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Idiots Abroad

The British foreign office helps Brits traveling abroad. Here are some odder requests they’ve fielded:

• A man who was hospitalized in Cambodia when a monkey hit him with a stone wanted assurance that 
it would not happen again.

• A man asked consular staff in Stockholm to check the credentials of a woman whom he had met online.

• A man asked staff in Rome to translate a phrase for a tattoo that he