended its hunt for rogue piranha fish after offering a reward which attracted thousands of hopeful fishers to local rivers. The quest to capture the troublesome fish — whose presence in the river is unexplained — has become farcical, with online retailers offering to sell and deliver piranhas to the region for 12 yuan (US$1.80) apiece. [...]

Ads offering to sell piranhas proliferated meanwhile on Taobao, China’s leading online trading platform, with one vendor offering express delivery of piranhas for US$1.80 per fish from Ningbo in the coastal province of Zhejiang — some 1,600 kilometers from Liuzhou, according to state broadcaster China National Radio.

Source: Neatorama

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