The five strangest finds from revolutionary Tripoli

While the man himself has yet to be found, rebels rooting through the Tripoli homes of Muammar Gaddafi and his family have managed to unearth some bizarre treasures. Here are our top five:

 

5. Gaddafi’s golf buggy, which he sat in while holding his umbrella-ella-ella back in February.

 

4. A military hat, huge gold necklace and inexplicably hairy sceptre, flaunted by a celebrating rebel.

 

3. The famous golden gun.

 

2. A golden sofa in the shape of a mermaid and bearing the face of Gaddafi’s daughter Aisha.

 

1. An album full of photos of Condoleezza Rice, who Gaddafi once called “my darling black African woman”.

 

We wonder if Condi keeps pictures of Gaddafi at home . . .

UPDATE: We’ve been reliably informed that the “hairy sceptre” is in fact a fly-whisk — not so inexplicable after all.

8 Comments

  1. Brian Black says:

    Is the guy in the hat now in charge of Libya? Is that how it works?

  2. Silveradical says:

    That hairy sceptre is no doubt the imperial flywhisk!

  3. I imagine the ‘sceptre’ is actually a fly-whisk, quite useful in certain parts of the world.

  4. dapplegrey says:

    I think the hairy sceptre is probably for swishing flies away when on horseback.

  5. Iain Simpson says:

    Condi never kept photos of Gaddafi at home. We all know she fancies Hugo Chavez,. She’s said terrible things about him but never stopped talking about him. Anyone who’s read a romantic novel knows what this means.

  6. Matt says:

    Condi never kept photos of Gaddafi at home. We all know she fancies Hugo Chavez,. She’s said terrible things about him but never stopped talking about him. Anyone who’s read a romantic novel knows what this means.

    Yes, it means that she can spot a wrong ‘un!

  7. Alaska Paul says:

    So what happened to all of the sprockets G’Daffy wore on his sash? Inquiring people want to know.

  8. dave says:

    “Hairy sceptre” ffs.

    Is this an episode of The Young Ones?

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