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They do things differently in...

....Japan.

Imagine your favourite sports team has just won the championship for the first time in 21 years and you are out jubilating. Imagine further that your star player bears an uncanny resemblance to Colonel Sanders:


Separated at birth obviously.

So, having spotted a statue of the colonel, what would you do? Put a baseball cap on its head? Carry it around shoulder high until bored?

Nope. Fans of the Hanshin Tigers baseball team, for it was they, decided to throw the colonel in the Dotonbori canal in central Osaka. This happened in 1985, and the statue has just been retrieved from the possibly murky deaths of the Dotonbori. The Japan Times has the detail, including a photo of a tolerably well preserved statue.

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