News, but not the serious kind
Huntin’ scorpions, it never gets old!
Here we have another one of those situations where it would be nice to know just a little more about what’s going on in some photos.
The caption explains that these dudes are hunting for scorpions in a desert in Egypt, but it doesn’t say what they plan to do with the things. That means, under the terms of my contract, I have to MAKE UP stuff instead of using facts.
So here are a few of my guesses. These fat, juicy scorpions are….
* hunted on a regular basis because, heck, there’s no HBO in the area.
* sweetened and molded into the popular breakfast cereal, Little Frosted Scorpios.
* put into a huge scorpion press over at the bottling plant to make the refreshing soft drink “Stinger Zinger.”
* shipped live to Cairo in time for March 1, “Live Scorpions Down Your Pants Day!”
Naturally, if you have other suggestions, they’re more than welcome.
Hunting for scorpions in a desert near Abu Simbel, southern Egypt, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic