Dragons are not a common sight in Wigan. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Anand
A new list has been compiled detailing some of England's strangest Freedom of Information requests.
The Freedom of Information Act has opened up the opportunity for people to ask for data pertaining to some of the most bizarre things imaginable as evidenced by a recent compendium of requests compiled by the Local Government Association.
At the top of the list was a request by a person in Wigan who wanted to know the local council's emergency plans in the unlikely event of a dragon attack.
Another asked the Cambridge council how many animals had been frozen in the area while the Rossendale council in Lancashire was asked how many times it had paid for psychic services.
Elsewhere there were requests for asteroid impact mitigation procedures, tiger and panther license statistics and a tally of the total number of roundabouts in Leicestershire County.
Requests for figures on the total number of holes discovered in the walls between toilet cubicles and the number of children implanted with microchips in Southend both served to round off the list.
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