07 April 2008

Hedgehog as a weapon

This novel use for the cute animal was invented recently in New Zealand.

A man in New Zealand has been charged with using a hedgehog as a weapon, the New Zealand Herald has reported. Police said William Singalargh, 27, had hurled the hedgehog about 5m (16ft) at a 15-year-old boy.
The injuries were not that grievous, and the brat most probably deserved the punishment anyway.

But the incident got me thinking in another direction: what if this method of resolving disputes will be accepted all over the world? What if hedgehogs become the only weapon available to humanity for settling the differences of opinion on any given subject?

Of course, a set of rules should be established, such as moratorium on application of that weapon to some sensitive parts of human body, regulation of throwing distances and the state of the hedgehog prior to use. But all these are mere technicalities and could be easily overcome.

The world peace is coming. I feel it in my waters.