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You don’t get down off an elephant, you get down off a duck!
Three elephant’s jump out of a plane. Two land on the ground, one in the water – badoom-chish!
Okay, I’m out of elephant jokes – well, nearly.
Why did the elephant paint his toenails red?
So he could hide in the cherry tree.
How did Tarzan die?
He went cherry picking.
Now, I’m tapped. Ooo, hang on.
What did Tarzan say when he saw a herd of elephants coming over the hill?
Here comes a herd of elephants over the hill.
What did Tarzan say when he saw a herd of elephants wearing sunglasses coming over the hill?
Nothing, he didn’t recognise them.
How many elephants can you fit in a Mini Minor?
Five – two in the back, two in the front and one in the boot.
How do you fit an elephant in your fridge?
You open the door, put in the elephant, then close the door.
Okay, really, that’s enough. Stop it now. Enough with the elephant jokes. And what’s with them anyway? Isn’t this supposed to be the Friday photo?
Well yes it is but this time I am using a different pic for the lead in to some of my work. We have a German exchange student staying with us from the town of Wuppertal which is near Cologne. She kindly presented us with some gifts on arrival and one was a book – Faszination Schwebebahn – celebrating the unique and somewhat famous rail system in the town.
One of the photos in the book was a snap taken in July 1950 when a baby elephant called Tuffi went for a ride. Tuffi was obviously not happy with something, or had always wanted to be Dumbo. Either way, Tuffi exited the train a tad prematurely.
Luckily Tuffi landed in the Wupper river and survived – cured of his desire to join the troupe over at Disney. Tuffi died in 1989 at the ripe old age of 43.
Click on the pic below to see this week’s Friday photos – which are NOT of elephants.
PS: “Do they have elephants in Mongolia?” he asks knowing the answer but wanting to see if he can get a visitor to hos blog from Ulaan Bator or anywhere else in Mongolia. Shameless.