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Old 10-30-2014, 07:35 AM   #61
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At what famous site is this statue? (Hint: it is in western Ireland)
This was taken @ Kylemore Abbey.
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:26 AM   #62
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This was taken @ Kylemore Abbey.
That was difficult because it was a generic religious statue with a generic backdrop.
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The Bear is at Stuart Park Ice Rink in Kelowna, BC. As for the Turtle I have no clue.
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The Bear is at Stuart Park Ice Rink in Kelowna, BC. As for the Turtle I have no clue.
Correct!
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At first I thought the turtle was Testudo, the mascot of the University of Maryland, but not so. Testudo the Terrapin, College Park, Maryland

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There is a legend that when a virgin graduates from the University of Maryland, Testudo leaves his pedestal and flies around the quad. There is another legend that he has never flown.
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Here's a favorite of mine. Probably not too hard for some of you.
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OK, it's been 10 minutes and no guesses. Let me help. I'm pretty sure this is an alligator or a crocodile. I'm not sure where this one is located. But, you can buy one just like it at Kmart for $63.99+tax.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:05 PM   #74
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"Touchdown Jesus" was struck by lightning several years ago and was completely destroyed. After lightning strike

The have replaced it with "Hug me Jesus".
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Here's a favorite of mine. Probably not too hard for some of you.
Pissing dog in Brussels, Belgium.

And how 'bout this one? I took this photo in my recent RV trek.

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And how 'bout this one? I took this photo in my recent RV trek.
That looks like the fisherman statue in Eastport, Maine. And on the subject of fishing, what's this one?
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At first I thought the turtle was Testudo, the mascot of the University of Maryland, but not so. Testudo the Terrapin, College Park, Maryland

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Good guess on the turtle. And with a similar story line - The statue is famed Galapagos tortoise Lonesome George, believed to be the last living member of his sub-species. He was provided with various mates, but he was unsuccessful in keeping his sub-species going. Rumor has it (at least as told by the local man who told me the story) that George could recognize that the mates were not of the same sub-species as him and therefore did not try to procreate. Statue is in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

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Good guess on the turtle. And with a similar story line - The statue is famed Galapagos tortoise Lonesome George, believed to be the last living member of his sub-species. He was provided with various mates, but he was unsuccessful in keeping his sub-species going. Rumor has it (at least as told by the local man who told me the story) that George could recognize that the mates were not of the same sub-species as him and therefore did not try to procreate. Statue is in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Famed Galapagos tortoise Lonesome George dies - Chicago Sun-Times
There's a country music song there somewhere.......
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There's a country music song there somewhere.......
Ha! yes there is. Especially in the way that the local man explained the story to me - very interesting.
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That looks like the fisherman statue in Eastport, Maine. And on the subject of fishing, what's this one?
Man at the Wheel, Gloucester, MA.
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