It started with a five-pound tooth. In the summer of 1705, in the Hudson River Valley village of Claverack, New York, a tooth the size of a man’s fist surfaced on a steep bluff, rolled downhill and landed at the feet of a Dutch tenant farmer, who promptly traded it to a local politician for a glass of rum.
The politician made the tooth a gift to Lord Cornbury, then the eccentric governor of New York. (Cornbury liked to cross-dress as his cousin Queen Anne, or so his enemies said.)
Cornbury sent the tooth to London labeled “tooth of a Giant,” after the statement in Genesis that “there were giants in the earth” in the days before the Flood. The discovery sparked a fossil-hunting craze in America.
Mastodons were giant, shaggy, prehistoric elephants that roamed the plains of Pleistocene North America and Eurasia.
This is an odd, smart card for a birthday, especially an advanced age birthday, for a reunion of old friends, for anyone interested in dinosaurs, fossils, archeology, the mastodon, Woolly Mammoths, prehistoric elephants, titan, extinction of the planet, science, science fiction, cross-dressers. Use your imagination!
Some have red covers, some have blue covers.
See also Elephants Birthday Party pop up card.