Thursday, April 20, 2006

And You Thought Genealogy Was Addictive

"Needle bins" have been installed at two cemeteries in Edinburgh, Scotland, so visitors have somewhere to discard their drug paraphernalia. According to Sharon Simpson of Action on Alcohol and Drugs, the graveyards are popular both with family historians and with heroin addicts jonesing for a fix.

"The recent interest in people researching their genealogy has led to an increasing number of visitors to our graveyards.

"We are worried that if drug equipment is left in the graveyard there is the real hazard that someone could be injured." [Link]

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