Hanging exports

Gallows exporter?The BBC report about a UK farmer exporting gallows to Africa is making the rounds in the blogosphere. I personally find this a little hard to believe – not from the concept itself, but the pricing: Isn’t £12k a little much to pay for a few beams of oak and some metal? Especially if you are a cash-strapped African country (though the regime may have the money) with occasionally inadequate transportation? I would think that if anything could be manufactured locally, this could.

As for £100,000 portable "execution systems", I suspect a hoax here….even though this is from BBC.

(Via BoingBoing and others)