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Imaginative Fish Seller Busted for Duping Buyers

He pasted googly eyes on the dead fish so they'd look fresh
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2018 7:30 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Savvy buyers of fresh fish know to check the eyes—bright clear ones are a good sign, gray or yellowish ones, not so much. Now, because of a fish seller in Kuwait, there's another type of eyes to beware: plastic, googly ones. Yes, Kuwait's Ministry of Commerce shut down a vendor because he was pasting googly eyes on his fish to make them look fresher, reports Gulf News. See for yourself here. "We’re admittedly torn about this, because there’s nothing funny about foodborne illness," writes Jelisa Castrodale at Munchies, "but googly eyes are HILARIOUS." Other vendors were looking to capitalize, advertising "fish without contact lenses." (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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