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A Look At the Year's Weirdest News

on 2000/12/29 8:46:02 ( 1482 reads )


WASHINGTON, D.C., December 24, 2000: The Washington Post has put together a list of the weirdest wackiest news this year, from all over the world. Two stood out to HPI. First is this one: Art patrons bought up Christie's entire collection of 60 paintings created by artists that also happen to be elephants, including works by Sao (a former log hauler in Thailand's timber industry), whose style was likened by Yale art historian Mia Fineman to the work of Paul Gauguin for its "broad, gentle, curvy brush strokes" and "a depth and maturity that remains unrivaled in the elephant art world." Fineman says there are three distinct regional styles of Thai elephant art: northern ("lyrical and expressive"), central ("dark, cooler" colors in "broad, vigorous strokes") and southern ("saturated tertiary colors"). The second item of "weird news" was this one: Astrologer Jacqueline Stallone (mother of actor Sly) said in a published pre-Election Day interview that her dogs -- a pair of miniature pinschers -- had told her telepathically that George W. Bush would win the presidency by 200 votes -- a fairly amazing prediction close to the actual vote in Florida by which Mr. Bush won.

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