"Locals tell you that birds fly over the city using only one wing, the other covering their posterior," Tim Reid of the London Times has written, according to the New York Post.
In Afghanistan, Kandahar's Pashtuns for centuries are said to ...have practiced homosexuality, and now that America's don't-ask-don't-tell Army has taken over they see heavily bearded men walking the streets with clean-shaven fresh-faced (and usually poverty-stricken) boys. Craig S Smith in The New York Times confirmed that the puritanical Taliban tried hard but were unsuccessful in fighting paedophilia.
The present government has issued a directive barring "beardless boys" – a euphemism for underage sex partners – from police stations, military bases and commanders' compounds. Chocolate is a major lure, the reporter found.