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02 March 2007 @ 03:23 pm
THIS may be the single ugliest monument EVER. Or at least I very much hope so. It literally looks like a pile of crap.
Too Many Voices In My Head...: KIDDING_RU?alterfano on March 2nd, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
uh. are those bronze platypuses?

Nightfalljenevastorme on March 3rd, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
I was just about to ask that. Platypi?
Too Many Voices In My Head...alterfano on March 3rd, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
according to wikipedia, that's a colloquialism. hm. from google's search (i coudln't find it on the very long page this linked to)

Platypus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colloquially, "platypi" is also used for the plural, although this is pseudo-Latin. [3] Early British settlers called it by many names, such as watermole, ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platypus - 109k - Mar 1, 2007 - Cached - Similar pages
ranuelranuel on March 3rd, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
My first guess was dolphins after a trip through a whales digestive track. I did a lot of Googling and found a lot of people praising the thing(scary)but nobody mentioning what those critters were. Finally I found a mention in a Smithsonian article and I was apparently right.


At least about the dolphin part.
Too Many Voices In My Head...alterfano on March 3rd, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)

i dunno what's worse. that those are dophins or that you went and researched it. XD
ranuelranuel on March 3rd, 2007 05:44 am (UTC)
Oh definitely that those are dolphins. Compulsively feeding the knowledge beast, as Mandy calls it, can be useful at times.

I can't help clicking on the blasted link every time I open this post to comment. I just find myself thinking that maybe it's not really that bad, people are calling it magnificent after all, and having to confirm that yes, that is a monstrosity.
Too Many Voices In My Head...: OMG_Horroralterfano on March 3rd, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
you know what's really sad? if i really wanted to, i could go there in person and take a pic to send you... but then I really don't want to do that. so much security to get through. XD
ranuelranuel on March 3rd, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
It's not worth getting groped by a security guy just to see that in person.
Too Many Voices In My Head...alterfano on March 3rd, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)