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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complaine
d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
it to the contestant s home in Texas. (en.wikipedia.org)
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago

Wood for sheep?


Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago
Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f
rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago
http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv
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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.
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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day

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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them
you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,
no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.
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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago
You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...
or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.
I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*
I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."

There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over
the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market
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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago
Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.
Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago

You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago
I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s
ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und
erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures
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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000
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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*
Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US
D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago
Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now
TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right
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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago
Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago


source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago
What is your source on that?
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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago
Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago
gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago
happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
What happened to him in the end?
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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago
John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago
Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago
Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou
s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?
In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.
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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago


Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.
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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source
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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago
I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?
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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago
I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.
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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago
What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are
a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.
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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa

rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.


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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago
Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.
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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago
Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago
Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago
This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago
You're right, there's no way he thought of that.
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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.
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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago
Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?
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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago
Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.

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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi
shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make
up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.
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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago
Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago
Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago
I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.
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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)
http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago
My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di
ck.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.
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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.

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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago
What big ears you have.
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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago
Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*
A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago
You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.
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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago
My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...
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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago
You found Osama?
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago
No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago
That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.

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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread
[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago
Thanks Obama.
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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you
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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago
Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
Yeah, he and 72 virgins.
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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago
not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago
No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago
Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.
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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago
I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"
God bless you.
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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago

Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.


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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.
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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago
God's work, son.
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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.
scan it again before you bounce.
it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago
80% of reddit is content from reddit.
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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.
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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago
/r/hipster all the way. we get it.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago
It is, but people get all pissy anyway.
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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post
ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.
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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?
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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.

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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy
had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?
So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago
So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago
Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago
They're playing that elephant song
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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago
I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago
Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago
Beyond Belief is the BEST!
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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago
?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was
being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve

r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr
oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch
:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh
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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story
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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago
No it's not, it's a titbit
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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!
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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.

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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!
(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago
"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"
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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"
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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!
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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what
I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago

It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."
Bond villain right there.
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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago
Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago
Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago
"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago
Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!
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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago
Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo
da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago


This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'
s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.
Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago
The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*
Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla
use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.
There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.
Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc
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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago
this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago

They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago
You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.
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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?
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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.
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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the
m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.
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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago
Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.
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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago
Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents
Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago

Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago
You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia
?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago
WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!
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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!
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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m
orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.
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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak
e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago
And what happened to the elephant, they ask
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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago
And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II
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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant

reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.


Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be
more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li
fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.
Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.
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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea
ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)
At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who
signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect
ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.
When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's
cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be
en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph
ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L
ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived

the move to PAWS in California.


Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago
#rekt
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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago
Oh, just let him have his fun.
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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago
Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago
He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.
He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo
ur pet spayed or neutered."
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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago
Everything's bigger in Texas!
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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago
Awww that comic is actually very adorable.
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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago

4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out
the man in question is from Texas.
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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago
Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.
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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago
100-400k
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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight
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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)
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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele

phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago
The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?
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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago
KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago
This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago
How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago
Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok
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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.
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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago
Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4
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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago

That elephats name was Stampy.


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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago
I'd love to meet this man.
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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!
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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago
Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago
Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.
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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago
Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.
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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago
So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?
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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!

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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago
They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.
I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.
And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!
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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?
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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago
So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.
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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.
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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...

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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago
They're playin' that song about elephants again.
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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago
I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?
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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago
THE SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
ITT: Simpsons did it.
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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
I want my Elephant!
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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago

SIMPSONS DID IT!


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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.
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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E
lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi
cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699
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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago
I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".
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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since
the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.
I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart
oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago


The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.
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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago
"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?
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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY
Sorry for the potato quality.
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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago
The price is wrong, Bob.
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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago
Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too
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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago
congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s
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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complaine
d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
it to the contestant s home in Texas. (en.wikipedia.org)
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago
Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f

rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.


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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago
http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv
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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.
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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day
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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them
you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,
no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.
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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago
You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago


I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...
or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.
I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*
I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."
There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over
the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market
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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago
Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.
Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago
I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s
ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und
erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures
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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000
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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*
Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US
D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago


Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now
TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right
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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago
Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago
source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago
What is your source on that?
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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago
Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago
gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago
happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
What happened to him in the end?
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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago
John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago


Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago
Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou
s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?
In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.
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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago
Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.
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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source
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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago
I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?
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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago
I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.

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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago
What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are
a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.
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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa
rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.
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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago
Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.
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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago
Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago
Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago
This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago
You're right, there's no way he thought of that.
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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.

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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago
Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?
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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago
Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.
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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi
shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make
up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.
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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago
Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago
Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago
I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.
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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)

http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago
My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di
ck.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.
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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.
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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago
What big ears you have.
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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago
Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*
A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago
You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.
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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago
My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...

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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago
You found Osama?
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago
No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago
That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.
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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread
[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago
Thanks Obama.
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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you
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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago
Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
Yeah, he and 72 virgins.
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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago
not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago


No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago
Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.
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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago
I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"
God bless you.
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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago
Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.
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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.
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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago
God's work, son.
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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.
scan it again before you bounce.
it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago
80% of reddit is content from reddit.
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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.
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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago
/r/hipster all the way. we get it.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago

It is, but people get all pissy anyway.


