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This was actually taken through a magnifying glass, so you can only imagine how small it really is. It is called a Sea Angel or Cliones. Here’s a wiki about them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_angel
the strangest thing on my desk
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Yes, there’s a story.
This is the infamous beer cozy from my Australian pal Jason. This came in a package of other stuff (like a mousepad and a keychain with monster trucks on them), because we had this long-running (gag? joke? contest?) thing where we’d send weird stuff to each other in the mail. (I am still the all-time winner, thankyouverymuch.) I haven’t ever used the beer cozy thing for beer, but I use it for looking at and laughing, so it’s a fine, fine gift. Plus, sometimes, people see it and say, "Are those kangaroos… oh my." In case you’re interested, it says, on the non-humping-kangaroo side, "PARABURDOO INN Western Australia Home of Bullshit & Beer" so it’s really classy all the way around.
I know. I’m a sick, sick individual. Blame Jason.
Lurking in the background: monkey-in-fez bobblehead. Because everybody loves a monkey in a fez!