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The Resume

    (April 12, 2001-March 24, 2013)
    Born in Sueca, Spain
    1,100 pound Spanish fighting bull
    Owned by former matador Gregorio de Jesus
    Featured in bull running in the streets and in recortes, 'a style of bullfighting in which members of the public dodge the bull around obstacles such as wooden stairs or platforms placed in a bullring'
    Killed three people in the bullring (2006-11)

Why he might be annoying:

    Ironically, he got his name, which translates as 'Mouse,' because he was a scrawny calf.
    At a single recortes, he gored a dozen people (2005).
    It was not until the third death that authorities and his owner decided that maybe putting a killer bull in a ring with a bunch of rank amateurs is a bad idea.
    His owner tried unsuccessfully to get government funding to clone him.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was so popular that his owner could charge nine times the normal fee for appearances.
    He starred in a video game.
    His owner said, 'He's not a brute, not like other bulls that act on instinct and crash into everything. This one thinks, analyzes, and then attacks.'
    If you jump into the ring with a bull that has already killed a couple of people... well, we aren't saying you deserve to be gored, but we are saying you shouldn't be too surprised if you find a horn up your ass.

Credit: C. Fishel


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 79 Votes: 62.03% Annoying