Shopkeeper sticks plastic eyes on fish to make them look fresh

Fishmonger shut over fake eyes

Fishmonger shut over fake eyes

A shop in Kuwait has been closed by officials after the owners were caught sticking fake eyes on to their produce - in an attempt to make the fish for sale look fresher than they were.

One man offered this saga advice: "Never judge the freshness of fish by the googliness of their eyes".

As a joke, a fish company in Kuwait announced it was selling "fish without cosmetics", alongside a picture of a fish and a selection of different colored contact lenses.

A woman posted a video on Facebook on Friday of her washing the fish and removing the eye, which soon went viral.

Ashley Feinberg, another verified user, quoted the above tweet saying "my strongest-held belief is that extremely creative crimes that don't involve maiming another person should be allowed". Instead of fooling anyone, the fishy plan achieved cult status on social media, with users turning it into a meme.

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Duterte's visit is the first by a Philippine president to Israel since the countries established diplomatic relations in 1957. Almost 60 percent of Israel's defense exports go to the Asia-Pacific region, according to Israeli defense ministry data.

Elodie Mainze wrote: 'That is gross, and bad business practice, but I can't help [but] laugh at the same time.

Vijay Arogyasami said: 'Can't knock the hustle'.

And images, including one showing one of the fake eyes slipping off, have been shared on social media by local bloggers and newspaper Al Bayan.

The pictures have created quite a stir on Twitter.

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