These carrots are golden


As reported on, a theater in the small Spanish town of Bescano has turned to carrots to avoid the reach of the taxing authorities.

It seems that Spain hiked the tax on theater tickets to 21 percent. Fearing that his little playhouse would go under in the tough economy, theater owner Quim Marce began selling carrots at his box office. The theater dutifully collected the statutory 4 percent tax on the locally abundant veggie.

Oh, by the way, purchasers of a $16 carrot also enjoy free admission to the Bescano Theater.

“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.” – John Maynard Keynes