Monday, January 12, 2009

Scotland Towed

"Every June, Scotland is towed 1000 miles south so it can have a summer. Only 10% of people in Scotland know this."

It's true! Would your Uncle Cartophiliac lie to you?



From Great Lies to Tell Kids by Andy Riley; the somewhat deranged, but very funny author of The Book of Bunny Suicides.

Who doesn't enjoy telling small "tall tales" to kids?... you know, just to mess with their mind...

Other good lies from the book:

"In Denmark, they use bacon as banknotes."

"There used to be a ship in that bottle but it sank."

"Most birds wear parachutes in case they suddenly forget how to fly."

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2 Comments:

At Monday, January 12, 2009 , Blogger Pigtown-Design said...

there's summer in scotland? i never noticed that.

 
At Monday, January 12, 2009 , Blogger Pigtown-Design said...

ps. the thing that amazes me is that there are parts of scotland that are closer to the arctic circle than they are to london.

 

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