April 12, 2011

As Good as it gets: The lion of Gripsholms castle

I had to post this.


Fella sent it to me yesterday and I was in hysterics after seeing the photo and reading about it:



Here's a link to the blogged story below.
Definitely worth checking out...
As Good as it gets: The lion of Gripsholms castle: "In the 18:th century, a wild animal was the coolest thing you could give as a gift. That´s why King Frederick I of Sweden got a real lion from the Bey of Algiers in 1731..."

Where does one start with this?
The teeth, perhaps? (maybe dentures is more accurate...)
Or the googly eyes?
Or maybe just the tongue er, steak coming out of it's mouth?

Honestly - it sends me into a fit of giggles every time I look at it. I may make it my desktop photo.

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