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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post
ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.
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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?
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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.
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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy
had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?
So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago
So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago
Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago
They're playing that elephant song
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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago
I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago


Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago
Beyond Belief is the BEST!
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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago
?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was
being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve
r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr
oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch
:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh
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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story

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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago
No it's not, it's a titbit
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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!
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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.
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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!
(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago
"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"
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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"
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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago

http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!
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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what
I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago
It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."
Bond villain right there.
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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago
Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago
Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago
"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago
Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!

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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago
Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo
da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago
This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'
s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.
Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago
The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*
Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla

use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.
There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.
Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc
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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago
this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago
They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago
You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.
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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?
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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.
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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the
m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.
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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago

Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.
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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago
Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents
Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago
Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago
You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia
?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago
WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!
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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!
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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m
orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.
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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak

e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago
And what happened to the elephant, they ask
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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago
And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II
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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant
reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.
Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be
more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li
fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.
Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.
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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea
ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)
At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who
signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect

ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.


When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's
cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be
en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph
ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L
ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived
the move to PAWS in California.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago
#rekt
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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago
Oh, just let him have his fun.
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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago
Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago
He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.
He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo
ur pet spayed or neutered."
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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago

Everything's bigger in Texas!


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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago
Awww that comic is actually very adorable.
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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out
the man in question is from Texas.
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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago
Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.
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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago
100-400k
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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight

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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)
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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele
phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago
The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?
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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago
KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago
This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago
How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago
Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok

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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.
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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago
Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4
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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago
That elephats name was Stampy.
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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago
I'd love to meet this man.
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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!
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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago
Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago
Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.
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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier

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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago
Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.
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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago
So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?
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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!
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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago
They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.
I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.
And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!
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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 1 point 2 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?

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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago
So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.
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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.
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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...
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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago
They're playin' that song about elephants again.
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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago
I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?
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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago
THE SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago

ITT: Simpsons did it.


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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
I want my Elephant!
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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.
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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E
lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi
cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699
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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago

I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".


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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since
the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.
I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart
oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago
The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.
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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago
"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?
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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY
Sorry for the potato quality.
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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago

The price is wrong, Bob.


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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago
Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too
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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago
congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s
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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complaine
d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
it to the contestant s home in Texas. (en.wikipedia.org)
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago

The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.


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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago
Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f
rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago
http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv
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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.
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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day
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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them
you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,

no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.
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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago
You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...
or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.
I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*
I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."
There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over
the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market
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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago
Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.
Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago
I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s
ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und

erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures


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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000
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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*
Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US
D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago
Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now
TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right
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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago
Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago
source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago
What is your source on that?
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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago
Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago


gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago
happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
What happened to him in the end?
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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago
John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago
Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago
Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou
s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?
In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.
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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago
Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.
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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source

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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago
I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?
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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago
I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.
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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago
What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are
a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.
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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa
rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.
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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago
Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.
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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago
Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago


Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago
This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago
You're right, there's no way he thought of that.
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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.
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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago
Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?
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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago
Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.
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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi
shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make
up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.
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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago


Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago
Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago
I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.
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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)
http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago
My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di
ck.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.
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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.
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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago
What big ears you have.
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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago
Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*


A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago
You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.
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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago
My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...
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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago
You found Osama?
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago
No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago
That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.
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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread
[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago
Thanks Obama.
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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you

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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago
Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
Yeah, he and 72 virgins.
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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago
not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago
No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago
Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.
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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago
I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"
God bless you.
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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago
Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.
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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.
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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago
God's work, son.
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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.

scan it again before you bounce.


it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago
80% of reddit is content from reddit.
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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.
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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago
/r/hipster all the way. we get it.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago
It is, but people get all pissy anyway.
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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post
ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.
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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?
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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.
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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy
had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?
So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago


So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago
Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago
They're playing that elephant song
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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago
I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago
Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago
Beyond Belief is the BEST!
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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago
?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was
being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve
r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr
oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch
:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh

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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story
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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago
No it's not, it's a titbit
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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!
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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.
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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!
(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago


Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago
"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"
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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"
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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!
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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what
I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago
It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."
Bond villain right there.
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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago
Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago


Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago
"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago
Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!
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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago
Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo
da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago
This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'
s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.
Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago


I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago
The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*
Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla
use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.
There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.
Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc
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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago
this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago
They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago
You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.
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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?

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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.
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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the
m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.
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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago
Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.
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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago
Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents
Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago
Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago
You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia
?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago

WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!


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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!
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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m
orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.
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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak
e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago
And what happened to the elephant, they ask
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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago
And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II
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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant
reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.
Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be
more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li
fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.

Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.


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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea
ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)
At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who
signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect
ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.
When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's
cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be
en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph
ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L
ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived
the move to PAWS in California.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago
#rekt
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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago

Oh, just let him have his fun.


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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago
Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago
He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.
He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo
ur pet spayed or neutered."
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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago
Everything's bigger in Texas!
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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 15 times, representing 0.0322% of referenc
ed xkcds.
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago
Awww that comic is actually very adorable.
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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out
the man in question is from Texas.
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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago


Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.
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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago
100-400k
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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight
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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)
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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele
phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago
The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?
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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago
KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago


Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago
This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago
How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago
Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok
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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.
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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago
Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4
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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago
That elephats name was Stampy.
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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago
I'd love to meet this man.
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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!

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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago
Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago
Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.
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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago
Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.
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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago
So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?
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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!
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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago
They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.
I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.
And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!

