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KUWAIT (KDKA) – A shop in Kuwait has been shut down over fishy practices.

Authorities say the market was guilty of putting googly eyes on fish to make them look fresh.

A picture making the rounds on social media tells the tale. One of the googly eyes slipped off, which revealed a more natural yellow eye underneath.

Matthew Dalby, PhD@MatthewJDalby

Never judge the freshness of fish by the googliness of their eyes.

Mohamed El Dahshan


Kuwaiti police has shut down a fish store that was sticking googly eyes on fish to make them appear more fresh than they are. :-)
via Al Bayan newspaper, @bayan_kw.

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According to a BBC report, rival fish sellers responded to the incident by advertising their fresh fish “without cosmetics.”