Why tell lies about Nairobi’s air­port, when the truth is bad enough?

The East African - - OPINION -

Rub­bing Kenya the wrong way, but are the facts right? An air­line man­ager claimed that Jomo Keny­atta In­ter­na­tional Air­port is sim­i­lar to Aden Adde In­ter­na­tional Air­port in So­ma­lia, where air­craft that make un­sched­uled land­ings be­cause of weather are blocked un­til they pay $18,000. Graeme Sa­muel, chair­man of Air­lines for Aus­tralia and New Zealand (A4ANZ), said in par­lia­ment that he couldn’t con­tem­plate any place in the world, ex­cept per­haps So­ma­lia or Nairobi, where such things hap­pen.

Af­ter Kenya’s High Com­mis­sioner to Aus­tralia, Isaiya Kabira, wrote a protest let­ter, Mr Sa­muel apol­o­gised, say­ing he “re­gret­ted” the ref­er­ence to Nairobi.

Gregg Miller now, he is the dog’s bol­locks!

A crazy idea can ac­tu­ally gen­er­ate mil­lions! Some 25 years ago, an Amer­i­can, Gregg Miller, in­vented Neu­ti­cles, sil­i­cone im­plants for male dogs to re­place tes­ti­cles af­ter neu­ter­ing so they don’t lose their “manly” look. He is now a mil­lion­aire. Miller first came up with the idea in the 1990s when he re­fused to have his pet dog neutered be­cause he could have lost its “God-given nat­u­ral look.” Af­ter test­ing the first Neu­ti­cle pro­to­types on 30 pets with­out any prob­lems, the first pair of fake dog ball im­plants was sold in 1995. Miller claims to have sold over 500,000 Neu­ti­cles in the past 25 years, and that has made him a mil­lion­aire. He has since ex­panded his busi­ness, of­fer­ing fake tes­ti­cles for felines, horses and bulls as well. He even sold a pair of gi­ant sil­i­cone tes­ti­cles for an ele­phant at a zoo.

Ser­bia, on the other hand, is the cow’s doom

Vaches Sans Fron­tieres not al­lowed in Ser­bia! A preg­nant cow from Bul­garia has been sen­tenced to death for “il­le­gally” cross­ing the bor­der into neigh­bour­ing Ser­bia; it ap­par­ently could not be taken back to Bul­ge­ria with­out the ap­pro­pri­ate pa­per­work be­cause Ser­bia is not a mem­ber of the Euro­pean Union.

Penka, the cow sealed her fate when she broke away from her herd near the Bul­gar­ian vil­lage of Kopilovtsi and crossed the bor­der into Ser­bia. The cow’s owner, Ivan Har­alampiev, is in a dilemma be­cause bor­der author­i­ties told him that, ac­cord­ing to Euro­pean Union leg­is­la­tion, the cow was go­ing to have to be put down for en­ter­ing Bul­garia from a non-eu coun­try with­out proper im­port pa­pers.

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