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Mark Twain’s Elephant

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This seems to me to be a fine Xmas joke easily duplicated today. Pick your victim!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 09, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, 1900's, Pranks

The Green Cat of Bulgaria


He's become a familiar sight in the Bulgarian town of Varna. At first people thought some kids must have painted him green as a cruel prank. But upon further investigation, it's been discovered that the cat sleeps on top of a pile of discarded green paint in a garage. [independent.co.uk]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Dec 09, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals

Kangaroo Boxing



Why has this noble sport of kings been discontinued?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 05, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Sports, 1930's, Australia

Stolta the Moose

There aren't many famous moose, except for Bullwinkle who doesn't count because he's fictional. So because Stolta achieved some fame in Sweden, that might make her the most famous moose in the world!

After her mother was accidentally killed by a train (circa 1900), Stolta was adopted by a lineman and raised like a tame horse. She pulled carts and sleds, including sleds carrying tourists. And in 1907 her fame was forever secured when she won a harness race against trained horses over an ice-covered lake. Some more info and pictures of Stolta at Nordic Thoughts.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Dec 01, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, 1900's

Shrimp Cannon



Nearly four million views, but perhaps new to you!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 30, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Food, Inventions, Asia

God Manifests as an Elephant

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I'm not sure if God sent a real elephant to get us to go to church, or if God Himself manifested as an elephant, or if the whole elephant thing is just a metaphor. But I do know that the next time I see an elephant, I will think of church.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 21, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Religion, 1970's

Stuffed Gators

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Original article here.

Apparently, back in the early part of the 20th century, it was common to have a stuffed alligator as an umbrella stand. I searched the web for an image of such a thing, but could not find one. Maybe one of our clever WU-vies can.

But I did find the great feat of taxidermy seen below. I'm so sad the piece got auctioned before I could bid. As a fan of Pogo, I would have loved it.

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Original auction here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 07, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Comics, Twentieth Century
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