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No. 441: Olympic Games special edition

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Olympic Games special edition

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar, Tim Mason

T-Rex: Surprising things about the Rio Olympic Games.
T-Rex: 1. Russia is not banned![1]
T-Rex: 2. It's not a complete shemozzle. Yet. 3. Bulgarian weightlifters are drinking the bay water, claiming it contains...
T-Rex: performance enhancing drugs.
Utahraptor: 4. The unofficial mascot is a giant mosquito!
T-Rex: Nice!
T-Rex: 5. The OFFICIAL mascot is...
T-Rex: Actually, who knows?

The author writes:

Nobody in the lunch room at work could tell me what the official mascot was.

As it turns out, the official Rio mascot is actually some weird Island of Dr Moreau-esque hybrid of several Brazilian native animals, combining body parts of monkeys, big cats, and birds. If that doesn't scare the kiddies, I don't know what will.

[1] Not completely. And not yet. They may be by the time this comic is published. (Also applies to point 2.)