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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 1 point 2 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 17 times, representing 0.0365% of referenc
ed xkcds.
xkcd.com | xkcd sub | Problems/Bugs? | Statistics | Stop Replying | Delete
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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?
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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago
So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.
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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.
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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...
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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago
They're playin' that song about elephants again.
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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago
I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago


Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?
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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago
THE SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
ITT: Simpsons did it.
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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
I want my Elephant!
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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.
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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E

lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi
cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699
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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago
I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".
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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since
the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.
I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart
oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago
The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.
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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago
"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago

Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...


People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?
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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY
Sorry for the potato quality.
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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago
The price is wrong, Bob.
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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago
Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too
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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago
congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s
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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complaine
d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago

I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes


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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago
Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f
rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago
http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv
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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.

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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day
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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them
you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,
no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.
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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago
You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...
or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.
I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*


I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."
There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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[ ]RedditCatFacts 29 points 2 hours ago
Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over
the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market
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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago
Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.

Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago
I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s
ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und
erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures
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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000
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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*
Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US
D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago
Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now
TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right
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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago


Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago
source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago
What is your source on that?
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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago
Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago
gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago
happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
What happened to him in the end?
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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago
John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago
Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago
Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou
s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?

In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.


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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago
Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.
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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source
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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago
I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?
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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago
I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.
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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago
What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are
a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.

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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa
rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.
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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago
Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.
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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago
Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago
Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago
This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago
You're right, there's no way he thought of that.
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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.
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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago
Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?
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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago
Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago


so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.
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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi
shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make
up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.
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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago
Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago
Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago
I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.
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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)
http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago
My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di
ck.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.

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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.
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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago
What big ears you have.
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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago
Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*
A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago
You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.
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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago
My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...
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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago
You found Osama?
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago
No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago


That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.
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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread
[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago
Thanks Obama.
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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you
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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago
Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
Yeah, he and 72 virgins.
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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago
not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago
No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago
Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.
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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago
I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"

God bless you.


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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago
Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.
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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.
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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago
God's work, son.
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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.
scan it again before you bounce.
it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago
80% of reddit is content from reddit.
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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.
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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago
/r/hipster all the way. we get it.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago
It is, but people get all pissy anyway.
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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post
ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.
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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?

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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.
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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy
had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?
So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago
So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago
Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago
They're playing that elephant song
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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago
I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago
Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago
Beyond Belief is the BEST!
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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago
?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was

being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve
r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr
oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch
:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh
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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story
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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago
No it's not, it's a titbit
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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!

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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.
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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!
(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago
"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"
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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"
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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!
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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what

I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago
It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."
Bond villain right there.
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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago
Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago
Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago
"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago
Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!
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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago
Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo
da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago

http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago
This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'
s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.
Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago
The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*
Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla
use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.
There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.
Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc
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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago


this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago
They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago
You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.
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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?
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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.
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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the
m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.
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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago
Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.
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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago
Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents

Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago
Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago
You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia
?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago
WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!
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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!
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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m
orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.
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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak
e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago
And what happened to the elephant, they ask
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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago

And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II


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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant
reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.
Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be
more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li
fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.
Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.
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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea
ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)
At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who
signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect
ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.
When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's
cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be
en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph

ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L


ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived
the move to PAWS in California.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago
#rekt
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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago
Oh, just let him have his fun.
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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago
Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago
He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.
He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo
ur pet spayed or neutered."
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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago
Everything's bigger in Texas!
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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 15 times, representing 0.0322% of referenc
ed xkcds.
xkcd.com | xkcd sub | Problems/Bugs? | Statistics | Stop Replying | Delete
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago

Awww that comic is actually very adorable.


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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out
the man in question is from Texas.
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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago
Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.
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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago
100-400k
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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight
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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)
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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago

That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele
phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago
The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?
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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago
KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago
This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago
How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago
Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok
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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.
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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago
Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4
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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago

KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!


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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago
That elephats name was Stampy.
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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago
I'd love to meet this man.
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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!
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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago
Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago
Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.
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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago
Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.
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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago

So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?


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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!
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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago
They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.
I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.
And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!
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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
xkcd
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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?
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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago
So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.
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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.

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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...
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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago
They're playin' that song about elephants again.
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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago
I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?
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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago
THE SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
ITT: Simpsons did it.
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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
I want my Elephant!
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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago

Simpson's did it.


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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.
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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E
lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi
cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699
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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago
I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".
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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since
the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.
I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart

oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago
The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.
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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago
"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?
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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY
Sorry for the potato quality.
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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago
The price is wrong, Bob.
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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago
Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too
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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago

congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s


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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complaine
d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago

Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f
rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago
http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv
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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.
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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day
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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them
you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,
no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.

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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago
You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...
or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.
I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*
I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."
There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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[ ]RedditCatFacts 29 points 2 hours ago
Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over
the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market
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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago
Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.
Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago
I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s
ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und
erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures
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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000
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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*


Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US
D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago
Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now
TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right
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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago
Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago
source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago
What is your source on that?
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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago
Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago
gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago
happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago

What happened to him in the end?


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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago
John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago
Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago
Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou
s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?
In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.
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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago
Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.
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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source
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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago
I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?

