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19 Jun
A common referent

Date: Sat, 19 Jun 93 17:10:30 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: A common referent

 From: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU
 From: (Loren Carpenter)

Copied verbatim from a sign at the San Diego Zoo...

        Brindled Wildebeest or Gnu

        Connochaetes taurinus taurinus

        An African folk story says the wildebeest was
        created last, from leftover parts of other animals.
        Today we'd say it looks like it was put together by
        a committee.  When bothered, gnus even act like a
        committee.  They seem to run in all directions at
        once, thrashing their heads and tails wildly.

[=] © 1993 Peter Langston []