It seems that police in Siberia have come up with a novel way to get speeding drivers to slow down.
According to this news item in the Idaho Statesman, cardboard cutouts of Brad Pitt dressed in a traffic cop's uniform are being credited with reducing the number of accidents at some of the most dangerous intersections in the Siberian city of Omsk.
Now I'm one of the few people in the world (apparently) who is not instantly transformed into a quivering puddle of goo at the thought of Brad Pitt, though I do admit that a police uniform would up the stakes considerably.
But based on this information and the gratuitous photo to the left (have mercy!) I think we can safely surmise the following:
1. A cardboard cutout of Angelina Jolie would have a related but opposite effect…slowing drivers down to the point of causing a chain reaction of multiple-car pile-ups.
B. It was a very slow news day in Idaho.