News from the Natural World: Harrogate Royale - Foxes Launch TV Gameshow with Posh Humans Fighting to the Death
News from the Natural World: Harrogate Royale – Foxes Launch TV Gameshow with Posh Humans Fighting to the Death. Battle Royale was a famous Japanese action-thriller film directed by Kinji Fukasaku based on the 1999 novel by Koushun Takami. In the film, 42 9th graders are sent to a deserted island. They are given a map, food, and various weapons. An explosive collar is fitted around their neck. If they break a rule, the collar explodes. Their mission: kill each other and be the last one standing. The last survivor is allowed to leave the island. If there is more than one survivor, the collars explode and kill them all. The celebrated cult classic has provided unlikely inspiration for a group of foxes from Harrogate, England. Harrogate is famous for being the only place in the North of England with a Waitrose. The North of England is a desolate wasteland where impoverished children eat gravel for breakfast and wear mud for clothes. Sunderland, Stockport, Middlesborough, Barnsley and Preston. The very names of its bleak and decrepit cities conjure up images of diabolical wastelands and dystopian nightmares where human school children fight to the death over scraps of leftover coal. But Harrogate is a beacon of poshness in amongst the grimdark reality of life above Wolverhampton. But it isn’t just the humans who are posh, the resident Foxes of Harrogate are amongst the poshest animals on the planet.