Sexy samoosas

Tourists pay 200 dollars for "aphrodisiac" samoosas in India.

by: Reuters | 18 Nov 2008

A Dutch couple on a visit to the eastern Indian state of Bihar paid 10,000 rupees (R2000) for four samoosas, a spicy deep-fried snack that usually doesn't cost more than a few rupees, a newspaper reported.

After the tourists ate the snacks, a stall owner at the Sonepur cattle fair told them his "special" samoosas cost more because they were made of herbs and had aphrodisiac qualities, the Hindustan Times said.

After an argument, the couple paid the shopkeeper. But they later complained to a policeman.

Police forced the shopkeeper to return the change – 9,990 rupees.

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