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Indonesia Dyes Fingers Blue After Voting

Picture It: Better Than "I Voted Today" Stickers?

Want to know who voted in Indonesia's elections today? Just look for blue ink on pinkie fingers, and maybe actually be in Indonesia. Details! Voters are asked to dip their pinkies in blue dye, which lasts for days, before leaving. It acts as a security measure (like Iraq's purple fingers) to ensure nobody votes twice. Archaic but efficient! This would never work in the United States; people would complain and complain about finding blue on their white Volvos and silver MacBooks for days — at least until it wore off. Instead we should all get our nails done in festive American flags, like this. Yes. Yes we should.


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