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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
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Gnome goes to Antarctica
Jerome Angus Graham III, a 25-centimeter-tall garden gnome, has been all around the world. But he hasn't been to Antarctica. Nor apparently, has any other gnome. But that's about to change. Jerome is heading to Antarctica, thanks to an invitation from Belgian travel firm Asteria Expeditions. Jerome will become "the first gnome to set foot on the frozen continent." The adventures of Jerome can be followed at travellinggnome.net.

Earthtimes.org also reports that last year Jerome become politically active when he launched a petition against a Belgian brand of pate called "Gnome Pate": "However, he closed the petition once the pate's producers - a firm called "The Hobbit" - provided proof that the pate was vegetarian and contained no gnome parts, his website explained."
Categories: Exploration/Travel, Gnomes
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 09, 2008
Comments (3)
Gee, maybe a certain local gnome called Bimpkin could have been as famous as all that - if someone (and I won't name names...Alex!) had actually sent him on like he was supposed to raspberry LOL

One of these days Bimpkin, one of these days!
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Wed Jan 09, 2008  at  04:15 AM
*snickers*
Busted!
Posted by oppiejoe  in  Michigan - USA  on  Thu Jan 10, 2008  at  08:30 AM
Actually, according to the Travelling Gnome site, he will be the first gnome in "Antractica".
Posted by dave  in  Alabama  on  Sun Jan 13, 2008  at  03:18 PM
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