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Brazilian Police Seize Parrot Trained as a Lookout by Drug Dealers to Alert The to Officers’ Presence

Tom Phillips writing in The Guardian:

A parrot has been taken into custody in northern Brazil following a police raid targeting crack dealers.

According to reports in the Brazilian press, the bird had been taught to alert criminals to police operations in Vila Irmã Dulce, a low-income community in the sun-scorched capital of Piauí state, by shouting: “Mum, the police!”

The parrot, who has not been named, was seized on Monday afternoon when officers swooped on a drug den run by a local couple.

“He must have been trained for this,” one officer involved in the operation said of the two-winged wrongdoer. “As soon as the police got close he started shouting.”

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Does this explain why Brazilians are always late?

According to this article, thanks to an unhurried ‘life’s a beach’ attitude, Brazilians neither expect nor appreciate punctuality. – BBC Travel

Goldman Sachs’ sophisticated model to predict World Cup results didn’t even come close

It had Brazil beating Germany in the final.

In the end France took home its second World Cup title on Sunday defeating Croatia 4-2 in the exciting final game.

Congratualations to les Bleus.

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