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Oh those Greeks!!! A recently elected mayor on the island of Zakynthos has discovered that quite a few of his constituents have been in on an elaborate scam. About 600 of them have been falsely declaring themselves blind so they can collect a nice monthly cheque from the government. Hmm, that’s about 2% of the population and include restaurant owners, shop keepers, farmers and even taxi drivers. Seems authorities had been turning a blind eye for over 10 years to those faking their claims. Now the spoil sport mayor (who happens to also be a lawyer) has ceased all benefit payments so they can thin out the blind herd. The crackdown has also come at a price, with 50 of the so called blind hurling eggs and yoghurt at the now unpopular major. Hmm, so does being blind drunk count?
OK, here’s the thing people, if you happen across a website claiming they can turn your brown eyes blue for £5,000, just move on. Shenise Farrell happened across the site and is now lucky she hasn’t got a white stick and a seeing eye dog for her troubles. Ms Farrell from London, flew to Panama for the operation which included inserting colored lens inside the eye over the iris. The procedure, which took less than 10 minutes to complete, was according to Ms Farrell “unpleasant” and “painful”. After it was finished she was given eye drops and sent on her way but her blurry vision failed to improve. By the time she had returned to Britain she was as good as blind. British surgeons had no choice but to remove the lens and hope the hole in the iris, caused by the procedure, would heal. Of the drama Ms Farrell responded with ‘I’ve already had breast implants abroad in Bulgaria and had been very happy with that, so it didn’t faze me that I would have to go to Panama,’…enough said!