You call them VIN numbers, I call them...

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by, Aug 14, 2001.


    You call `em VIN numbers, I call `em birth marks.
    It is commonly believed genetics plays a semi-random
    role in birth mark formation and location. But it
    does seem likely that our Amphis are all related
    since each has a birth mark, they appear to be
    about the same size and shape, and most all are
    located in the same place. Interestingly enough
    some cultures used to think that a birthmark was
    a sign of being special - either special good or
    special bad. (I reckon they are special good on
    Amphi). We now know that genetics do play
    a role and predisposes Amphis to all sorts of
    characteristics like having, crinkled dash skin,
    large or small bilge openings, propeller shields,
    or a certain body build with or without rear fender
    lips. I'm not at all certain that this recent slew of
    birth mark comparisons is altogether healthy from
    Amphi's mental perspective. While being a source of
    self consciousness for some Amphis, these birth marks
    are harmless in most cases, (unless accompanied by
    scabs of rust or boils of paint), and therefore not
    normally a serious health threat. However I do
    recommend that you inform your Amphi about
    your findings so to relieve any and all tensions
    created by probing about Amphi's innards.

    `64 Turquoise
    San Diego, CA

    PS - Why couldn't I gain access to the chat nook
    last night? Was it too full or not operational or
    was my computer doing undisclosed Java choking?

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