December 28, 1973

On This Date in! in 1973, the Endangered Species Act was passed in the United States protecting the Bald Eagle, sea turtles, and honest men in government. Noticeably left off the list were Bigfoot, Champie, the Mothman, and the chupacabra. People for the Ethical Treatment of Imaginary Creatures (PETIC) immediately scheduled a protest to converge on Washington, D.C., but their mothers would not allow them to drive that long of a distance unsupervised, so they decided to go for ice cream instead.

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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One Response to December 28, 1973

  1. Nessie says:

    I made the list! I made the list! Nanny nanny boo-boo! Nanny nanny–

    Wait… What? I didn’t make the list either?

    This is an outrage!

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