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Quick Links: Sheep Rescued from Tree, etc.
Sheep Rescued from Tree
Firemen were called to rescue a sheep, later nicknamed 'Tarzan', from seven metres off the ground.
(Thanks, Gerrit.)

Oldest New World Writing Discovered
A stone slab discovered in Mexico in the 1990s shows the oldest example of New World writing, new evidence suggests.
(Thanks, Dave.)

Pierce Your Ride
As far as I can tell, a non-hoax website selling vehicle piercings. They look pretty cool, and I have to say that, if I drove, I wouldn't mind them on my car...
(Thanks, Big Al.)
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Posted by Boo on Fri Sep 15, 2006 Comments (10)
okay, the sheep thing: wasn't there some old reference to new world cotton as sheep bushes or some such thing? Like they thought that sheep grew out of the plants or something... The Olmec writings: well, I've deciphered them, and it goes as follows: "For a good time, go to Uggma's hut, and ask for Blarfa, the girl who grows sheep in trees". Pierce your ride: they've had bullet hole decals for autos for years which is kinda the same thing, innit? I once knew a guy who threw a screwdriver at his car out of mechanical frustration, and it stuck in point-first. His wife made him keep it there just so he wouldn't do it again, which made him hate the car even more. People kept telling him: Hey, there's a screwdriver stuck in your car, dude. True story
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Fri Sep 15, 2006  at  03:04 PM
ah, but what I wanna know most of all - was it a standard, Phillips, or Robertson screwdriver, Hairy? :D
Posted by Winona  in  USA  on  Fri Sep 15, 2006  at  05:11 PM
Pierce your ride??? Of all the stupid, assinine things you could waste your money on... haven't figured it out if it's that, or drugs...
Posted by Christopher  in  Joplin, Missouri  on  Sat Sep 16, 2006  at  09:21 AM
".....and I have to say that, if I drove.."

Alex, does this mean you don't drive?
Posted by Peter  in  Melbourne, Australia  on  Sun Sep 17, 2006  at  08:04 AM
Hairy, I've read that when Spanish explorers/conquistadores sent back descriptions of cotton to Europe, books about the new world (in the early 1500s) were illustrated with pictures of sheep growing on plants. By the same token, when the indigenous Mexicans first saw domestic sheep, they referred to them as "cotton deer," i.e. "deer that grow cotton on their backs."
Posted by Big Gary  in  Falfurrias, Texas  on  Sun Sep 17, 2006  at  10:44 AM
Peter, Alex didn't write that. Check the bottom of the post.
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Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Sun Sep 17, 2006  at  05:06 PM
Tarzan nothing - it's HAROLD!!!! That most dangerous of creatures, a <a >clever sheep</a>...
Posted by outeast  in  Prague  on  Mon Sep 18, 2006  at  03:26 AM
Why are ANY of these articles in the Hoaxes website? They may be news of the odd, but that's about it...
Posted by Byron Taylor  on  Mon Sep 18, 2006  at  10:14 AM
Byron...

Story 1. Could have been a hoax, after all, if someone told me they saw sheep in a tree I'd say they were on crack.

Story 2. Ditto, I don't think I have to mention the various archealogical frauds/hoaxes of recent history.

Story 3. Could be one of the myriad of internet products that one cannot actually buy..though sadly, this probably is something people do to their cars.
Posted by Chuck  in  Rhode Island  on  Mon Sep 18, 2006  at  10:51 AM
If I had a car, I'd want it pierced... smile
I also want to see photos of the sheep in a tree.
Posted by Madmouse  in  Edinburgh  on  Wed Sep 20, 2006  at  05:47 PM
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