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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago
I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.
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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago
What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are
a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.
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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa
rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.
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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago
Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.
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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago
Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago
Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago
This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago


You're right, there's no way he thought of that.
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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.
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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago
Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?
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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago
Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.
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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi
shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make
up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.
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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago
Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago
Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago


I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.
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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)
http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago
My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di
ck.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.
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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.
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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago
What big ears you have.
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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago
Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*
A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago
You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.

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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago
My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...
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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago
You found Osama?
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago
No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago
That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.
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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread
[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago
Thanks Obama.
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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you
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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago
Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago

Yeah, he and 72 virgins.


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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago
not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago
No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago
Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.
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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago
I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"
God bless you.
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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago
Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.
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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.
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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago
God's work, son.
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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.
scan it again before you bounce.
it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago
80% of reddit is content from reddit.
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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.

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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago
/r/hipster all the way. we get it.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago
It is, but people get all pissy anyway.
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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post
ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.
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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?
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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.
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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy
had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?
So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago
So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago
Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago

They're playing that elephant song


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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago
I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago
Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago
Beyond Belief is the BEST!
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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago
?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was
being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve
r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr
oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch
:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh
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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago


Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story
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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago
No it's not, it's a titbit
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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!
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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.
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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!
(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago
"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"
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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"

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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!
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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what
I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago
It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."
Bond villain right there.
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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago
Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago
Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago
"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago


Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!
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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago
Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo
da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago
This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'
s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.
Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago
The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.

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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*
Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla
use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.
There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.
Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc
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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago
this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago
They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago
You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.
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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?
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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.
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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the

m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.
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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago
Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.
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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago
Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents
Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago
Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago
You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia
?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago
WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!
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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!
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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m

orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.
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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak
e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago
And what happened to the elephant, they ask
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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago
And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II
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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant
reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.
Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be
more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li
fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.
Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.
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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea
ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)

At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who
signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect
ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.
When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's
cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be
en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph
ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L
ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived
the move to PAWS in California.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago
#rekt
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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago
Oh, just let him have his fun.
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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago
Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago

He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.


He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo
ur pet spayed or neutered."
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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago
Everything's bigger in Texas!
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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 15 times, representing 0.0322% of referenc
ed xkcds.
xkcd.com | xkcd sub | Problems/Bugs? | Statistics | Stop Replying | Delete
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago
Awww that comic is actually very adorable.
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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out
the man in question is from Texas.
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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago
Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.
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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago


100-400k
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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight
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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)
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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele
phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago
The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?
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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago
KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago
This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago

How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago
Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok
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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.
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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago
Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4
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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago
That elephats name was Stampy.
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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago
I'd love to meet this man.
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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!
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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago
Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago

Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.
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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago
Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.
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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago
So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?
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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!
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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago
They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.
I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.
And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!
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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 1 point 2 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 17 times, representing 0.0365% of referenc

ed xkcds.
xkcd.com | xkcd sub | Problems/Bugs? | Statistics | Stop Replying | Delete
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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?
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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago
So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.
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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.
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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...
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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago
They're playin' that song about elephants again.
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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago
I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?

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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago
THE SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
ITT: Simpsons did it.
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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
I want my Elephant!
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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.
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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E
lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi
cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699

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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago
I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".
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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since
the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.
I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart
oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago
The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.
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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago
"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?
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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago


http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY
Sorry for the potato quality.
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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago
The price is wrong, Bob.
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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago
Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too
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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago
congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s
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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complaine
d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
it to the contestant s home in Texas. (en.wikipedia.org)
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.

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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago
Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f
rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago
http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv
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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.
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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day
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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them

you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,
no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.
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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago
You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...
or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.
I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*
I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."
There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over
the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market
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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago
Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.
Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago


I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s
ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und
erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures
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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000
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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*
Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US
D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago
Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now
TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right
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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago
Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago
source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago

What is your source on that?


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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago
Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago
gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago
happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
What happened to him in the end?
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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago
John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago
Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago
Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou
s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?
In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.
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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago
Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.

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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source
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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago
I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?
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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago
I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.
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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago
What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are
a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.
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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa
rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.
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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago

Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.


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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago
Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago
Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago
This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago
You're right, there's no way he thought of that.
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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.
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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago
Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?
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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago
Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.
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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi

shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make
up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.
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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago
Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago
Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago
I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.
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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)
http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago
My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di
ck.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.
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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.
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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago

What big ears you have.


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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago
Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*
A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago
You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.
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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago
My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...
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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago
You found Osama?
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago
No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago
That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.
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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread

[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago


Thanks Obama.
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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you
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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago
Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
Yeah, he and 72 virgins.
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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago
not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago
No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago
Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.
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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago
I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"
God bless you.
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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago
Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.
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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.

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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago
God's work, son.
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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.
scan it again before you bounce.
it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago
80% of reddit is content from reddit.
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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.
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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago
/r/hipster all the way. we get it.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago
It is, but people get all pissy anyway.
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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post
ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.
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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?
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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.
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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy

had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?
So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago
So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago
Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago
They're playing that elephant song
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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago
I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago
Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago
Beyond Belief is the BEST!
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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago
?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was
being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve
r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr

oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch
:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh
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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story
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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago
No it's not, it's a titbit
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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!
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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.
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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago


And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!
(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago
"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"
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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"
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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!
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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what
I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago
It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."

Bond villain right there.


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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago
Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago
Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago
"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago
Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!
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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago
Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo
da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago
This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'

s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.


Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago
The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*
Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla
use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.
There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.
Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc
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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago
this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago
They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago


You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.
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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?
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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.
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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the
m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.
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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago
Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.
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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago
Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents
Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago
Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago


You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia
?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago
WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!
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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!
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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m
orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.
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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak
e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago
And what happened to the elephant, they ask
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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago
And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II
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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant
reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.
Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be

more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li
fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.
Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.
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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea
ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)
At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who
signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect
ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.
When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's
cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be
en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph
ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L
ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived
the move to PAWS in California.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago


#rekt
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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago
Oh, just let him have his fun.
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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago
Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago
He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.
He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo
ur pet spayed or neutered."
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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago
Everything's bigger in Texas!
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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 15 times, representing 0.0322% of referenc
ed xkcds.
xkcd.com | xkcd sub | Problems/Bugs? | Statistics | Stop Replying | Delete
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago
Awww that comic is actually very adorable.
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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out

the man in question is from Texas.


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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago
Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.
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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago
100-400k
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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight
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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)
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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele
phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago

The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?


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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago
KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago
This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago
How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago
Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok
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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.
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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago
Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4
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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago
That elephats name was Stampy.
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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago


I'd love to meet this man.
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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!
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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago
Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago
Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.
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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago
Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.
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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago
So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?
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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!
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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago


They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.
I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.
And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!
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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 1 point 2 hours ago
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Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?
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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago
So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.
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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.
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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...
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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago

They're playin' that song about elephants again.


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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago
I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?
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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago
THE SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
ITT: Simpsons did it.
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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
I want my Elephant!
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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago


The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.
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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E
lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi
cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699
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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago
I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".
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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since
the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.
I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart
oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago
The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.

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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago
"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?
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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY
Sorry for the potato quality.
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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago
The price is wrong, Bob.
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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago
Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too
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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago
congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s
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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago
Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f
rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago


http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv
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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.
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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day
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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them
you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,
no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.
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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago
You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago


But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...
or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.
I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*
I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."
There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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[ ]RedditCatFacts 29 points 2 hours ago
Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over
the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market

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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago
Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.
Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago
I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s
ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und
erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures
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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000
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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*
Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US
D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago
Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now


TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right
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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago
Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago
source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago
What is your source on that?
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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago
Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago
gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago
happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
What happened to him in the end?
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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago
John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago
Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago


Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou
s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?
In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.
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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago
Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.
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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source
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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago
I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?
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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago
I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.
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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago

What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are
a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.
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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa
rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.
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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago
Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.
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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago
Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago
Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago
This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago
You're right, there's no way he thought of that.
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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.
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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago

Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?


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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago
Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.
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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi
shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make
up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.
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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago
Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago
Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago
I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.
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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)
http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago

My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di


ck.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.
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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.
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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago
What big ears you have.
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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago
Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*
A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago
You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.
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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago
My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...
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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago

You found Osama?


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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago
No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago
That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.
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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread
[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago
Thanks Obama.
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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you
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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago
Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
Yeah, he and 72 virgins.
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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago
not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago
No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago

Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.


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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago
I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"
God bless you.
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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago
Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.
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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.
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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago
God's work, son.
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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.
scan it again before you bounce.
it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago
80% of reddit is content from reddit.
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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.
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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago
/r/hipster all the way. we get it.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago
It is, but people get all pissy anyway.
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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post

ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.
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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?
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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.
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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy
had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?
So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago
So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago
Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago
They're playing that elephant song
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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago
I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago
Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago

Beyond Belief is the BEST!


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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago
?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was
being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve
r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr
oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch
:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh
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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story
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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago


No it's not, it's a titbit
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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!
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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.
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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!
(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago
"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"
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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"
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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago


Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!
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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what
I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago
It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."
Bond villain right there.
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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago
Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago
Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago
"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago
Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!
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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago


Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo
da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago
This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'
s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.
Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago
The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*
Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla
use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.

There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.


Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc
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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago
this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago
They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago
You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.
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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?
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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.
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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the
m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.
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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago
Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.

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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago
Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents
Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago
Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago
You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia
?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago
WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!
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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!
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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m
orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.
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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak
e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago


And what happened to the elephant, they ask
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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago
And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II
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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant
reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.
Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be
more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li
fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.
Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.
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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea
ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)
At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who
signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect
ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.
When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's

cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be
en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph
ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L
ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived
the move to PAWS in California.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago
#rekt
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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago
Oh, just let him have his fun.
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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago
Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago
He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.
He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo
ur pet spayed or neutered."
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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago
Everything's bigger in Texas!
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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall

Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago
Awww that comic is actually very adorable.
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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out
the man in question is from Texas.
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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago
Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.
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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago
100-400k
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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight
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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago


Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)
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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele
phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago
The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?
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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago
KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago
This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago
How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago
Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok
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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.

