Yesterday was a ...
Tuesday 21 January 1997
Bad Day for cobras as an Indonesian woman set six of the poisonous snakes loose at a Karaoke bar where her unfaithful boyfriend worked, to teach him a lesson. No one was bitten. One cobra was beaten to death and the rest were taken into police custody.
Bad Day for penises as mobs in Ghana beat to death 12 sorcerers who allegedly had the power to make men's penises shrink or vanish by witchcraft. Meanwhile, in England, the Impotence Association has warned that smoking two cigarettes can reduce blood flow to the penis by more than 30 per cent.
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