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Old 02-07-2019, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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"A zoo in Australia wants to name a snake after your ex.

For a $1 donation to the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, you can enter a contest with your ex’s name and why they deserve to have a snake named after them.

The winning name will go to a brown snake, one of the world’s most venomous, at the zoo.

All donations will go to the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund, which zoo officials said in a release is dedicated to conserving Australian native wildlife.

“We hope that by providing someone unlucky in love the opportunity to name WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo’s very own brown snake after their ex, we can give them something else to celebrate on Valentine’s Day this year,” Mark Connolly, the general manager.

The winner will also get an annual pass to the zoo, so they can visit the snake anytime.

The reptile team will select the winning name and it will be announced on Valentine’s Day. The competition closes at midnight in Sydney on Feb. 13 (or 7:59 a.m. ET on Feb. 13)."



I love Australians.

Imagine how quickly a zoo in the USA would get zinged for doing a non PC contest like that.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:41 AM
 
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Brilliant! May I suggest "Curly". Where do I send my buck?
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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I didn't catch the explanation, but snake was changed to cockroach in the video . Same premise. I don't have an ex like that. I could suggest the names of a few people who suck at being human beings.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:11 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Clever and fun idea for a fundraiser.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:19 PM
 
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This one lets you name a cockroach after your ex and then they'll feed it to a meerkat on Valentine's Day.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/el-paso...es-day-feb-14/

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Looking to get yourself a present this Valentine's Day? The El Paso Zoo has you covered. It will name a cockroach after your ex and then feed it to a meerkat live on camera.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:20 PM
 
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I am laughing! That is pretty clever!
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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That's being pretty disrespectful to the snake IMO. But I guess it won't lose any sleep over it.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:02 PM
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Location: Texas
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I would never insult snakes by naming my ex-boyfriends after them.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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That's being pretty disrespectful to the snake IMO. But I guess it won't lose any sleep over it.
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I would never insult snakes by naming my ex-boyfriends after them.
Haha... I'm with you two on that! I've had most of my snakes (all non-venomous) longer than I've kept a man as of yet. And I'm 42 years old.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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This one lets you name a cockroach after your ex and then they'll feed it to a meerkat on Valentine's Day.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/el-paso...es-day-feb-14/

LOL That's hilarious!
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