In the News Today
Ostrich Breaks Free on Golden Gate Bridge
Apparently an ostrich fell out of a minivan and ran around on the bridge for awhile before it was caught. And while many questions may come to mind upon reading a sentence like that, the one at the forefront of mine is: a minivan? Is that really the preferred method for transporting giant birds with incredibly long legs and necks? I'll just point out that the ostrich that fell out of the minivan was one of two in the van. I'm having a great deal of trouble imagining that either of them were comfortable. On the other hand, I'm having a lot of fun imagining both of them fighting over seat space.
The quote for the day goes to the ostrich's owner, Ron Love of Love Farms, who sagely observed, ""Strange things always seem to happen with ostriches. I guess this proves it."
So anyway, writing this has reminded me of some of the odd things I've seen on the many roads I've traveled in my life, one of which being a live cat riding on a man's shoulders as he biked down the main street in my town. Another would be a large horse standing in the back of a pickup truck driving through the streets of Amman, Jordan. I also once saw a car decked out in maimed dolls' heads and arms and other scary paraphernalia heading down Hwy 101. (Boy, do I wish I had a picture of that one!)
I'm curious as to what strange sights other people might have seen on their journeyings, so tell me about it. If you can beat the ostrich on the Golden Gate Bridge story, I'll be delighted. I might even give you a prize!
NOTE: d'oh! I just realized that I've already asked this question about weird things you see on the road in one of my posts, nearly a year ago now. I thought it sounded familiar. Oops! But I don't care I'm going to leave it, because I'm sure that in a year's time you have seen new strange things, right? And besides, maybe some of you weren't reading the frogg files yet, and missed out.