Here's a wicked thought. How did it get here ?

To: "Carl Clifford" <>
Subject: Here's a wicked thought. How did it get here ?
From: "Graham Etherington" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 16:17:35 +1000
Perhaps the sign and arrow on the box that read "This way up" mislead
the poor thing, making it think "Yep, north is 'up', I'll hop on board
for a free ride", but instead got put on a ship heading south to
Completely plausible!

On 7/21/06, Carl Clifford <> wrote:
The cotton industry uses a lot of containers for cotton and
cottonseed exports, many of which enter the country empty. I have
inspected many empty containers in this area (wish I had a dollar for
every one) on behalf of AQIS prior to their use for export of cotton
etc. I think the GHL has stowed away in one in, say, Korea, hoping it
would be going north but picked the wrong one. This scenario would
also explain the sore leg as it had spent several weeks kicking at
the doors of the container it was imprisoned in after the GHL's
internal guidance system sensed that it was head south and not north.
If anyone has seen the strange things that are found in "clean" empty
containers, this theory would not sound entirely implausible.


Carl Clifford

Graham Etherington
Queensland, Australia

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