June 11, 2014 9:58 pm at 9:58 pm #612994
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?June 12, 2014 5:56 am at 5:56 am #1192729
I. M. ShluffinParticipant
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.June 12, 2014 6:24 am at 6:24 am #1192730
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.June 12, 2014 6:58 am at 6:58 am #1192731
No, but I think the tissue would…
(where do people come up with these silly things from?)
SiDi™June 12, 2014 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #1192732
Humans get thrown backward when they sneeze very hard.June 12, 2014 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #1192733
It would wipe its trunk on a tree, or go to a car wash, they wash trunks.June 12, 2014 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm #1192734June 13, 2014 12:08 am at 12:08 am #1192735
To be or not to beMember
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 oneJune 13, 2014 1:36 am at 1:36 am #1192736
African elephants also were not domesticated.June 13, 2014 2:29 am at 2:29 am #1192737
you can say tsk tsk.June 13, 2014 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #1192738
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
🙂June 15, 2014 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #1192739
It’s nice to see elephant jokes making a come-back, but I wish the new ones were funny.June 15, 2014 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #1192740
What elephant jokes?November 15, 2016 5:09 am at 5:09 am #1192741
If an elephant sneezes and no one is around to hear it, how can you prove that it wasn’t a gerbil sneezing?November 15, 2016 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #1192742
Three in the front, three in the back.November 16, 2016 12:04 am at 12:04 am #1192743
Nose, Ear, and Throat doctors in the front and back?November 17, 2016 1:15 am at 1:15 am #1192744
The little I knowParticipant
I cannot think of a better use for the New York Times.November 17, 2016 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #1192745
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!November 21, 2016 12:24 am at 12:24 am #1192746
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.
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