Thursday, September 6, 2007

Oolong, the rabbit

I'm doing research on Oolong tea for a new article. I happened upon Oolong, the rabbit. He just had to be the topic of my next internet oddity post.

Apparently, Oolong was very famous; he was even in the New York Times. He was a domestic rabbit in Hokkaido, Japan and was known for balancing things on his head. Most of the things he is shown balancing on his owner's site are foods, but I found this image of him balancing a teacup. And, if you don't mind scrolling a bit, look for "Oolong's Postcards series 2" on this page and check out the Yi Xing teapot in "pear skin" (deep purple-brown) on Oolong's head.

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