Katy Perry's Album Is a Biohazard: Australia
No, not because of the music, sadly
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2013 12:39 PM CST
This photo provided by Capitol Records shows the cover of Katy Perry's new album, "Prism."   (AP Photo/Capitol Records)

(Newser) – Australia just declared Katy Perry's new album, Prism, a potential biohazard, news.com.au reports. And if you're thinking, "Yep, that's how I'd describe her music, too," well, sorry. It was actually some seed packets, not songs, that got the album designated as such. The deluxe version of Prism contains the packets, and Australian biosecurity officers are inspecting any CDs that were purchased overseas, since the seeds could pose a risk to Australia. The Australian version of the album contains harmless local seeds. Why seeds? As Perry explained on Twitter, they're "seed prism[s]" that "you can plant to spread the light!"

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793tango
Nov 5, 2013 8:22 PM CST
Yeah some countries are pretty strict about not wanting to introduce alien plant species into their ecosystems. But really.........SEEDS??? Come on!
JesusLovesSomeOfYou
Nov 5, 2013 6:48 PM CST
People still buy CDs?
Ezekiel 25:17
Nov 5, 2013 3:35 PM CST
Seeds are highly regulated and rightfully so. Imagine Australia not wanting to introduce GMO grains to their country. Every episode of any scifi show includes someone bringing seeds or pods on the ship and then the crew goes bozonkers.