A seafood shop in Kuwait took fresh fish fakery to an eye-popping level by gluing plastic googly eyes onto its catch of the (previous) day.
Shoppers know the best way to tell if a store-bought fish is fresh is to check for bright and shiny eyes. Store owners know this too... and in this case, they made darn certain their stock had the brightest, shiniest eyes money could buy.
Too bad they bought those eyes at a local arts & crafts store, and glued them onto their past-their-best-before-date stock.
Kudos to Twitter member Mohamed El Dahshan for re-tweeting an Arabic-language report on the fishy affair by the al-Bayan newspaper. There's also a video posted at YouTube that shows a glove-wearing female shopper prodding the eye of a displayed fish, revealing the dull and yellowed peeper of a decidedly UN-fresh fish.
According to al-Bayan, after the customer alerted Kuwait's Ministry of Commerce to the shady goings-on, the shop was quickly closed down. Unfortunately, much like the foul odor of a decomposing fish, the scent of corruption is sure to linger.