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Old 06-03-2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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6/3/2005: Baby elephant in waterfall



Friday was not meant to become "amazingly cloyingly cute animal pic day", but Sun_Sparkz sent along this one and well you know, for crying out loud, there's water shooting out of the little guy's trunk. Happy Friday.
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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huh, i shoot water, milk, etc. out of my nose pretty frequentlywhile reading the cellar, but do i ever get to be the IOTD? noooooo-ooooooo.

cool pic, btw.
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Old 06-03-2005, 10:54 AM   #3
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Not to mention that huge goofy smile on his face.....

Happy Friday indeed!
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:11 AM   #4
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huh, i shoot water, milk, etc. out of my nose pretty frequentlywhile reading the cellar, but do i ever get to be the IOTD? noooooo-ooooooo.
Set up a webcam and record, man. I'm sure that, sooner or later, you'll make it here...
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:20 AM   #5
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Gee golly, that's about the cutest gosh darn thing I've ever seen.
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:44 AM   #6
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I could be wrong, but I swear I've seen this before, on the Jungle Cruise at Disney World. I think it's animatronic.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:03 PM   #7
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Google search for Disney Jungle Cruise

They look slightly different to me. Maybe one is real, or maybe they are at different parks.

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Old 06-03-2005, 12:09 PM   #8
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I think perth and glatt nailed it. this is a machine.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:14 PM   #9
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Perth gets all the credit. I just did a Google search.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:19 PM   #10
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They look slightly different to me.
They look the same to me except the angle of the head. I think he raises his head up and shoots water out of his trunk every so often.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:19 PM   #11
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I don't know. My bullshit detector may need recalibration, but the alarms went off as soon as I saw the pic. Something about the toenails bugs me. That and the familiar pose may have set me hunting for proof. I guess the mouth bothers me as well, like the mouth isn't open wide enough or something.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:21 PM   #12
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The rocks behind are different. The Disney ones are moss covered and look more streamlined. The IOD above is more like stacked boulders.

The Disney elephant is covered in algae. The IOD is clean.

I think they are probably just different versions of the same ride, one in California, and one in another park.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:17 PM   #13
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The Disney animatron isn't shooting water. But they are similar.

Do real elephants sit in that position?
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Old 06-04-2005, 02:07 AM   #14
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I don't know. My bullshit detector may need recalibration, but the alarms went off as soon as I saw the pic. Something about the toenails bugs me. That and the familiar pose may have set me hunting for proof. I guess the mouth bothers me as well, like the mouth isn't open wide enough or something.
Same here, I don't think it's real. We can't ask Leah because she's up playing with the real 'phants right now.
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Old 06-04-2005, 07:56 AM   #15
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I don't know. My bullshit detector may need recalibration, but the alarms went off as soon as I saw the pic. Something about the toenails bugs me. That and the familiar pose may have set me hunting for proof. I guess the mouth bothers me as well, like the mouth isn't open wide enough or something.
My first reaction: that doesn't look like real elephant skin, it looks too man-made. But it must just be artifacts of how the picture was taken. Undertoad always verifies that everything he posts is completely accurate, right? ;-) So then I really believed it was real, and my eyes were just making things up.

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who immediately thought it looked fake. But I still enjoyed it for the few minutes when I thought I must be wrong and that it really was a baby elephant.
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