Yes, that’s right. Here’s Howard Kaloogian, supposedly on the same trip when he visited his Turkish Baghdad – the caption on his site reads, “Howard in Aremenia, Mount Ararat in the background.”
From the San Diego Union-Tribune‘s Logan Jenkins’ April Fool’s Day column:
In a snapshot in his photo gallery, Kaloogian is supposedly standing near Mount Ararat in “Aremenia.” (Most of us know it as as Armenia.)
Thanks to a biblical blogger with an interest in geology, I have learned that the mountain in the photograph is not Mount Ararat, the post-flood landing platform for Noah’s Ark.
No, a close analysis of the outcropping’s outline proves that Kaloogian is actually posing in the San Pasqual Valley with a snow-capped Mount Palomar in the background. When told of the error, Kaloogian said, “I can’t believe it. Somehow photos from my tour of the Wild Animal Park got switched with those taken on the Iraq trip.”
Late Update: And yes, this was an April Fool’s Day column in the truest sense. I’ll admit – he got me. I blame Kaloogian.