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El Reg's vulturine origins traced back 10,000 years

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It's with a certain amount of amazement that we're able to announce today that the origins of Vulture Central have been traced back 10,000 years to the eastern French Pyrenees.

The precipitous gorges towering over the river Jonte, in the Department of Lozère, host a reintroduced colony of vultures – the majestic beasts which once dominated the prehistoric skies above the Causses (limestone plateaus) of the Massif Central.

In fact, they soared across a vast range of territory, prompting one awestruck local in the mountainous Fornol-Haut in Languedoc to hew a vulturine tribute from the living rock.

If you're prepared for your gobs to be well and truly smacked, click here and roll your mouse over the image at the bottom...

A view of an ancient rock craving, bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Vulture Central logo

Well, the implications are truly immense. History books will have to be torn up, burned and their ashes scattered to the wind, while teams of lawyers brace against possible copyright infringment claims by blokes on bicycles, wearing stripy jumpers and bedecked in strings of garlic, claiming to be the descendants of the Paleolithic artist.

If litigation is imminent, then Walkers Crisps had better get their briefs on standby too, because as ancient Reg readers will recall, the company produced an El Reg vulture logo salt and vinegar crisp back in 2005, although our informant's "fat bastard" brother handily ate the evidence. ®

Bootnote

Good work by Reg contributor Jon Collins for spotting our stone logo. He says it appears in a burial chamber, so you can read into that what you will.

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