Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Mt Ossa - an elaborate hoax?

Supposedly the highest mountain in Tasmania (at a piddly 5305 feet), I am beginning to suspect Mt Ossa doesn't exist. Does anyone out there know anyone who has climbed it? Has anyone even seen it? Does its majestic outline feature on any souvenir teatowels?

I say no, no and no. Because, ladies and gentlemen, Mt Ossa is a massive hoax, perpetrated by the well-known Spanish motorcycle and film projector manufacturers as a publicity stunt. This was a well-deserved failure, as apart from many Tasmanian high schools buying the hopeless projectors, sales failed to ensue.

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