Skeleton Coast; Schweine Ohren; Zebra Crossing; Fools Names & Faces

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Sun Apr 25 17:39:57 UTC 2004

   Greetings from the Mokuti Lodge, just outside Etosha National Park in Namibia.  I leave on a 17-plus hour flight home on Wednesday and should arrive Thursday morning.


  My tour guide, the former director of Etosha Hu Berry, says that "Skeleton Coast" is not from the shipwrecks, as you'd think.  He says that human skeletons are devoured quite fast.  He stated that the "skeleton" is from whale bones.
  I'll have to do some research when I return.  Why, however, did the petroglyphs and rock paintings feature all types of animals, even a penguin and a seal, but no whales?


   We saw thousands of springbok and zebra.  A zebra crossed the road.  "That's the origin of 'zebra crossing,'" said my guide.
   Hm.  You can't trust this guy.


  In a "Backerei" in the Germanic town of Swakopmund, "schweine ohren--butterflies" was seen on a bakery product.  "Butterflies" is the English translation of "pig's ears"??


   There was a sign in Etosha National Park warning not to write on the trees.  Of course, we saw a fresh carving.  Someone from Missouri--another tourist from Missouri who says he has a million of these--said that fools' names and fool's faces are often seen in public places.
   I'll work on this in a few days.  Dunno what Fred Shapiro has.

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