that is all.
Editors at Yahoo News are either horribly bad at anatomy or have a better sense of humor than they're given credit for. Or maybe both. How else to explain an article on the UK version of the site reporting the repeated theft of a 30 cm penis from a Lego giraffe at a Berlin tourist attraction? At time of writing, it read: …
"It takes model workers about one week to restore the long-necked animal's manhood at a cost of 3,000 euros (2,600 pounds), the spokeswoman said"
a 12" plastic animal appendage? I'm sure that a *Ahem* "Friend" says that Ann Summers sell them for a lot cheaper than that. And they come with batteries.
Penis in Latin means tail, and it was a polite euphemism that became the standard term.
However, the elaboration in the articles points to over-excited journalists. Didn't they think to question why a statue made of rectangular bricks at a children's theme park featured such an anatomical detail... or is this the Lego Reproductive Biology theme park?
"It takes model workers about one week to restore the long-necked animal's manhood at a cost of 3,000 euros (2,600 pounds)"
I'm in the wrong job. 130K a year, to make one 'tail' a week!
AC 'cause I don't want my boss to find out and apply for the same job.
"The centre is now erecting a metal construction to protect the giraffe's genitalia"
Does that mean they're building a codpiece for this monstrosity ?
Surely it would be easier to rebuild the giraffe as a female, but then you'd only end up with drunken revellers trying to mount it...
"a better sense of humor than they're given credit for."
So they, like, replaced the word "tail" with the word "penis". Genius! Good job they didn't call it its willy, otherwise I fear my sides may have split with mirth.
Who would have thought that wit was so easy supplied through use of a find/replace dialog? I guess if your sense of humour is arrested at age 12, life just must be a riot of easy lols.
No I do not think so!
That is just not a very likely number! First of all the tail is 30 cm and the bricks are most likely not "Lego" bricks - they appear to be Lego "Duplo" bricks on the picture...
Anyway some-one is not telling the whole truth as even if you were to make a tail with the small Lego bricks (which it does not seem to be in the picture) it would be impossible to fit 15000 bricks into a space 30 cm tall - even if you made it a solid cube shape!
People are just making things up as they go perhaps? And the numbers presented in this article are just so much more fun then the missjudgement of what got stolen...
... I for one would like to see any evidence for where those 15000 bricks actually are supposed to go...
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