Friday, September 25, 2009

Heffelump Trivia


There are 40,000 muscles and tendons in an elephant’s trunk. This makes it very strong and flexible, allowing an elephant to pluck a delicate flower, untie a knot, or tear a tree out of the ground; yet the trunk is sensitive enough to smell water 3 miles away.

12 comments:

Beth said...

Aren't elephants amazing and beautiful?

Berry Blog said...

I admit it...my trunk can't do any of the above

Sam said...

Speaking of trunks, I was checking out one of your followers profile photos. The one with the two er eh... Anyway. Just curious

Bob said...

That first picture is gorgeous!

And I learned new stuff about elephants.

It's a win-win!

Joy said...

(whispering) Sam, I know! We both commented on another blog, and he came over here and followed mine. What do I do?

I think I should remove it since it's all porn and not random photos like one of my "nephews" posts.

Miss Ginger Grant said...

I LOVE Heffalumps! I have a collection of antique elephant sculptures that I inherited from my Great Uncle George!

mistress maddie said...

I love elephants. They are probably my favorite animal. They are just so gorgeous. I rode one once at a circus when I was young. I think I'll always remember that.

Joy said...

I can't figure out how to delete that follower.

Berry Blog said...

I've got a pharmaceutical company calling me several times a day for the past two months.I don't know how to block their calls on my land phone. They call every hour all day long for months now.
Any ideas on that?

lelocolon said...

Last year I was at the circus with my students, and I tell you not there was this elephant that kept staring at me, like telling me do something get me out of here. It was horrible I kept thinking that I wanted to scream and not with cheers. They are magnificent creatures. Thank you for posting about them. Ms. Joy this week was heavy at work. but glad to be on your blog again. Great work.

Sheena said...

I used to love elephants until the news media started flashing every time one went wild and killed. Now I see them and oftentimes have a scared feeling.

Joy said...

That's eerie and sad, lelocolon. I've had animals look at me like that, too.

Strange but understandable, Sheena.