700 year old Austrian Mickey Mouse?
A medieval fresco featuring a rodent with an uncanny resemblance to Mickey Mouse has been uncovered in an Austrian church.
As word of the 700-year-old image spread, the minds of local tourism officials began working overtime.
“This fresco proves that Mickey Mouse is a true Austrian and was not born in Hollywood,” said Siggi Neuschitzer, the manager of the tourism office in the village of Malta, in the south of the country, where the painting was found.
He said he was planning to refer the painting to lawyers.
“The similarity to Mickey Mouse is so astounding that Disney could lose its world-wide copyright.”