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Giraffes in France

 
 
RexRed
 
Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 06:23 pm
I am looking for the source of this story...

I don't even know where I was told this story from. I have searched Google to no avail. Well I am wondering if anyone can shed light on if the story I was told is actually true...

The story goes, long ago in France, I think about the time of Napoleon, the city of Paris France became infatuated with giraffes, one could say giraffes were "in".

So everything was giraffe, giraffe handbags, giraffe clothes and giraffe hats.

Images of giraffes were plastered all over the city. Thus came a day for a public festival and so they decided to dedicate the festival to giraffes.

They had giraffes brought in especially for the occasion. As the parade got underway the giraffes were set to walk gingerly down the main street of the parade.

The people not really ever seeing giraffes were spooked by them to say the least and this got the giraffes excited. So the giraffes went berserk and ran trampling the people on the sidelines of the parade.

I was told this was the inspiration for the story of King Kong.

Can anyone link this story to an actual event?
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 06:28 pm
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/528375_10151552099859723_2055864838_n.jpg
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 06:45 pm
@RexRed,
RexRed wrote:
Can anyone link this story to an actual event?


Not I but I'm fascinated and will keep my eyes and ears open.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 07:13 pm
I just made a new movie for Hollywood... Smile
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 07:56 pm
a2k is too stupid... yea.... haha this story is true but this stuff is stupid...
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 08:06 pm
a2k is the stupidest place on earth...
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 08:07 pm
zero means absolutely nothing... forget it all...
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 08:08 pm
so think butterfly off
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 18 Apr, 2013 08:37 pm
@RexRed,
You just started the thread. If you gave it a chance to build it still might be saved.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 06:50 am
Sorry, when I get drinking my disdain over the delete button not working comes out...
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 08:01 am
Zarafa, a Giraffe which became France’s Darling
http://www.ceramopolis.com/?page_id=2274
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 08:38 am
because i am connected into the coolest stuff
http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=85923774&ac=now
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 12:25 pm
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/539738_582496011771414_1062487673_n.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 12:56 pm
@RexRed,
Every book I have ever read in one of the Scandinavian languages is just a different combination of 29 letters.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 01:02 pm
@saab,
We've got one more: 30 letters Wink
saab
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 01:17 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Am I correct that the German alphabet is the only one , which has a letter which never ever can start a word? Letter ß.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 01:28 pm
@saab,
Not sure, if it's the only one, but there isn't a single word starting with "ß" in German.
saab
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 01:52 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Tiny Iceland has 32 letters in the alphabet even thu they do not have these letters: C, Q, W och Z.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 02:31 pm
The giraffes thing rings a bell. I might have read that or something similar. If I did, it was in The Greater Journey, Americans in Paris, by David McCullogh.

No giraffes mentioned in the index, but... that doesn't mean he didn't mention giraffes somewhere in the book.

I found the book interesting, giraffes or not.
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vonny
 
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Reply Fri 19 Apr, 2013 02:44 pm
@RexRed,
Quote:
I am looking for the source of this story.

Never heard of it until I looked at this thread. Googled the story and came up with the following link. Makes interesting reading!
http://www.apsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/APS-OPS-Ch17-Davidson-Preprint.pdf
 

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