Friday, September 7, 2012

Doofus Of The Day #637

Today's award goes to a farmer in Bavaria, Germany.

An elderly Bavarian farmer who said he had intended to grow sunflowers planted a field of 1,000 cannabis plants by mistake, police said.

Police alerted by residents in the town of Mömbris in southern Germany found three-meter-high (9.84 feet) cannabis plants on a field of 300 square meters, prompting a visit by drug enforcement officials to the 74-year-old farmer.

"He explained to the astonished officers that he had really wanted to grow sunflowers," police said in a statement on Tuesday. "But because he didn't have any sunflower seeds, he instead scattered half a sack of old bird seed he had at home."

The hemp seeds contained in the bird food flourished.

There's more at the link.

Apparently the variety of hemp seed contained in the bird food was very weak, too much so to allow anyone to get high by smoking the plants grown from it.  That's logical, I guess - birds fly high anyway, without needing chemical assistance!


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