No, that is not the result of a seal and shark mating together. It's a real place (an island) off the coast of Britain. Every once in a while, when i'm up for learning something new, I will cruise over to Wikipedia and read their front page.

Today there was a link for Sark (something about feudalism being abolished). As if feudalism still existing in a Western country wasn't strange enough I found this piece of recent history about the island. I'll just cut and paste it straight on to this entry.

One-person invasion attempt

"In August 1990 an unemployed French nuclear physicist named André Gardes attempted a singlehanded invasion of Sark, armed with a semi-automatic weapon. The night Gardes arrived he put up signs declaring his intention to take over the island the following day at noon. He was arrested by Marc Nemeth, the island's part-time police officer, whilst sitting on a bench, changing the gun's magazine and waiting for noon to arrive."

Now that is funny.


Blogger philter said...

hey man, just wanted to say hello. Hope your doing well and not freezing your ase off to much out there.


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