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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago
Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4
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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago
That elephats name was Stampy.
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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago
I'd love to meet this man.
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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!
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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago
Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago
Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.
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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago


Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.
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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago
So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?
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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!
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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago
They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.
I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.
And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!
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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 1 point 2 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 17 times, representing 0.0365% of referenc
ed xkcds.
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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?
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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago

So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.
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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.
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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...
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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago
They're playin' that song about elephants again.
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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago
I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?
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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago
THE SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
ITT: Simpsons did it.
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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago


I want my Elephant!
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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.
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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E
lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi
cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699
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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago
I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".
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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since

the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.
I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart
oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago
The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.
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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago
"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?
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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY
Sorry for the potato quality.
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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago
The price is wrong, Bob.
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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago


Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too
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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago
congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s
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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complaine
d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago
Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago


And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f
rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago
http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv
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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.
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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day
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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them
you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,
no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.
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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago

You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...
or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.
I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*
I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."
There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over
the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market
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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago
Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.
Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago
I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s
ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und
erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures
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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000
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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*
Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US

D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago
Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now
TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right
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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago
Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago
source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago
What is your source on that?
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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago
Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago
gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago
happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
What happened to him in the end?
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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago


John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago
Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago
Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou
s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?
In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.
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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago
Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.
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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source
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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago
I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?
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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago

I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.
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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago
What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are
a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.
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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa
rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.
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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago
Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.
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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago
Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago
Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago
This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago
You're right, there's no way he thought of that.

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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.
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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago
Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?
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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago
Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.
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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi
shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make
up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.
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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago
Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago
Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago
I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.

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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)
http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago
My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di
ck.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.
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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.
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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago
What big ears you have.
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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago
Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*
A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago
You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.
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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago

My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...
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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago
You found Osama?
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago
No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago
That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.
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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread
[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago
Thanks Obama.
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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you
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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago
Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
Yeah, he and 72 virgins.
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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago


not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago
No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago
Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.
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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago
I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"
God bless you.
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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago
Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.
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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.
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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago
God's work, son.
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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.
scan it again before you bounce.
it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago
80% of reddit is content from reddit.
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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.
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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago

/r/hipster all the way. we get it.


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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago
It is, but people get all pissy anyway.
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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post
ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.
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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?
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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.
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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy
had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?
So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago
So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago
Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago
They're playing that elephant song
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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago


I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago
Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago
Beyond Belief is the BEST!
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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago
?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was
being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve
r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr
oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch
:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh
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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!

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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story
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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago
No it's not, it's a titbit
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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!
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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.
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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!
(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago
"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"
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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"
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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago

Hey! They're playing the elephant song.


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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!
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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what
I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago
It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."
Bond villain right there.
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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago
Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago
Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago
"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago
Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon

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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!
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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago
Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo
da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago
This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'
s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.
Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago
The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*

Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla
use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.
There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.
Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc
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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago
this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago
They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago
You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.
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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?
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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.
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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the
m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.

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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago
Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.
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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago
Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents
Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago
Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago
You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia
?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago
WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!
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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!
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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m
orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.

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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak
e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago
And what happened to the elephant, they ask
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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago
And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II
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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant
reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.
Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be
more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li
fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.
Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.
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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea
ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)
At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who

signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect
ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.
When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's
cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be
en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph
ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L
ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived
the move to PAWS in California.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago
#rekt
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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago
Oh, just let him have his fun.
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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago
Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago
He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.
He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo

ur pet spayed or neutered."


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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago
Everything's bigger in Texas!
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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 15 times, representing 0.0322% of referenc
ed xkcds.
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago
Awww that comic is actually very adorable.
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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out
the man in question is from Texas.
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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago
Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.
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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago
100-400k

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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight
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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)
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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele
phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago
The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?
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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago
KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago
This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago
How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago


Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok
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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.
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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago
Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4
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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago
That elephats name was Stampy.
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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago
I'd love to meet this man.
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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!
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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago
Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago
Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.

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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago
Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.
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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago
So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?
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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!
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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago
They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.
I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.
And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!
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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 1 point 2 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 17 times, representing 0.0365% of referenc
ed xkcds.
xkcd.com | xkcd sub | Problems/Bugs? | Statistics | Stop Replying | Delete

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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?
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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago
So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.
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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.
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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...
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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago
They're playin' that song about elephants again.
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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago
I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?
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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago

THE SIMPSONS DID IT!


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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
ITT: Simpsons did it.
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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
I want my Elephant!
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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.
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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E
lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi
cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699
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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago

Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago
I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".
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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since
the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.
I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart
oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago
The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.
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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago
"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?
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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY

Sorry for the potato quality.


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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago
The price is wrong, Bob.
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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago
Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too
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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago
congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s
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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complaine
d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
it to the contestant s home in Texas. (en.wikipedia.org)
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago

Just get a port and trade them


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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago
Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f
rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago
http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv
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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.
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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day
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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them
you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.

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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,
no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.
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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago
You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...
or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.
I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*
I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."
There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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[ ]RedditCatFacts 29 points 2 hours ago
Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over

the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market
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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago
Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.
Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago
I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s

ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und
erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures
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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000
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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*
Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US
D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago
Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now
TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right
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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago
Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago
source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago
What is your source on that?
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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago


Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago
gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago
happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
What happened to him in the end?
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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago
John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago
Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago
Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou
s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?
In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.
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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago
Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.
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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago

He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source
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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago
I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?
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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago
I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.
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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago
What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are
a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.
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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa
rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.
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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago
Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.
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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago


Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago
Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago
This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago
You're right, there's no way he thought of that.
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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.
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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago
Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?
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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago
Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.
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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi
shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make

up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.


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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago
Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago
Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago
I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.
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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)
http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago
My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di
ck.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.
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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.
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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago
What big ears you have.
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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago


Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*
A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago
You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.
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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago
My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...
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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago
You found Osama?
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago
No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago
That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.
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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread
[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago
Thanks Obama.

