Re: NANFA-- dugong are real

Gupp (
Tue, 03 Apr 2001 08:14:49 -0600

I don't know what the picture of the dugong is but it reminds me of a
place that used to be, and may still be, on Long Beach WA. I think it's
called "something's" Free Museum. When I was little I think they were in
an old building with a wood floor. This was back in about 68-69. The
last time I was there was about 73, the were in a newer and larger
building. They mostly sold touristy stuff, the kind of things kids love.
They even had a gum ball machine that dispensed tiny shells instead of
gum balls. They also had a collection of coin operated antique machines,
including a fortune teller, kind of like the one in "Big". They also had
a collection of odd stuffed animals (like dead stuffed animals not
cuddly fabric ones) included was a case that had an alligator man and
they had a shrunken head. It was much spookier before they moved into
the new building. It would have made a great movie set for a horror
flick staring Vincent Price. :) I do have to wonder what poor people
have had to have parts of their bodies on display like that though, the
whole thing kind of has that grisly disgusting but somehow compelling
quality to it.



Jay DeLong wrote: > > Yes, dugongs are real, but they're not found around here! If you've seen a > picture of one, you know that creature pictured in the newspaper wasn't a > dugong. I now know what it is, and if anyone can guess correctly I'll send > you a souvenir that is uniquely Northwest. (No cheating-- just look at the > picture and read the text.) > > Hint: it's more than one animal. > Hint 2: the answer brings the discussion back on topic.

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