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Popular Wild Animals Found to be Disadvantaged

If you’re an endangered wild animal and ridiculously good looking then it could be a distinct disadvantage. A study has found the most popular endangered species are seen so often in the media that it creates a false impression of well being.


In 1918, Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka commissioned a life-sized sex doll of his former lover, Alma Mahler (widow of composer Gustav Mahler and then-wife of architect Walter Gropius). He dressed it in custom-made clothes and took it with him on trips, to cafés, and to the theater. He destroyed it publicly several years later, claiming it had “cured him of his passions." 

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