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303562.  Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:51 pm Reply with quote

I fear it obtained one in 1985; disturbingly un-green, though.

303591.  Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:26 pm Reply with quote

Great attention to spurious detail shown by the Greenlanders though - that link also shows Greenland's coat of arms, which depicts a polar bear. It seems that the original design (used by the Queen of Denmark in her capacity as Queen of Greenland) had the bear with right paw raised, as is heraldic tradition.

But for Greenlandic use this has been reversed, since "everyone knows" that polar bears are left handed. Except that they aren't, of course ...

303611.  Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:25 pm Reply with quote

Of all the people to be ignorant of Polar Bear habits ...

Thanks for putting me straight on the flag, though. This old copy of Look & Learn is going straight back in the bin behind the village hall.

303821.  Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:31 am Reply with quote

Send it to me and I’ll burn it for you, Flash. I was once at a school where Simper & Suckup was the only “comic” not banned. I have dedicated the rest of my life to tracking down copies of the tedious, smug, child-hating rag and destroying them.

342907.  Fri May 23, 2008 9:21 am Reply with quote

The Panamanian golden frog communicates with other frogs by semaphore in the form of gentle hand waves.


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