Somali pirates meet their match: Britney Spears

(LONDON) — If you're heading to the Horn of Africa, British naval officers advise you to bring along the music of Britney Spears: It might be your best defense against pirates, UPI reported. It turns out that some security teams have been arming themselves with the pop star's music to scare off Western music-hating Somali marauders. Spears' songs were chosen because the teams thought "pirates would hate them most," one officer said.

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By Professional Mariner Staff