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The "leather appointed" seats in our cars are really made from cowhide on the seating surfaces, with the balance made from naugahyde.

The nauga is the hairless male of the species, prized for its skin, used to make naugahyde, while the female,called a faux, is highly sought after for her thick, luxurious fur which can be dyed virtually any color. You see, the nauga are very trusting, and, even in the wild can be walked up to and picked up to be petted, (they love that). They are very easy to raise, being about 40 lbs, and resemble their cousins the capybara.


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No... my own creation, done to have a bit of fun with a gullible and annoyingly self-important little guy at work some years back. (Scott Miller) We had him going for 3 or 4 days! He wanted to know where to donate to "Save the Nauga". Boy, was he pissed when he found out I made the whole thing up!
 

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Naugas look really funny until they re-grow their hides after shedding their skins. Fresh skins need to be picked up within 24 hours of being shed, if you want to process them for furniture or car upholstery. Hides over 24 hours off the hoof can still be used to make footballs, baseballs, basketballs, etc.
 

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Thanks SDK! I didn't know they shed their skins! That makes them the ONLY mammal that sheds it's skin!
 

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Yep. They usually don't start shedding until after the last frost. That's Mother Nature's way of keeping them from freezing to death. In SC you don't need a nauga farm license if you have less than 10 naugas. Because of our climate, naugas are kept outdoors in fenced-in fields. Barb wire is not used because it can scar the skin. More to come........
 

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Yeah. We can't farm them up north here. Too cold. They're natively a jungle species. Which jungle? No one really knows.... I hear GM has a secret nauga farm where they are specially bred just for car interiors.

More info on the nauga in pop culture:

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American singer and musician Frank Zappa mentioned Naugahyde in the 1967 Mothers of Invention song "Brown Shoes Don't Make It": "Every desire is hidden away / In a drawer in a desk by a Naugahyde chair."
British singer-songwriter Al Stewart referred to Naugahyde in his song "Gina in The Kings Road" on his 2005 album A Beach Full of Shells. Set in the swinging '60s in London, the song is about a young lady, popular with many gentlemen, with whom he forms a liaison about which he says "Don't you cast aspersions on my Naugahyde affair".
Naugahyde is also mentioned in the song, "Randy Scouse Git," by the Monkees.[6] The line from the song is, "Now they've darkened all the windows / And the seats are naugahyde. / I've been waiting for an hour, / I can't find a place to hide."
Allan Sherman's parody of "Chim Chim Cher-ee" contains the line "My chair is upholstered in real Naugahyde; / When they killed that nauga, I sat down and cried."[7]
Naugahyde is also mentioned in the Warren Zevon song "Mr Bad Example": "I got a part-time job at my father's carpet store / Laying tackless stripping, and housewives by the score / I loaded up their furniture, and took it to Spokane / And auctioned off every last naugahyde divan."
An extremely rare song by the Ohio group Devo, called "The Death of Lt. Casanova (AKA Naugahyde)", was played at The Crypt in Akron, Ohio, back in 1974. About three and a half minutes into the song, with bassist Gerald Casale on the lead vocals, the band backed him up, singing "Na-, Na-, Na-Naugahyde..."[8]
There was a short-lived punk rock band based in Los Angeles in the 1990s named "Nagahyde Lounge" [sic]
Primus released an album titled "Green Naugahyde" in which they referenced the material in the popular single, "Lee Van Cleef".
In TerrorVision, the character interpreted by Mary Woronov mentions a new Naugahyde dress that she intends to wear.


The nauga has a Germanic relative called the kunst, from which they get kunst leder. (leather) It was quite common when I was in Europe in the 80s, highly favored by the various motorcycle clubs and fetishists.
 

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...it's empty now! ;)
 

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It will fill back up soon.
Go Naugas! Fight! Win!!
Did you know that if you feed a nauga all red fruits and veggies, he will produce a red hide that will not need to be dyed???
 

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Lately, the wild nauga has been seen with a pattered skin to allow it to blend in to its surroundings. Evolution has provided protection from predators.

The hide is very popular among outdoorsman for clothing and furniture.


Naugahyde

There are three naugas in this picture. Can you spot them?

 

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Naugas are also camera shy. I tried to photograph some at a local nauga plantation, but they all turned away from me, leaned over and touched their noses to the ground. I could not bring myself to post a picture of a bunch of nauga butts. I don't want to get banned from Modern Camaro!!
 

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Naugas are also camera shy. I tried to photograph some at a local nauga plantation, but they all turned away from me, leaned over and touched their noses to the ground. I could not bring myself to post a picture of a bunch of nauga butts. I don't want to get banned from Modern Camaro!!
National Geographic would show it, thereby, you cannot be banned for do it
 

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:lol::lol:I deleted the photos before I read the above post. Their butts aren't much to look at IMO.
Rumor has it that Jay Leno had one of his less expensive sports cars re-upholstered in naugahyde. Two days later Joan Rivers bought it.
 

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Sorry... I ran out of inspiration!

Rest assured...the story of the nauga will return!
 

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If you contact the right people you can get free meds for this...
 
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