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December 6, 2006 [LINK / comment]

Save the Tree Octopus!

I wasn't paying much attention to Rush Limbaugh today, but I did happen to catch a reference to a humorous Web page: Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus, an endangered species concocted by Lyle Zapato. His Web site has a whole library of bogus pages designed to confound simple-minded folks. (Rio Linda?) For an example of how the "urban legend" about this arboreal mollusc spread, see the comments on Tom McMahon's blog. After all, "If it's on the Internet it must be true..."

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