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   Undertoad  Friday Feb 23 12:20 PM

February 23, 2007: Elephant polo rampage



Three years ago, IotD pointed to Elephant polo in Sri Lanka. This year's polo did not go so well. In the middle of the match, the above elephant became enraged somehow, threw its riders, and ran off and decided to attack this van.

At the MSNBC story there is an amazing video of the event. Once the elephant decided to attack the van - which, it turns out, was the opposing team's van - it could not be dissuaded. Young spectators and trainers try to get it away from the van by peppering it with rocks and poking it with sticks. For some reason, this does not seem to calm the big bully. For a while it goes off and destroys some stands, but eventually it returns to the van, and head-butts it from all sides.

Eventually it pushed the whole thing over. Look at the power - all the elephant's feet are almost off the ground.

They used a tranquilizer gun to subdue the beast.



Here's a better idea... a non-contact sport, just a performance for tourists in Thailand.

Thanks xoB for the first image, from WaPo Day in Pics.



Elspode  Friday Feb 23 12:32 PM

1. I wonder if elephant is tasty?

2. Is the hoopster pachyderm actually using his tail to help balance?



Elspode  Friday Feb 23 12:32 PM

1. I wonder if elephant is tasty?

2. Is the hoopster pachyderm actually using his tail to help balance?



Elspode  Friday Feb 23 12:32 PM

1. I wonder if elephant is tasty?

2. Is the hoopster pachyderm actually using his tail to help balance?



RellikLaerec  Friday Feb 23 12:34 PM

that must of been one hellava tranquilizer to bring it down! Where can i get some! Gotta a few people I need to "subdue".

Edit: Get a little trigger happy Elspode?



ferret88  Friday Feb 23 12:47 PM

I wonder if it was a "bad call" that so enraged the pachy. Or maybe someone threw a cup at his wife in the stands...



milkfish  Friday Feb 23 01:12 PM

Typical elephant hooligan.



Sheldonrs  Friday Feb 23 01:32 PM

Maybe the van made fun of him because he still had HIS trunk.



Kitsune  Friday Feb 23 01:35 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
Young spectators and trainers try to get it away from the van by peppering it with rocks and poking it with sticks.
What, exactly, was going through people's minds at this point?

"Quick! Save the van! Distract the enraged beast by pelting it so it will attack us, instead!"


Emrikol  Friday Feb 23 02:04 PM

haha, happy friday!



Trilby  Friday Feb 23 02:04 PM

They shouldn't treat animals this way. It's disgusting. Elephants are intelligent, beautiful beings and they are NOT here for our amusement. Really. Pisses. Me. Off.



Trilby  Friday Feb 23 02:10 PM

BTW, best part of the video is when the elephant picks up one of those long sticks those assholes have been poking him with and flings it at them. I wished he had swatted them all with his trunk.



lumberjim  Friday Feb 23 02:11 PM

my favorite part is when the elephant grabs the stick and whips it back at the men. that was cool.



Trilby  Friday Feb 23 02:15 PM

UT! UT! LJ is copying me!



Shawnee123  Friday Feb 23 03:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
They shouldn't treat animals this way. It's disgusting. Elephants are intelligent, beautiful beings and they are NOT here for our amusement. Really. Pisses. Me. Off.

I agree!

You tell 'em, Bri.


Pie  Friday Feb 23 03:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
...they are NOT here for our amusement.
So, Bri, why are they here?


Undertoad  Friday Feb 23 03:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim View Post
my favorite part is when the elephant grabs the stick and whips it back at the men. that was cool.
1:38 it is very cool.


Trilby  Friday Feb 23 04:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pie View Post
So, Bri, why are they here?
Because the Universe Loves Diversity!

Anyway, haven't you seen that Star Trek movie or read HitchHikers/Galaxy? Whales and dolphins are the true stewards of this planet

Fun Fact: Dolphins are the only animal, besides men and women, who engage in sex just for FUN! Isn't that cool?


lumberjim  Friday Feb 23 05:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
UT! UT! LJ is copying me!
WOW. great minds....


Elspode  Friday Feb 23 05:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Because the Universe Loves Diversity!

Anyway, haven't you seen that Star Trek movie or read HitchHikers/Galaxy? Whales and dolphins are the true stewards of this planet

Fun Fact: Dolphins are the only animal, besides men and women, who engage in sex just for FUN! Isn't that cool?
But people who engage in sex with dolphins are just sick.


lumberjim  Friday Feb 23 05:38 PM

and people that engage in sex with elephants are.......huge?



Sheldonrs  Friday Feb 23 05:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
But people who engage in sex with dolphins are just sick.
But he was lookin' really hot and we just..Oops! never mind.


Pie  Friday Feb 23 06:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Fun Fact: Dolphins are the only animal, besides men and women, who engage in sex just for FUN! Isn't that cool?
Dolphins also engage in gang rape.


mitheral  Friday Feb 23 07:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Because the Universe Loves Diversity!

Anyway, haven't you seen that Star Trek movie or read HitchHikers/Galaxy? Whales and dolphins are the true stewards of this planet

Fun Fact: Dolphins are the only animal, besides men and women, who engage in sex just for FUN! Isn't that cool?
Cool but not even remotely true, all animals engage in sex for fun, they aren't much for family planning.

But even in the sense you meant other animals engage in recreational sex, Japanese macaques are even bisexual.


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Feb 23 11:41 PM

Quote:
"I'm not playing again. It's not safe," said visiting American player Courtney Zenz after watching her teammate thrown from the back of the elephant and dangling in the air, her leg stuck in a stirrup.



