A short article on the Hotheaded Naked Ice Borer first appeared in the April, 1995 issue of Discover magazine. The article was written by Tim Folger, then an editor at the magazine. Folger wrote several other April Fool stories for the magazine, including one about the discovery of prehistoric musical instruments--bagpipes, a mastodon-tusk tuba, and a bone triangle--supposedly used by Neanderthals.
A clue that indicated that the Ice Borer story was a hoax can be found in the name of the biologist who discovered the animal, Aprile Pazzo ("April Fool" in Italian). Secondly, for those familiar with the creature, the picture to the right is clearly a manipulated image of a Naked Mole Rat, a curious burrowing rodent from Africa.
Watch out, there's a hotheaded vegetarian in town lookin' to kick some Scrubbing Bubbles butt.(BUZZCUTS: A LITTLE OFF THE TOP--AND BOTTOM--FOR A BETTER MAY)(actor Ed Begley Jr. is selling a household cleaner )(Brief Article)
May 01, 2005; Watch out, there's a hotheaded vegetarian in town lookin' to kick some Scrubbing Bubbles butt. Ostentatiously...