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Flapjack's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by Flapjack

In all seriousness one deluded fundie attempted to convince me that Noah's ark was a true story some while back by providing photographic evidence from "...when it actually happened". Yep, that would be the prototype 2000 BC Box Brownie with the silver nitrate-coated granite tablet and the little woodpecker which etches the image 'Flintstones' style. It couldn't possibly be a still from a Cecil B De Mille epic.

I always liked this version of the Cottington story though (courtesy of Brian Froud and Terry Jones). Lady Cottington would wait in the garden with her scrapbook open and then wait for fairies to land on it... then slam it shut like a beartrap, thus preserving them for posterity -

[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lady-Cottingtons-Pressed-Fairy-Book/dp/1862057001/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1289200046&sr=8-1][1]

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 07:20:49 UTC | #544040