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Give Grand Marais the Bird
A fake seagull perched on a billboard outside the town of Grand Marais, Minnesota recently went missing. Residents suspect it was stolen, and they want it back. So the town has organized a "give us the bird" campaign, in which they're offering a free vacation in Grand Marais in return for information leading to the safe return of the seagull. The best story wins. A strict adherence to the truth, in this case, would seem to be irrelevant. [upi.com]
Categories: Folklore/Tall Tales, Places
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 10, 2009
Comments (2)
I'm confused-- Does the winner get a vacation in Grand Marais, Minnesota, or is that what the loser gets?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Port Aransas, Texas  on  Thu Sep 10, 2009  at  03:25 PM
OK, the winner gets a free vacation in Grand Marais, Minnesota sometime between Thanksgiving and New Years Day and the loser stays in Phoenix Arizona sometime from the middle of July to the middle of August, in a ouo tent and must wear a fur coat and long johns the entire time.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Sun Sep 13, 2009  at  11:24 PM
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