Monday, May 28, 2007


Who'd have thought an elephant could be so heavy?
If you plan on driving through East India anytime in the near future, consider yourselves warned. Apparently, according to something called The Hindustan Times, an elephant somewhere in eastern India has been holding motorists for ransom.
The elephant, which is probably as smart (or smarter) than most of the people we deal with on a daily basis, has apparently had enough of looking for food in the traditional way, and has invented a new way to get fed:
An elephant in eastern India has sparked complaints from motorists who accuse it of blocking traffic and refusing to allow vehicles to pass unless drivers give it food.
If a commuter does not wind down his window or resists opening the vehicle door, the elephant stands in front of the car until the driver allows him to carry out his routine inspection.
We would like to, at this point, remind you that this story is not made up or fake in any way. There really is an elephant in India that blocks the road until you give it food. One local resident, Prabodh Mohanty, has been accosted by the elephant twice: "If you are carrying vegetables and banana inside your vehicle, then it will gulp them and allow you to go."
Unfortunately, we were not able to determine what the elephant's name is.

That's one hell of a pig.

Jamison Stone, an 11-year-old boy living in eastern Alabama (a region known around the world for its propensity for sheep-shagging), was out hunting on May 3rd with his father when he killed a wild pig that weighed 1,100 pounds. The boy said he "shot the huge animal eight times with a .50-calibre revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off with a point-blank shot."

To underscore the size of this pig, it weighs as much as a small car, and has tusks the size of Crocodile Dundee's knife. They expect to get 500-700 pounds of meat from the hog. The taxidermist who was stuffing the pig's head said, "It's huge. It's just the biggest thing I've ever seen." The hams that this pig will provide will be the size of overweight schoolchildren.

"I probably won't ever kill anything else that big," said Jamison.

Hams as big as schoolchildren.

This is an African bug spray commercial from 1986.


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