Tired of cute kitty videos? Here's a cute baby elephant video
with a dramatic confrontation, a car chase, a saved-in-the-nick-of-time rescue and a happy ending (SL BBC).
posted by aqsakal
on Oct 20, 2012 -
(notes on) biology
, a short stop-motion animation (5.39) by ornana films, features a robot elephant. You have to wait a bit, but it's worth it. Stuff gets good at about 2.25.
posted by bwg
on Apr 25, 2011 -
During the first world war, thousands of horses
were drafted into the War Effort and sent to the Front.
Faced with a horse shortage, the Thomas Ward steelworks in Sheffield acquired an elephant
and her handler from a passing circus. Lizzie Ward worked
at Thomas Ward's
for a number of years, getting up to various pranks
before she retired with sore feet.
posted by emilyw
on Dec 8, 2010 -
Why is the elephant the symbol of the GOP? In large part, we can thank cartoonist Thomas Nast
, who, on November 7 of 1874, published this cartoon
, showing Republicans as a rampaging elephant tearing up the flimsy planks of the Democratic Party. He wasn't just a man who made elephants though; considered to be the father of political cartooning, Nast's illustrations helped bring down Boss Tweed
, argued for the abolition of slavery
, and hated the Irish
posted by Astro Zombie
on Oct 8, 2006 -