Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Find The Fault No 10

I don't know anything about polar bears either really. It's all hearsay, like they can smell you from five hundred miles away and then bound across icy wastes in order to tear you apart and eat you. That's it really. But I can tell you about the polar bear on the Fox's Glacier Mints logo. His name is Peppy and he arrived on his mint in 1922, four years after Eric Fox founded the company in Leicester where they still are. I remember seeing a big neon sign on a gable end in the city and on asking my brother why it had a polar bear on it rather than a fox he just said "The bear's eaten it".

9 comments:

ChrisP said...

This is what Greenland will look like in about 50 years from now...

bikerted said...

Looks like the Fox's Bear has lost his mint. Either that or he's on holiday.

Peter Ashley said...

Blimey, you two were quick. No definitive answer though. Come on.

office pest said...

A polar bear in the tropics would not be happy!

Perhaps he's on his way south to pose for that other old favourite - a polar bear seen mooching around with penguins?

Peter Ashley said...

Office Pest strikes again. Card says: Polar Bear should be in Arctic surroundings. I must confess I thought this was all a bit odd, considering he could have been in a zoo in Singapore or somewhere, about to dive into tepid water.

Diplomate said...

Sure signs here of the artist's frustration, or possible desperation. I do not wish to detract from OP's glory,or indeed cast any gloom over the feeling of pride and elation that comes with getting your quiz solutions - BUT - this one was far too silly to be worthy of a prize. Sorry - but I feel we ought to say it as we find it.

Peter Ashley said...

I did say it was odd Diplo. But to make up for it next week's fault is going to be right up your motorbiked-filled street. Get up early!

office pest said...

Prizes? We get prizes? Do you have any suitable for a cat?

I found this earlier, you and the diplomatic Diplomate might like it.

http://www.danlockton.co.uk/petrol/petrol_list.html

If you click on the pictures at the top, the selction changes.

DC said...

Jeez, the puzzle-setter wasn't really trying here, was he? What next - a car at sea?