We’ve all heard of a zebra crossing – but have you ever seen an elephant seal crossing?
This is exactly the sight that shoppers in Brazil were amazed to see when a massive elephant seal hit the busy high street on Saturday. The seal waddled out of the ocean and into the city of Balneario Camboriu where it went for a walk – even using the proper crossings. Cars were blocked for 20 minutes whilst police officers splashed water on the seal to keep it wet. After about an hour and a half in the city, the seal returned on the sea and swam away unharmed.
Which leaves me with one burning question. Why did the elephant seal cross the road? To get to the other tide of course! BOOM!!!
In this, the second of my occasional “On this day in History” series, I am excited to tell you that on June 9th 1934 Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphony cartoon “The Wise Little Hen.” (Though he is mentioned in a 1931 Disney Storybook.)
That means he is officially 78 years old today!
If, like me, you are fond of the old school Disney characters, a few other things you might not be aware of are the fact that Donald Duck supposedly represents what we are and Mickey Mouse represents what we should be – deep huh? Also, his full name is in fact Donald Fauntleroy Duck and he has his own star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame!
So sit back and enjoy the cartoon on this wet and windy Saturday in June.