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Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
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Not Cook
image The Australian Museum has determined that a bone in its possession, that sports an arrow sticking through it, did not come from the leg of Captain James Cook. Strike all that. My mistake. The arrow is made out of bone, and this bone was long rumored to be a bone from Captain James Cook's leg. But it appears that the bone is actually from some kind of sea mammal.
Categories: History
Posted by The Curator on Thu Apr 29, 2004
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sorry to nitpick but the 'bone' in question is actually the shaft of the arrow, not a bone with an arrow through it. The story being that when Captain Cook was killed in Hawaii his bone was used to make this arrow.
Posted by Nefertari  in  Australia  on  Thu Apr 29, 2004  at  11:58 PM
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