Since spilling the beans on PRISM a few weeks ago, whistleblower Edward Snowden has been travelling the world trying to evade capture by US authorities. In what has become a global game of cat and mouse, the former Booz Allen employee is proving to be rather elusive. Most intriguingly, in each destination he visits hardly anyone seems to know of his exact location, and where he will end up next is even more of a mystery.
This has prompted a UK costume retailer to release a ‘Where’s Edward?’ costume, a play on the ‘Where’s Waldo?’ (known outside of the US & Canada as ‘Where’s Wally?’) series of books that were immensely popular in the late eighties and nineties.
The surprisingly realistic looking outfit retails for £28.99 (roughly $45) and a metal whistle is sold as an accessory. The product description invites potential customers to “become the world’s most infamous globetrotting whisteblower that no one really ever seems to know the exact location of. With this costume you’ll be able to take lots of fun photos on holiday trips and then ask your friends and family to find you in the crowd.”
It is also “not recommended to be worn when walking through airport security.” - some wise advice.
Can you spot Edward on his travels?