It must be true... I read it in the tabloids
▪ A pair of Scottish students who left a pineapple onan empty display stand at a modern art show for a joke returned four days later to find the fruit had been encased in glass and made part of the exhibition. Lloyd Jack and Ruairi Gray, both 22, said they left the $1.30 store-bought pineapple at the “Look Again” show in the hope gallerygoers would mistake it for art—and were stunned it was being treated as a serious artistic statement. “It just goes to show the ludicrousness of conceptual art,” said Jack.
▪ A graceful gorilla at a zoo in southern England is dazzling visitors and handlers with his impromptu and elegant ballet-like dances. Kionda, a 15-year-old, 410-pound western lowland gorilla, has been spotted delicately pirouetting inside his enclosure at Paign tors. But Kionda needs to “hold his stomach in,” he added, “because it’s hanging out.”
▪ Catholics who are too lazy to complete the 100-mile pilgrimage to Portugal’s Fatima shrine can now rent a pilgrim to walk the holy route for them. Carlos Gil, 52, charges $2,700 to make the spiritual journey to the spot where three child shepherds reported seeing visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago; the price goes up if a client wants Gil to shuffle the last 440 yards on his knees. “It’s not about making money,’’ he says, “but being in the service of others.’’ ■