Saturday, August 20, 2005
Is this a Smart way to see the lions? I don't think so
Passengers eye view of 'petrol head' lion at Knowsley Safari Park
The Telegraph (London, England)
By Nigel Bunyan
This, then, is fear: not skydiving from 10,000ft without a parachute, but facing being eaten alive by lions while in a car slightly bigger than a vacuum cleaner.
The ultimate in white knuckle rides began with reports that, for some reason probably known only to Sir David Attenborough, lions have a fascination for the Mercedes-built Smart car.
Compared with most other vehicles it is the closest thing to providing a possible tasty snack: crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside.
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