Porthole 22 Jun 17

Thursday 22nd June 2017

PORTHOLE

While Australians were mourning the shortest day of the year yesterday, Carnival Cruise Line was celebrating the start of the northern summer…with a sloth called Bill.

The cruise line claimed it had discovered “a mystical prognosticating sloth to predict if summer’s warm embrace will go past Labor Day”.

Bill proclaimed in a Facebook live broadcast there will be an extra 17 days of summer this year and made on-site predictions for viewers.

In honour of Bill and his talents, Carnival made a $10,000 donation to the Discover the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, a featured excursion for several of the line’s ships.

The creature is pictured.

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