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Old 19 June 2008, 08:40 PM
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Default Mr. Ed is a Zebra. Fact or Crap?

I've been meaning to post this for several weeks, but I kept forgetting.

I have a daily calendar at work with the theme of "Fact or Crap?" Everyday there is a statement to which you are supposed to answer "Fact" or "Crap" with the correct answer (and a short explanation) on the reverse side. Most are fairly obvious although I have picked up a few tidbits over the last six months (Kofi Annan made an appearance on Sesame Street? Who knew?)

Well, Saturday June 7th rolled around and, lo and behold, the statement of the day is:

The horse that played Mr. ed on the TV sitcom was actually a zebra.

On the reverse side:

Crap! The zebra myth was concocted by internet myth sleuths to see if they could convince gullible trivia geeks.
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Old 19 June 2008, 08:54 PM
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I would point out that "fact" and "crap" are not necessarily mutually exclusive ...

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Old 20 June 2008, 05:50 PM
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I would point out that "fact" and "crap" are not necessarily mutually exclusive ...

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Indeed, I know many many crap facys such as: Over 5% of beer drink in the UK is sold in cans.

and

Seagulls can, on occasions, be a bit aggressive.
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Old 22 June 2008, 01:06 AM
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What? You mean Mr. Ed wasn't really played by a zebra? Next, you'll be trying to make me believe that a B-rated actor was once POTUS and that men have walked on the moon. Or something.
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Old 22 June 2008, 01:41 PM
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Indeed, I know many many crap facts such as: Over 5% of beer drink in the UK is sold in cans.

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Seagulls can, on occasions, be a bit aggressive.
You'd be aggressive, too, if you had webbed feet and couldn't pop the beer cans open.
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