Monday, November 16, 2009


In the folklore of various cultures in South America, a Duende is a Gnome-like house spirit, who lives within the walls and under the floors. They are known for pulling various pranks, as well as clipping the toenails of children (sometimes accidentally the entire toe.)

Throughout 2008 in Argentina there have been several sightings of a shadowy, side-stepping, creepy dwarf with a pointed hat, including several videos. Is the Duende real, or is it merely a prankster reaching for 15 minutes of internet fame? Who can really say.

Link to the "Gnome of Argentina" video

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