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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Tree-Nesting Elephant
Status: Probably photoshopped
image How did the elephant get up in the tree? I'm guessing photoshop since, as far as I know, elephants are not known to be tree climbers. I don't have any information about the source of this image, but it wouldn't surprise me if it came from a worth1000 contest, or something of that nature.
Categories: Animals, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Mon Apr 17, 2006
Comments (11)
Yep, worth1000, about June 27, 2005.
Posted by Steve Blunk  in  Abingdon, MD  on  Mon Apr 17, 2006  at  06:22 PM
Why, it's Horton! He's hatching an egg!

I wonder if Maizy will return this time?
Posted by MikeM  in  Sacramento, CA  on  Mon Apr 17, 2006  at  07:43 PM
yes, it's a worth1000 contest entry. it always amazes me how good the entries are and how easily they spread as hoaxes.
Posted by colin  on  Mon Apr 17, 2006  at  07:45 PM
wow, pretty good photoshop
Posted by eva  in  New York  on  Mon Apr 17, 2006  at  08:36 PM


is the original elephant. Who knows where the tree is from......
Posted by OriginalSim  on  Mon Apr 17, 2006  at  09:38 PM
The tree is from a seed, planted a long, long time ago...
Posted by Christopher in Joplin, Missouri  in  Joplin, Mo  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  06:26 AM
Thanks Chris... not for the info, but the location. Since I'm in Kansas City, I can respond to smarty-pants comments in person, you know!!!!!

Okay, I admit, it was funny and it made my morning brighter...... sigh. ;o)
Posted by OriginalSim  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  07:29 AM
Imagine that poo-ing on your head or car roof....
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  07:34 AM
No thank you LaMa, I'd rather not.
Posted by hcmomof4  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  07:57 PM
Anyone seen Ice Age 3? Could this be a long-lost descendant of Ellie?
Posted by Chris  on  Thu Apr 20, 2006  at  01:33 AM
3 points to make.

1. Its Horton!

2.Elephants cant grip. How else could it get up there?None, its a photoshop!

3. That branch doesnt look like its strong enough t hold him.It's a photoshop
Posted by J  on  Tue Oct 03, 2006  at  12:11 PM
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