WEIRD: Police Detain A Coconut For Tampering With Presidential Elections.

Sup Travellers?! In the Maldives, police have detained a very unlikely suspect that they believe may have tampered with the votes of a very critical Presidential elections. The interrogation of the suspect has only revealed one thing: The suspect is a very tough nut to crack. And the reason for that is because the suspect is none other than a coconut. Read on.

According to reports from a well established Newspaper in the Maldives called the Minivan, a young coconut was taken into custody Tuesday after police received reports that the suspicious fruit was loitering near the Guraidhoo Island School, a polling station to be used in the Sept. 7 presidential election. Islanders fear the coconut may have been associated with black magic or been imbued with a spell to influence the election. People who saw the coconut saw Arabic scriptures written on it and from there they drew their conclusion about it being cursed.

The four-inch coconut had a 'Sura' [Quranic verse] written in Arabic and was lying on the ground near the school, easy for the public to see,” a source with knowledge of the incident told Minivan News. Authorities brought in a "ruqyah," or benevolent magician, who determined the coconut was fake and therefore posed no threat.

This may sound a bit strange for most people but if you understand the law in Maldives, this would actually make sense. In 2012, one of the island's religious leaders, Jamiyyathul Salaf, petitioned politicians to make sorcery and black magic illegal. The country takes that black magic stuff very seriously and some may say that they probably should. I could say what I think about Black Magic and stuff but all that ties into religion and I don't talk about that here. But what I can say is that my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.