Breaking shell news: Osama bin Laden found, in the image of a shell picked up on an English beach.
Can you say “Shell Qaeda”? Striking, and topical!!
Legal secretary Debra realized the shell, thought to be from an oyster, bore an uncanny resemblance to the al-Qaeda terrorist then “fell apart laughing” and kept it “as a little memento”.
“It’s not that often you find a seashell that looks like anyone at all, so finding Osama bin Laden was amazing. We’d all gone for a walk on the beach, which is covered in millions and millions of shells and pebbles,” Oliver, of Brentsford, west London, said. “I was drawn to this curious-looking shell, and went to pick it up.
“When I looked at it properly up close, I thought it looked like Jesus. I then saw a turban on the top, and realized who was staring up at me in the palm of my hand — Osama bin Laden. Funny that — as he was buried at sea too,” she added.
God I love the Brits. Funny, that!
Do you see another figure in the shell? If so, you are not alone, according to the paper’s perfect kicker:
Though 9/11 perpetrator Bin Laden hit the top spot, others thought the seashell resembled ex-Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini.
A tiny piece of art. Put this story—and the shell—in the Louvre.