An Indian man was charged for making a bomb threat over the phone at the Mumbai airport on Sunday, but he says he was misunderstood: he was simply asking about the “Bom-Del status,” referring to his flight going from Bombay (now called Mumbai) to Delhi.
But investigators don't buy his explanation. According to The Guardian:
Police allege that Moorjani, 45, was frustrated with flight delays and used a phone booth in the airport to call its toll-free number, warning the operator “bomb fata hai” – a bomb has exploded. He then immediately hung up.
Investigators claim he made the threat in order to delay all outbound flights from Delhi so he would not miss a connecting flight to Rome, according to Press Trust of India.
Hmm. Sounds both logical and fishy. Perhaps it's time to change the airport's old city code from BOM to MUM to avoid future "mixups."
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Do not compare sausages to horse penises in Kyrgyzstan, or you could end up spending five years in prison. One man who learned this the hard way is Michael Mcfeat, a Brit who works at a gold mine in Kyrgyzstan. Mcfeat recently posted to Facebook that a traditional Kyrgyzstanian horse sausage known as chuchuk, which was being served to his co-workers at a holiday party, was actually a "special delicacy, the horse's penis." His co-workers complained to authorities and he was arrested.
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Mcfeat, who is currently being held by police, could face racial hatred charges punishable by a jail term of up to five years, it said. A British embassy representative confirmed that officials were in touch with both Centerra and the local authorities over the matter.
Following the uproar, the Briton deleted his remarks and posted an apology on Facebook, saying he had not meant to offend anyone.