Thursday, June 19, 2008

6th foot a hoax

The 6th foot that was supposedly found floating around in some Lower Mainland swamp turned out to be a hoax:
"What was believed to be the sixth human foot to wash up on the shores of British Columbia in recent months proved to be a fake, authorities said Thursday.

A "skeletonized animal paw" had been placed in a sock and athletic shoe that was packed with dried seaweed, the British Columbia Coroners Service announced."

So now the tally is back to five feet found floating. Since these things seem to turn up every couple of months or so, that leaves plenty of time for some soleful satire.