Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Waxing eloquent on pandas, bamboo forests, crabs, and Brazilians

Prize for oddest analogy of the week goes to the curator of the Rotterdam Natural History Museum, who solemnly requested the public to donate their pubic crabs, claiming that the lice population was dwindling drastically as a result of Brazilian waxes.
"When the bamboo forests that the Giant Panda lives in were cut down, the bear became threatened with extinction. Pubic lice," curator Kees Moeliker explained, "can't live without pubic hair."

The press widely publicized this plea for odd museum donations (anonymity assured)

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