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The Mythic Bite of the Komodo Dragon

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:55 PM

To a mediaeval mapmaker, the world was a vast and scary place. Explorers that braved the seemingly endless oceans in search of new worlds often didn’t return, and those that did carried with them nightmarish tales of monsters and serpents. It was the mapmaker’s task to warn future travelers of the dangers that awaited them in far-off lands. Based on their drawings, I cannot even begin to imagine the beasts that haunted these cartographer’s dreams. Their creative expressions of fear were eventually distilled into a single, ominous phrase: here be dragons.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:59 PM

yeah i agree we should pay huge respect to mapmakers they dived in the water so that we could just dip our toes in safely

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:21 PM

Very interesting article!

Poor water buffalo.

I knew of sheep attacked by wild dogs on a farm and they too ran into the farm's only pond after being mortally wounded.

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

P.S. Just to be clear, because sometimes I am not. I do not believe...
in the existence of a large previously unknown undiscovered hairy biped roaming North America.
But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:24 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 27 June 2013 - 09:21 PM, said:

Very interesting article!

Poor water buffalo.

I knew of sheep attacked by wild dogs on a farm and they too ran into the farm's only pond after being mortally wounded.
:(

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