July 15th, 1922

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1922 the duck-billed platypus arrived in America, direct from Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. Most people viewing it claimed it was a hoax on the scale of the Feejee Mermaid and claimed that PT Barnum did it better when he had a horn screwed on a horse’s head to make a unicorn. When the people of New York were politely informed that PT Barnum never did that, everyone agreed that he would have if he thought he could have gotten away with it.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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