Do the elephant Kleenex boxes have an inspirational message about tissues printed on them? Does the elephant get thrown back ten miles by a sneeze?
An inspirational message is a nice idea, but l’m not sure elephants can read.
They wouldn’t get thrown back – an elephant’s nose and sneeze MPH in proportion to its body and weight is similar (as in the math term, like similar triangles) to the human’s nose and sneeze MPH in proportion to ITS body and weight. Humans don’t get thrown back, so why should elephants?
Ahh, reality. So that clears that up.
What would an elephant need a tissue for? It wouldn’t be able to grasp it with its nose which is sneezing. (I assume we’re talking about n elephant sneezing.) Furthermore, the standard human size tissue wouldn’t be capable of withstanding the force of an elephant’s sneeze – not even those new durable kleenex tissues. An elephant could just use the top of one of those big white tents.
The problem with the elephant community is that it is very hard to serve them with inspirationals, since they remember all the old ones and you can’t recycle them.
No, but I think the tissue would…
(where do people come up with these silly things from?)
Humans get thrown backward when they sneeze very hard.
It would wipe its trunk on a tree, or go to a car wash, they wash trunks.
if it were an African elephant it would be able to grasp it – they have two finger thingies at the end of their trunk Asian elephants have just one
African elephants also were not domesticated.
you can say tsk tsk.
that reminds me of a comic i saw at the doctor’s office. it’s a picture of an elephant, giraffe and a rabbit sitting in the waiting room of a clinic of a nose, ear, and throat doctor
It’s nice to see elephant jokes making a come-back, but I wish the new ones were funny.
What elephant jokes?
If an elephant sneezes and no one is around to hear it, how can you prove that it wasn’t a gerbil sneezing?
Three in the front, three in the back.
Nose, Ear, and Throat doctors in the front and back?
I cannot think of a better use for the New York Times.
I. M. Shluffin -“They wouldn’t get thrown back – an elephant’s nose and sneeze”
I’m sure if a elephant sneezes, it doesn’t use it’s nose, but it’s mouth!
The little I know: Yes especially now that there’s all that backlash against NYT Soup.
Really. Just like you can ask for “no MSG,” I think it’s totally fine if someone simply requests “Dioxin on the side.”
Do we really know that there was no MSG?
Let’s just think soy-based ink and exhale out doubt.
In just a few breaths soon we’ll all just pretend that a hot bowl of NYT Soup is just like miso.