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Chumuckla Elementary School found a lifesize fibreglass bull on the roof on Monday. The bull belongs to a local ranch owner, and is worth more than $1000.

£1/4M Compass is £50 Fake
A compass, said to have been used by Lawrence of Arabia in his adventures and sold for £254,000 at Christie's auction house along with a watch and cigarette case, could be worth no more than £50.

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Polish President Lech Kaczynski has stepped in to replace his identical twin Jaroslaw, Poland's prime minister, at a European Union summit meeting in Finland.
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Posted by Boo on Tue Oct 24, 2006


A compass, said to have been used by Lawrence of Arabia in his adventures and sold for
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Tue Oct 24, 2006  at  08:23 AM
The bull story isnt really all that dubious.Ive seen pictures of a model cow being lifted up the Heights Of Abraham on a cable car.
Posted by J  on  Tue Oct 24, 2006  at  03:18 PM
A plastic bull worth more than $1,000???

Needless to say, you could obtain a real bull (or several "genuine" Lawrence of Arabia compasses) for substantially less money.

This story is much less interesting than the fact that there's a school called Chumuckla Elementary. I want one of their letter jackets.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Hereford, Texas  on  Tue Oct 24, 2006  at  07:27 PM
Needless to say, you could obtain a real bull ... for substantially less money.

Probably not, actually.

smile
Posted by outeast  in  Prague  on  Thu Oct 26, 2006  at  08:59 AM
I don't know what bulls are going for in Prague these days, but in the local (Dallas) paper the other day somebody was advertising registered Longhorn bulls for about $500 each.

It's true though, that prize bulls often sell for much more than $1,000. As with any other animal, the price depends on the (perceived) quality and rarity of the specimen. If you just want a generic bull to hold down your roof, though, you could get a live one for a few hundred dollars or maybe even less.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Hereford, Texas  on  Thu Oct 26, 2006  at  12:54 PM
Really? In the link above even a 'below-average quality' Angus is listed at GBP 2730, while a 'top 1%' Charolais (the priciest listed there) cost GBP 6353...

Still, whatever the cost of real bulls the fibreglass ones cost a mint - this page has the list price of an unpainted Cow Parade cow at EUR 6850 (+VAT at 19.6%)... that's with a bunch of benefits - access to a workshop for decorating the cow, transport, etc. etc. - but even so...!

Incidentally, the world record price (if it hasn't been broken since!) paid for a real bull was GBP 57,750 (roughly USD 93,000 at the exchange rate at the time) in February 2003, paid for the Limousin bull Graham's Samson. The same year, the CowParade Ireland auction saw the sale of a fibreglass cow named Waga-Moo-Moo for 125,000 Euros ($148,000 USD).

Yes, I realize that the bovine in this instance was of a somewhat lesser pedigree; still, it must be admitted there seems to be a bull market* in fibreglass cattle. The world is truly a weird and wonderful place!

*OK, OK, I know that was unforgiveable but I remain bullish - I don't care if anyone's got a beef with my puns, they can winge about it till the cows come home for all I care, I'll not be cowed into submission... OK that's enough, and more than enough.
Posted by outeast  in  Prague  on  Fri Oct 27, 2006  at  03:50 AM
WHO paid 125,000 Euros for a fiberglass cow, and how can I get his or her phone number?
I've got some Enron stock I think they'd be interested in.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Hereford, Texas  on  Fri Oct 27, 2006  at  01:53 PM
There's a dairy near where I live that has a whole host of fake cows on its roof, and has done for years.
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Fri Mar 02, 2007  at  07:42 AM
does anyone know where we could buy a fiberglass cow like the one in the pic ? We would rather get a big angus bull? any help ?
Posted by Buzzy Shepherd  in  SHEPHERDSVILLE KY  on  Mon Jan 07, 2008  at  08:39 PM
I don't care if anyone's got a beef with my puns, they can winge about it till the cows come home for all I care, I'll not be cowed into submission... OK that's enough, and more than enough.
Posted by decorators manchester  in  uas  on  Tue Mar 09, 2010  at  11:00 PM
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