Re: virus: An Explanation

Kevin M O'Connor (
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 14:44:46 EDT

On Fri, 13 Sep 96 15:21:26 +0200 "Dr. Mario Hilgemeier" <>

>Thanks for the elaborations on the Memple Lion.

You're welcome. I still have several refridgerator magnets emblazoned
with the image of the Temple Lion, and they're still free to anyone who
asks. I just need a snail mail address. Send requests to me
<> and not to the virus list.

You can also find the Lion and friends at

>That reminded me of a short story-meme:
>"Do unicorns have their horn in the middle of their forehead?"
>"Do unicorns exist?"

But if one did, it would have a big horn sticking right out of the middle
of its forehead.

>The horn you saw at the museum is from a
>(German: Narwal, a small whale with a long horn,
>don't know the English term - so I used
>a Dictionary: German<->English
>Search for 'Narwal' produced no results

I think we say 'narwal' in English. Okay, I'll go grab my dictionary.
(discontinuity) My dictionary says "narwhal."

Nar'whal n.[Sw. and Dan. narhval, Ice. Nahvalr, a narwhal; nar, a corpse,
and hvalr, whale: so called in allusion to it its pale skin.] the Monodon
Monoceros, a cetaceous mammal found in the northern seas. averaging from
12 to 20 feet in length. It has no teeth except two canines in the upper
jaw, which are someimes developed into projecting tusks, although usually
only the one on the left side is so developed, being straight, spira,
tapering to a point, and from 6 to 10 feet in length. It is valued for
its ivory and oil. From the freqency with which the male of the narwhal
appears as having a single horn it has been called sea unicorn, unicorn
fish, unicorn whale.

>BUT - they have a lion as icon ... :-)

Yes indeed. Take care, all. -KMO