Monty Python’s Dead Scandinavian Parrot Lives!

Well, at least it did 55 million years ago. David Waterhouse, a curator of a natural history museum in England, has determined that the fossilized bones found in a cave in Denmark are those of an ancient species of parrot. This is the first evidence that parrots lived this far north, that something like a “Norwegian Blue” parrot could actually exist.

Michael Palin of Monty Python played the scamming pet store owner who theorized that the “Norwegian Blue” parrot recently sold to a dissatisfied customer was not dead, but was merely “pining for the fjords”.

When informed of the discovery, an amused Palin commented: “All I can say is that it just shows that nothing is original.”

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