Crazy as a Loon

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Item #: 1111.00.0
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About GrafixMat Coasters   •   Front     •   Back Story


About GrafixMat Coasters:

Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side.  For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs.  Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.

All Natural    •    Durable Easy Wash    •    Singles or Sets Storage Caddies    •    4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick        Green Certified

Front Design:

A Common Loon on the water.

The Back Story:

Crazy as a Loon

The varied calls of the Common Loon, from the sound of maniacal laughter to yodeling, sets this aquatic bird apart from others. Naturalist John Muir once remarked that they have "one of the wildest and most striking of all wilderness sounds." Besides its strange calls, it has a habit of lifting one webbed foot above the water and waggling it. Hence came the term, "Crazy as a loon." Though they are clumsy on land, legs placed further back on their bodies make them strong swimmers. Scientists believe the loon to be the oldest and most primitive species of bird.