The Mirror News reports that the Merchant Navy has figured out how to keep the Somali pirates away—Britney Spears music. The Merchant Navy has blasted Britney Spears music at approaching pirates and chased them off with “Baby One More Time” and “Oops! I Did it Again!”
Somali pirates hate the music so much that they have even tried to use ear plugs.
A naval officer said that specific songs have been chosen because they knew the pirates would hate it the most. Bandits are known to stalk the east coast of Africa in search of booty. They have attacked merchants and held civilians as hostages. The article reported 176 pirate attacks in 2011, of which 25 were successful.
One can only wonder what effects Justin Bieber music would have on the pirates. The Mirror didn’t indicate if Spears had any comments about her pirate deterring music.
Read more about this strange story at the Mirror News website.