According to an old Indiana University site,|
an axolotl is a large salamander native to
Lake Xochimilco, Mexico.
I'm not quite sure why Mad found it necessary to use the word repeatedly in the early 60's, but that's part of the mystery that will always be Mad.
Below are four examples from four different issues.
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