Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Today's New York Post had a lead story about Leona Helmsley (also known as "the Queen of Mean") giving $12 million in her will to her dog. Inside, on page 23, is a different story "Pups Hit the paws button." The story describes the world's first DVD detecting dogs being used to bust counterfeiters. The two dogs, Lucky and Flo, have been trained to identify and sniff out the unique polycarbonate used in DVDs; they put their skills to use yesterday in a demonstration at City Hall of bootlegs found in nearby Chinatown. So successful have the dogs been, it is reported, that a bounty was put on the pooches by counterfeiters. The dogs can't distinguish between legit and illegit DVDs though, but their skills are so refined that in a suitcase filled with canned meat, they found the one DVD.
Posted by William Patry at 10:13 AM