Undertoad Friday Jan 21 10:55 AM
1/21/2005: Elephant uses human-like toilet
RQuinn Friday Jan 21 11:50 AM
Oh thank god... I first read the title as "Elephant uses [a] human like [a] toilet"
Happy Monkey Friday Jan 21 12:02 PM
It could happen. (but it didn't)
Trilby Friday Jan 21 12:30 PM
chrisinhouston Friday Jan 21 03:23 PM
Well one had to wonder about the source. I mean the Sun isn't the most reputable rag out there, but I suppose anything could happen. If the news item had appeared here it probably would have been in the check out line in the Weekly World News with a headline like "Aliens Teach Elephants To Use Flush Toilets".
MAdMoNKEY Friday Jan 21 03:28 PM
Someone get that elephant a magazine or something.
melidasaur Friday Jan 21 04:07 PM
Senor Oso Friday Jan 21 05:02 PM
Wait wait wait. The elephant using the toilet is real (or at least if it's a hoax, nobody has debunked it yet). The snopes article referenced above was referring to the myth of someone getting, uh, for lack of a better term, pooped on to death by an elephant.
Happy Monkey Friday Jan 21 09:32 PM
Right. My Snopes reference was in response to RQuinn, not the original post.
poohbearbeth Friday Jan 21 10:08 PM
Well Jinx the can was potty trained in a week or so
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jan 22 02:49 AM
chrisinhouston Saturday Jan 22 07:06 AM
Well, from the looks of the soil they could use a little additional organic matter!
capnhowdy Saturday Jan 22 08:46 AM
I buy the elephant training bit- no problem.
Clodfobble Saturday Jan 22 04:27 PM
I suspect it's like an outhouse, that the white part is just sitting on top of a much deeper hole. When it gets mostly full, they can just cover the top with dirt and move the throne to another hole.
lumberjim Saturday Jan 22 04:56 PM
actually, the concrete square it sits on would indicate a direct opening onto a sewer. wonder if the elephant has any fear of aligators?
capnhowdy Saturday Jan 22 06:40 PM
It looks like a peice of 4-6" PVC or CPVC. I've seen it used on construction sites. The pipe may be a lot bigger than I think, as the animal & the head are both huge. You can see the pipe very well on Bruce's link.
Anyway, IMHO the image would be more convincing without the "pipe", or whatever.
Wonder if "it's a floater?" Hope not..............
Maybe the cement looking opening the "pipe" goes into is one of the gates of hell. "Some folks call it hell- I call it hades".
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jan 22 09:23 PM
From UT's link;
Sun_Sparkz Monday Feb 7 12:15 AM
i wonder how they got him to sit on the toilet when he needed to go? i bet it was mean. i hate these people!!
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 7 10:11 PM
Simmer down, you're not suppose to hate them until they've been bad. They've only been bad in your imagination as far as you know.