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My sister was bitten by a moose once.
November 27, 2007 8:43 AM   Subscribe

Either yesterday was April 1 in Sweden, or northern officials have just given the go ahead to build a 6.5 million dollar, handicapped accessible moose. There's even a walkthrough video.

I'm perfectly will to accept the idea that I've been punked here, but it does pass the Snopes test.
posted by tkolar (27 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Local is usually a pretty reliable news source. But yes, there's still a lingering suspicion that this is some sort of national prank day in Sweden.

But, hell, it's a giant accessible elk. I want to believe.
posted by flashboy at 8:47 AM on November 27, 2007


Here’s the official website.
posted by misteraitch at 8:56 AM on November 27, 2007


Wally World!
posted by Mike D at 8:58 AM on November 27, 2007


Thanks, misteraitch!

From the website...
A track will be made for those who rather want to walk to the top.

Today I'm going to hike up a moose!
posted by tkolar at 9:05 AM on November 27, 2007


Yet another thing we could have had if we hadn't thrown our money away in Iraq.
posted by DU at 9:22 AM on November 27, 2007


I SAY YES! This is wonderful, I am so for the gigantic moose!

As an aside (but somewhat related), let me point you towards the tragic/hilarious history of the Gävle yule goat.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 9:26 AM on November 27, 2007


I take it it's a Family Lodge.
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:36 AM on November 27, 2007


The concert hall and restaurant seat 350 people. But how are they going to get all those people inside using such a small elevator? This thing is going to be ridiculously inconvenient, and not just because it's at the top of a mountain.
posted by honest knave at 9:47 AM on November 27, 2007


I'm also glad to note that it will be done by Dec 2006. The last post on the site was March 2006. I'm afraid that the world will have to wait yet longer before the accessible moose becomes a reality.
posted by honest knave at 9:49 AM on November 27, 2007


I fear that it will be too late when humanity realized what dire consequences this abomination will bring upon us all.

We in north america are losing the moose race, possibly the moost important race since the apollo program.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:50 AM on November 27, 2007


I thought for sure this was a typo, that you meant moose zoo or moose highway, something like that. But no, they're building a moose.
posted by scalefree at 9:54 AM on November 27, 2007


honest knave,

There's more recent news in Swedish ... which I can't read.

I like the idea of holding a conference "in the belly of the beast," but I'm worried about walking between the moose's legs. Also about the founder's whole body shaking with joy.
posted by lukemeister at 10:06 AM on November 27, 2007


.. and some clarification for those - like me - who may find the moose vs. elk thing confusing.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:32 AM on November 27, 2007


2007-11-13 Positive advance notifications to build Stoorn from Skellefteå municipality.

Which is basically what the Local article says.

And my whole body is shaking with joy just at the *thought* of them building this thing. If I were the founder I would have lost control of most of my major limbs by now.

It sucks to have suddenly found my life's calling and simultaneously found out that some other bastard is already doing it. Sure, I could get permits in Saskatchewan to build a 20 story Relaxation Spa and Golf Resort in the shape of a giant beaver, but I'd still feel like a wannabe.
posted by tkolar at 10:32 AM on November 27, 2007


Metafilter: Seeking permits to build a resort in the shape of a giant beaver.
posted by lukemeister at 10:49 AM on November 27, 2007


It sucks to have suddenly found my life's calling and simultaneously found out that some other bastard is already doing it.

Awww, well I think the giant pancake stack concept hasn't been claimed yet, tkolar, and would probably be easier from an engineering standpoint. Think of the meet ups!
posted by madamjujujive at 11:00 AM on November 27, 2007


"We have so much to offer up here, with all our cheeses, the gold of Lapland, and so much more besides. "

So they found a way to combine them into one attraction: this moose will be pure gold, all cheese and so much more.
posted by Free word order! at 11:08 AM on November 27, 2007


tkolar,

I hope you build it and that it becomes the headquarters for the annual worldwide Mefi meetup.
posted by lukemeister at 11:18 AM on November 27, 2007


My sister got bitten by a moose once.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:26 AM on November 27, 2007


Doh! That will teach me not to read the gosh dang post title.

I'll go hide in my corner of shame now.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:35 AM on November 27, 2007


I still miss "The Brown Derby", the L.A. restaurant that was shaped like a hat. We need more icon-based architecture.
posted by wendell at 11:39 AM on November 27, 2007


Watching the video reminds me playing the giant moose level on Team Fortress. That was awesome! I hope we get some sort of massive ungulate DLC for the Orange Box. Valve, are you listening?!?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 11:56 AM on November 27, 2007


This stunt reminds me rather of this stunt.
posted by Zero Gravitas at 12:27 PM on November 27, 2007


Think they'll be selling mooseburgers in that restaurant?
posted by papercake at 12:57 PM on November 27, 2007


Where's the walnuts?
posted by nomisxid at 3:33 PM on November 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


"This is such unbelievably good news. My whole body is shaking with joy," he told The Local.

Awesome. Just awesome.
posted by koeselitz at 3:56 PM on November 27, 2007


It's a Moose with a Room?

Well done nomisxid.
posted by quin at 4:00 PM on November 27, 2007


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