Just imagine if Tom Hanks had this useful piece of info in Captain Phillips.

Let me just preface this by saying this is legit and not an April Fool’s Day joke several months early. And in Britney’s defense, it’s all types of western music, but her hits, “Baby One More Time” and “Oops! I Did it Again,” seem to be the most effective. Just imagine how much faster Somali pirates would leave if they heard Spears’ actual “live vocals.” I kid ;)


According to Second Officer Rachel Owens, “her songs have been chosen by the security team accompanying our tankers because they thought the pirates would hate them most.”

Using sound to thwart criminals has been in use for years. Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) blasts sounds so deafening it brings people to their knees. It’s been used to quell riots and prevent pirate attacks.

In other words, anything extremely loud would be unbearable. It just seems Brit’s catalogue is the weapon of choice when up against Somali pirates. Just remember to always have a couple of Spears tracks handy on your smartphone. You never know when they might come in handy.

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