Merino ewes, the type depicted on the stamp, have tiny stumps of horn if any at all, opposition National Party lawmaker Katherine Rich pointed out Tuesday.
"The stamp is an absolute impossibility," she grumped.
The subject is not being taken lightly in New Zealand, famous for its beautiful meadows full of gamboling lambs and the fact that its 40 million sheep vastly outnumber its human population of 4 million.
The stamp shows the female sheep with two lambs.
"Given the sheep is a major icon of this country, you'd think they would have at least passed the stamp design by someone with knowledge of agriculture," Rich said.
The stamp's designer, artist Samuel Sakaria, admitted taking artistic license. "The males have the curly horns," he said. "I thought just to add a bit of a dynamic I'd just add in the male equivalent as opposed to the female."
STATELINE, Nev. - A Pennsylvania man is pretty happy he didn't stop to eat before hitting the slots here.
Stephen Phares was on a ski vacation when he hit a $1.3 million jackpot Saturday night at Harveys Casino and Resort.
Phares, 42, said he wanted to go get dinner but was prodded by friend to play a progressive Wheel of Fortune MegaJackpot machine.
Now, he said, "I'm very happy we played."
The home mortgage branch manager from Holland, Pa., said he's not sure what he'll do with his winnings.
He said he'd like to invest in Lake Tahoe property. But he also sees his windfall as a chance to help others.
PETOSKEY, Mich. - John and Jennifer Dallos have quite a handful with their twins. But things are going to get a lot busier very soon.
Jennifer Dallos is expecting triplets in June.
"We're pretty much shocked," John Dallos said. "We have been up on this cloud, just in a haze. You lay down at night and wonder, How are we going to be able to do this? But you just know it's going to be great."
John and Jennifer Dallos, 31 and 28 respectively, hadn't even planned on having another baby. But they were open to the idea of another child.
"We did have two the first time, so we thought that maybe it wasn't in the cards for us to have more kids," Jennifer Dallos said. "We thought, if it happens, it happens."
Jennifer Dallos did not use fertility drugs.
"When we found out she was pregnant, we thought it would be nice to have another child," her husband said. "We didn't expect to have three."
Without using fertility drugs, the odds of having identical twins are about one in 250 births, said child care author Dr. Vincent Iannelli. The chances of having triplets without the help of fertility drugs are about one in 8,100.
CLEARFIELD, Pa. - Kate Stelnick may weigh only 100 pounds, but her appetite is remarkable.
The college student from Princeton, N.J., is the first to meet a restaurant's challenge by downing its six-pound hamburger - and five pounds of fixins' - within three hours.
Stelnick didn't eat for two days to prepare for the challenge. "I felt very full, but I was too excited that I actually ate it to notice," Stelnick said.
Stelnick, 19, made the five-hour drive to Denny's Beer Barrel Pub with two friends from The College of New Jersey on Wednesday, after they saw pictures of the monster burger, dubbed the Ye Old 96er.
Denny Leigey Jr., the owner of the bar 35 miles northwest of State College, had offered a two-pound burger for years and conceived of the six-pounder after his daughter went to college and phoned him about a bar that sold a four-pounder.
But nobody had finished the big burger in the three-hour time limit since it was introduced on Super Bowl Sunday 1998. In addition to the meat, contestants much eat one large onion, two whole tomatoes, one half head of lettuce, 1 1/4 pounds of cheese, two buns, and a cup each of mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, relish, banana peppers and some pickles.
Stelnick did it all in two hours, 54 minutes.
Leigey said he was pretty sure somebody would meet his burger challenge, though he didn't have a petite woman in mind.
"I wouldn't have made it if I didn't think it was possible," Leigey said.