We suppose that if you go to the effort of buying expensive shit, you might as well assume equally ridiculous measures to protect it. How else than to rationalize the London's Harrods department store borrowing a poisonous cobra to guard a $120,000 pair of jewel-encrusted sandals. And by "guard" we mean they had the snake in the store long enough to stage some photo ops and then sent it back to its owner. [Ananova]