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Maybe this myth came about through a silly misunderstanding: the original
comment really was some German guy criticising Austria's 'see-no-evil'
policies in the Sahara in the late 19th century.
> >>Wade was referring to the ostrich's habit of putting its head
> in the sand
> >>when confronted by danger.
> >Of course, the ostrich does no such thing.
> >But, you understood this falsehood entirely culturally, as is the way I
> >implied it.
> >Through my behavior and the artefact of my email.
> >What did I spread?
> >- Wade
> Thankx for that bit of trivia Wade. I always thought that they
> did. It must
> be one of those non-urban myths. And what did you spread? Respect for your
> boundless font of knowledge.
> Yours respectfully
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