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Parrots in India are getting addicted to opium and flying into trees in a drunken stupor.

Farmers in Madhya Pradesh, India are livid. Their poppy crops are being destroyed by parrots who have become addicted to opium. Farmers say the birds swoop in and gobble poppy flowers with such speed that they are unable to act quick enough to stop them. In fact, they say the birds have learned to fly in silence to further avoid detection. The birds make up to forty visits a day, razing poppy crops to the ground. In some cases, the birds have been spotted uprooting entire poppy plants, carrying them away to enjoy their fix in private. Afterward, the birds have been witnessed flying in circles, crashing into trees, and lying sprawled in nearby fields in a zombie-like stupor. When the narcotic effects of the opium

Dozens of restaurants in China caught lacing food with opium in attempt to hook customers on their food

Chinese state officials say that thirty-five restaurants across China, including a popular chain of hot pot restaurants in Beijing, have been found using opium as seasoning in their food. The China Food and Drug Administration won’t say how or why the opium was placed in the restaurant food but it is believed (based on past cases) that the chefs are trying to “hook” customers on their food and keep them coming back for more. Opium of course, is a narcotic that is highly addictive, and can be easily added to food by sprinkling it with opium poppy seeds. According to Medical Daily: "The administration released a statement this week saying that dozens of restaurants were under investigation for seasoning noodles, hotpot, grilled fish, and fried chicken with