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Studies in ethical surrealism: the runaway lobster telephone problem, newscientist.com/article/22660

I was pleased to learn that the lobster telephone depicted in this cartoon is a real objet d'art: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobster_

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@11011110 not only that, there is more than one telephone and they all appear to be made to the correct pattern for the PTT (post, telegraph and telephone) administration of the country they were used in (the PTT was then nationalised so telephone sets had to conform to a certain standard to be permitted for use on the network and came from a carefully selected group of manufacturers)

@11011110 Only slightly more surreal than the original.

@fishfush Ok, but only slightly more surreal than Dalí is a high bar.

@11011110 I was meaning only slightly more surreal than the original trolley problem.

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