Too weird: buy a poodle - get a sheep
Just what does this say about Japan's education standards, at least when it comes to what is a sheep, and what is a dog...
Thousands of Japanese have been swindled in a scam in which they were sold Australian and British sheep and told they were poodles.
The scam was uncovered when Japanese film star Maiko Kawamaki went on a talk-show and wondered why her new pet would not bark or eat dog food.
She was crestfallen when told it was a sheep.