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Timothy A. McDaniel tmcd at
Tue Feb 23 19:47:58 PST 1999

Sorry for the off-topicness.

On Mon, 22 Feb 1999, Timothy A. McDaniel <tmcd at> wrote:
> I heard (reliability = 10%) that they actually used chimps in those
> commercials; when a consumer group put a suitcase in with a real
> gorilla, it tore the suitcase in half and used it as a drinking cup.

I came across a press release from the N.C. Zoo that said one of their
gorillas starred in an American Tourister commercial, so I suspect
reliability = 0%.

Sorry for vectoring an apparently false urban legend.

Daniel de Lincolia
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