In a galaxy far, far away (America in the 1950s), the U.S. government took a strong stand on a very important topic: hunting yetis. Also called the Abominable Snowman, the elusive yeti became all the rage for explorers in Nepal in the 1950s.
Just like Bigfoot in the U.S., people in the Himalayas had been reporting yeti sightings for many years, but in the ’50s it reached a fever pitch. Mountaineers headed to Nepal to search for the (possibly fake) creature, hoping to make a name for themselves.
The U.S. government even got involved, and in December 1959 the State Department sent out a memo that laid out the rules for hunting yetis….
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