Trilby  Saturday Feb 24 12:15 AM

Ok, you guys have convinced me that dolphins suck.

happy now?



jinx  Saturday Feb 24 01:57 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Fun Fact: Dolphins are the only animal, besides men and women, who engage in sex just for FUN! Isn't that cool?
What about bonobos?


Aliantha  Saturday Feb 24 05:41 AM

Lots of fish are hermaphroditic. I guess that makes them bisexual...in a way.



Aliantha  Saturday Feb 24 05:42 AM

Dolphins are the smartest form of life on earth. Haven't any of you seen hitch hikers guide to the galaxy???



SPUCK  Saturday Feb 24 05:57 AM

Its clear the elephant wanted to be 10B not 15C...



Larry  Saturday Feb 24 07:57 AM

I'm confused about people quoting Hitchhikers Guide as saying dolphins are the smartest animal. The book makes it clear that dolphins are the second smartest animal, while mice are the smartest.



Trilby  Saturday Feb 24 08:50 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry View Post
I'm confused about people quoting Hitchhikers Guide as saying dolphins are the smartest animal. The book makes it clear that dolphins are the second smartest animal, while mice are the smartest.
Forgive me. It's been the second toughest week of my life.


Spexxvet  Saturday Feb 24 09:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinx View Post
What about bonobos?
Quote:
Sexual intercourse plays a major role in Bonobo society, being used as a greeting, a means of conflict resolution and post-conflict reconciliation, and as favors traded by the females in exchange for food.
I wanna be a bonobo. I wonder if that would automatically make me the lead singer for BO?


Spexxvet  Saturday Feb 24 09:33 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post


... In the middle of the match, the above elephant became enraged somehow, threw its riders, and ran off and decided to attack this van.
...
The van is big, it's grey, and it was flirting with his girlfriend. What would you do?


Spexxvet  Saturday Feb 24 09:35 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
...Fun Fact: Dolphins are the only animal, besides men and women, who engage in sex just for FUN! Isn't that cool?
Com'on! Don't you mean sharks?


Spexxvet  Saturday Feb 24 09:36 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliantha View Post
Lots of fish are hermaphroditic. I guess that makes them bisexual...in a way.
Auto-bisexual: they can have sex with themselves.


RellikLaerec  Saturday Feb 24 04:25 PM

no i think that would be auto-heterosexual. I mean if your a hermaphrodite, then you have the workings of both! You know it's Brianna's fault for turning this from a discussion about elephants to the sexual orientation of animals!



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Feb 24 07:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Ok, you guys have convinced me that dolphins suck.
Oddly, I find it good news, they do. Let's go swimming.


Trilby  Sunday Feb 25 09:50 AM

Anyway, I didn't say dolphins were the smartest, I SAID they are the stewards of the planet.

I hate all of you.



Trilby  Sunday Feb 25 09:52 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Anyway, haven't you seen that Star Trek movie or read HitchHikers/Galaxy? Whales and dolphins are the true stewards of this planet

there, I've been reduced to quoting myself.

And I heard the dolphins-having-sex-4-fun thing on the effing DISCOVERY channel. I'm gonna sue.


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Feb 25 10:08 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
Anyway, I didn't say dolphins were the smartest, I SAID they are the stewards of the planet.

I hate all of you.
Right behind you,
I see the dolphins.
On you,
I see the glory.
From them,
I get opinions.
From you,
I get the true story.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Feb 25 06:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
there, I've been reduced to quoting myself.

And I heard the dolphins-having-sex-4-fun thing on the effing DISCOVERY channel. I'm gonna sue.
Sue? Why, it's true.


jinx  Sunday Feb 25 06:54 PM

Got to hand it to the mistress, she just wanted it more.




vincente  Monday Feb 26 10:23 AM

Video to the picture

Here is a Video of the Elephant in the picture..

Video



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Feb 26 10:40 AM

Hi vincente, welcome to the Cellar.
It didn't take them long to get that on youtube.



SPUCK  Tuesday Feb 27 05:46 AM

These people are disgusting idiots... Poor pachyderm.. His pissed and their solution is to throw stones at him. Dipwads..

Welcome Vincente. Oh and thanks..



BigV  Tuesday Feb 27 01:05 PM

jinx, *I* heard you about the bonobos.

Quote:
Sex, it turned out, is the key to the social life of the bonobo. The first suggestion that the sexual behavior of bonobos is different had come from observations at European zoos. Wrapping their findings in Latin, primatologists Eduard Tratz and Heinz Heck reported in 1954 that the chimpanzees at Hellabrun mated more canum (like dogs) and bonobos more hominum (like people). In those days, face-to- face copulation was considered uniquely human, a cultural innovation that needed to be taught to preliterate people (hence the term "missionary position"). These early studies, written in German, were ignored by the international scientific establishment. The bonobo's humanlike sexuality needed to be rediscovered in the 1970s before it became accepted as characteristic of the species.

Bonobos become sexually aroused remarkably easily, and they express this excitement in a variety of mounting positions and genital contacts. Although chimpanzees virtually never adopt face-to-face positions, bonobos do so in one out of three copulations in the wild. Furthermore, the frontal orientation of the bonobo vulva and clitoris strongly suggest that the female genitalia are adapted for this position.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 27 10:14 PM

Bonobos do the missionary position one third of the time. They have made sex an integral part of their social interaction, like we wave or shake hands. The females use it to control the social structure of the group. Yada, yada, yada. I see no where, the claim they do it for fun, like dolphins and humans.



BigV  Wednesday Feb 28 12:30 AM

Humans do it for fun?! Where? Who?!



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Feb 28 01:07 AM

Not Scoutmasters. :p



BigV  Wednesday Feb 28 01:26 PM

Did you just call me a human?



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Feb 28 08:43 PM

No, no, I'd never make such a heinous accusation.



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