Things We Saw Today: Radiohead Erases Itself from the Internet
The Internet is forever, but as Radiohead proved earlier today, that doesn't mean you can't drastically reduce your online presence in the meantime.Read More
The use and treatment of the elephants used as part of Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus have long been controversial. Now, it seems that controversy, and the legislation it has inspired nationwide, has made it harder for the circus to travel with animals. Ringling Bros. will now be retiring their elephant acts even earlier than planned.Read More
The Oregon Zoo has an annual ceremony called Squishing of the Squash, and if that wasn't adorable enough just wait until you see who gets the chance to do some stomping—a family of elephants.Read More
MUST. CLIMB. LOG.
So we're pretty sure the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand is the most magical place on the planet, because just look at this. Look at this. The struggle is real, baby elephant. The struggle is real.Read More
Is there anything these majestic creatures can't do? No, don't tell us.
Besides the adage "an elephant never forgets", you might not know that elephants are just pretty darn smart in general. The most recent finding in the field of elephant cognition places their brains on a seriously human level: they spontaneously understand what pointing means. For real.Read More
Sure, I bet it wasn't easy getting out of bed this morning, but you can at least be confident that if there was a baby elephant you'd sit up and pay attention.Read More
Some of you may be on vacation today, some of you may be working (we feel your pain) but no matter what you're doing this Monday morning, you should take a break and watch this video. It will make you extremely happy. Promise. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
It's a little known fact that baby elephants in hot weather are one of the only surefire ways to get through the much vaunted composure of British news anchors.Read More
And Now For Something Completely Different
Heffalumps and Woozles
Almost Totally Excellent
(notes on) biology from ornana films on Vimeo. This video takes a while to get going but then BAM robot elephant so we don't even know what you're complaining about. Discussion question: Does the mention of etoecology here refer to the robot elephant's cybernetic enhancements, or the artist's own attempts to survive biology class?Read More
After a rogue elephant killed seventeen people in India, it had to be put down. Afterward, DNA tests on its stomach's contents showed the elephant ate human flesh, which is pretty odd, considering elephants are herbivores. In the story on Dave Salmoni's new show on Animal Planet, he claims the elephant went rogue and ate people in an act of revenge after its calf was killed. Futurama made the joke a long time ago, so luckily, no one has to--in bad taste--this time around. Head on past the break to see the clip from Salmoni's show.Read More