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January 28, 2018


When a California woman ordered a tiny Russian hat from Amazon, the Jacobin magazine writer didn't expect the online retailer to mix up her order and deliver illegal scorpion venom instead.

(Thanks to Rick Day)


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The Russians are getting on my nerves.

Uh-oh, I'm expecting a package from Amazon Marketplace myself. I hope I don't end up with scorpion venom instead of the couple of rabid wolverines and make-your-own-uranium-beer kit I ordered.

But if your order illegal scorpion venon, shouldn't you thn get a hat? Let's ask Alexa.....(BWa Ha Ha!)

And boom! No moose and squirrel!

Who orders a tiny Russian hat ? I'd rather get the venom. Might be good against ants.

It's easy to understand. The Russian word for hat is шапка; the Russian word for venom is яд. Virtually identical.

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