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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you
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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago
Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
Yeah, he and 72 virgins.
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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago
not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago
No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago
Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.
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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago
I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"
God bless you.
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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago
Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.
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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.
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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago

God's work, son.


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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.
scan it again before you bounce.
it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago
80% of reddit is content from reddit.
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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.
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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago
/r/hipster all the way. we get it.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago
It is, but people get all pissy anyway.
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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post
ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.
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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?
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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.
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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy
had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?

So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago
So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago
Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago
They're playing that elephant song
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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago
I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago
Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago
Beyond Belief is the BEST!
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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago
?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was
being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve
r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr
oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch

:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh
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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story
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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago
No it's not, it's a titbit
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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!
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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.
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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!

(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago
"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"
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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"
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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!
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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what
I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago
It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."
Bond villain right there.
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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago


Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago
Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago
"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago
Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!
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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago
Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo
da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago
This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'
s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.
Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.

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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago
The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*
Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla
use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.
There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.
Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc
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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago
this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago
They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago
You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.

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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?
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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.
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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the
m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.
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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago
Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.
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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago
Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents
Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago
Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago
You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia

?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago
WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!
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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!
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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m
orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.
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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak
e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago
And what happened to the elephant, they ask
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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago
And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II
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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant
reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.
Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be
more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li

fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.
Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.
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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea
ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)
At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who
signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect
ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.
When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's
cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be
en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph
ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L
ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived
the move to PAWS in California.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago
#rekt

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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago
Oh, just let him have his fun.
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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago
Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago
He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.
He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo
ur pet spayed or neutered."
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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago
Everything's bigger in Texas!
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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago
Awww that comic is actually very adorable.
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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out
the man in question is from Texas.
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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago


Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago
Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.
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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago
100-400k
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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight
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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)
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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele
phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago
The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?
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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago


KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago
This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago
How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago
Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok
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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.
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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago
Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4
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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago
That elephats name was Stampy.
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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago
I'd love to meet this man.

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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!
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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago
Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago
Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.
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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago
Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.
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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago
So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?
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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!
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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago
They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.

I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.


And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!
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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 1 point 2 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 17 times, representing 0.0365% of referenc
ed xkcds.
xkcd.com | xkcd sub | Problems/Bugs? | Statistics | Stop Replying | Delete
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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?
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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago
So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.
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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.
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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...
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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago
They're playin' that song about elephants again.
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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago


I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?
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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago
THE SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
ITT: Simpsons did it.
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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
I want my Elephant!
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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.

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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E
lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi
cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699
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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago
I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".
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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since
the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.
I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart
oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago
The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.
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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago

"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?
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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY
Sorry for the potato quality.
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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago
The price is wrong, Bob.
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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago
Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too
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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago
congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s
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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complaine
d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago

They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.


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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago
Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f
rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago
http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv

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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.
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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day
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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them
you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,
no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.
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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago
You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...

or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.


I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*
I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."
There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over
the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market
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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago

Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.
Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago
I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s
ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und
erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures
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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000
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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*
Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US
D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago
Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now
TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right

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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago
Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago
source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago
What is your source on that?
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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago
Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago
gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago
happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
What happened to him in the end?
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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago
John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago
Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago
Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou

s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?
In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.
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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago
Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.
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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source
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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago
I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?
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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago
I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.
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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago
What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are

a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.
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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa
rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.
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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago
Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.
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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago
Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago
Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago
This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago
You're right, there's no way he thought of that.
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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.
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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago
Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?
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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago


Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.
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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi
shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make
up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.
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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago
Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago
Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago
I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.
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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)
http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago
My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di
ck.

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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.
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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.
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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago
What big ears you have.
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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago
Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*
A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago
You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.
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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago
My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...
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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago
You found Osama?
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago


No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago
That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.
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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread
[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago
Thanks Obama.
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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you
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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago
Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
Yeah, he and 72 virgins.
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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago
not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago
No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago
Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.
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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago


I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"
God bless you.
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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago
Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.
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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.
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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago
God's work, son.
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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.
scan it again before you bounce.
it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago
80% of reddit is content from reddit.
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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.
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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago
/r/hipster all the way. we get it.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago
It is, but people get all pissy anyway.
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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post
ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.

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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?
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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.
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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy
had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?
So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago
So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago
Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago
They're playing that elephant song
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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago
I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago
Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago
Beyond Belief is the BEST!
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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago


?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was
being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve
r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr
oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch
:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh
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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story
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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago
No it's not, it's a titbit

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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!
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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.
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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!
(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago
"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"
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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"
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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!

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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what
I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago
It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."
Bond villain right there.
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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago
Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago
Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago
"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago
Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!
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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago
Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo

da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago
This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'
s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.
Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago
The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*
Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla
use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.
There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.
Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc

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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago
this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago
They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago
You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.
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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?
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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.
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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the
m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.
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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago
Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.
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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago

Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents
Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago
Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago
You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia
?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago
WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!
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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!
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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m
orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.
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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak
e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago
And what happened to the elephant, they ask

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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago
And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II
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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant
reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.
Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be
more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li
fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.
Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.
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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea
ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)
At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who
signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect
ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.
When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's
cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be

en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph
ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L
ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived
the move to PAWS in California.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago
#rekt
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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago
Oh, just let him have his fun.
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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago
Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago
He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.
He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo
ur pet spayed or neutered."
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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago
Everything's bigger in Texas!
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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.

Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 15 times, representing 0.0322% of referenc
ed xkcds.
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago
Awww that comic is actually very adorable.
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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out
the man in question is from Texas.
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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago
Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.
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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago
100-400k
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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight
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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)

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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele
phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago
The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?
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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago
KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago
This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago
How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago
Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok
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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.
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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago

Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4


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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago
That elephats name was Stampy.
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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago
I'd love to meet this man.
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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!
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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago
Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago
Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.
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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago
Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.

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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago
So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?
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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!
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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago
They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.
I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.
And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!
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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 1 point 2 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 17 times, representing 0.0365% of referenc
ed xkcds.
xkcd.com | xkcd sub | Problems/Bugs? | Statistics | Stop Replying | Delete
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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?
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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago
So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.

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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.
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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...
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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago
They're playin' that song about elephants again.
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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago
I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?
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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago
THE SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
ITT: Simpsons did it.
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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
I want my Elephant!

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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.
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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E
lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi
cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699
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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago
I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".
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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since
the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.

I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart
oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago
The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.
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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago
"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?
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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY
Sorry for the potato quality.
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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago
The price is wrong, Bob.
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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago
Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too

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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago
congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s
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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complaine
d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
it to the contestant s home in Texas. (en.wikipedia.org)
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago
Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.
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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago


Only if you build a market!
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[ ]it_burns_69 [score hidden] 49 minutes ago
Here ye here ye
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[ ]FormicaArchonis [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
And then you get the one guy who phrases his trades backwards and wind up tradin
g a sheep for a sheep.
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[ ]shadow_fox09 26 points 3 hours ago
In Latvia man with bag potatoes are King. But is no king. Only politburo steal f
rom King. Make he no more King. Such is Latvian life.
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 2 hours ago
That's kinda depressing.
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[ ]popguy 10 points 2 hours ago
/r/latvianjokes
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[ ]AndoDaan 7 points 1 hour ago
http://i.imgur.com/rxBKC6L.gifv
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[ ]Nimara 2 points 3 hours ago
With the economy recently, that'll be 4 rubles and a sack of sprouting potatoes.
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[ ]Varzoth 10 points 2 hours ago
I'll take just the potatoes, rubles are probably worth negative money by now.
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[ ]i_saw_the_leprechaun -1 points 2 hours ago
I'll give you American money.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 26 points 3 hours ago
Dammit, I knew I should have invested in elephants back in the day
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[ ]rkiga 30 points 2 hours ago
$4000 in 1958 money adjusted for inflation would be $32k today. If you invested
in elephants you would have had 3-12x as much. You missed out on the sweet eleph
ant gravy train. YOU FOOL!
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 19 points 1 hour ago
Well the ones from 1958 would be dead today but if you were smart and breed them
you could easily be sitting on 20 or 30 phants at 100k a pop. I'd say that's a
nice little chunk of change.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
Smart peoplez be breedin dem phantz.
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[ ]PM_ME_ANYTHING_UWANT 2 points 1 hour ago
true, but you would also have had to manually artificially inseminate elephants,
no thank you.
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 37 minutes ago
When did we become so obsessed with sticking animal jizz up inside their ladies?
Let them just have sex.
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[ ]superatheist95 [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
You think elephant sex goes right 100% of the time?
Just inseminate it and save the risk of losing an elephant or thousands in vet b
ills.

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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 7 points 2 hours ago
Well.
Not the 25~100x I was expecting, but hot damn.
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[ ]mdk_777 9 points 1 hour ago
You gotta factor in the elephant food and care for 54 years though, I'm no exper
t, but they probably eat a lot.
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[ ]LordPadre [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
Nah, just a few peanuts here and there
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[ ]Mcquiz [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
I'm no expert but a biology student and I can say that taking care of an elephan
t costs a shitload of money.
Note: A shitload is not an official measurement for currency.
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[ ]ManwhoreB 1 point 2 hours ago
Mmmmm, elephant gravy
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[ ]AdamWestses [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
But then you'd have to worry about your neighbor's kids going after the ivory...
or you could become the elephant equivalent of Willy Wonka.
I need to go to bed.
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[ ]reginaldtato 12 points 4 hours ago
But what an investment.
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[ ]Asmor 19 points 2 hours ago*
I'd imagine that elephants are fairly worthless today. The international zoo sys
tem doesn't buy or sell animals. They have a sort of not-quite-bartering system
where they'll give animals away with no strings attached, but there's kind of a
karma system where you expect, "Oh, I gave away an elephant, maybe someone can h
elp me find this leopard I need for my big cats exhibit."
There might be some sort of black market for elephants... but I have trouble pic
turing how some random American could get involved with that in the first place,
never mind how he'd actually pull the transaction off without someone figuring
out what was going on.
No idea how circuses work, though. I guess maybe a circuses would buy one? That
seems illegal, though.
EDIT: Last line was about circuses, not zoos... woops
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[ ]RedditCatFacts 29 points 2 hours ago
Female cats are "polyestrous," which means they may have many heat periods over
the course of a year. A heat period lasts about 4 to 7 days if the female is bre
d; if she is not, the heat period lasts longer and recurs at regular intervals.
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[ ]Asmor 11 points 2 hours ago
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
Was the elephants name Stampy?
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
Worthless..? I imagine those tusk will easily fetch 20k each on some Chinese bla
ck market
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[ ]Myrkull 1 point 1 hour ago
Tusks dude. You don't need to sell an elephant when you can just sell its tusks.
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[ ]Asmor 1 point 1 hour ago
Ok.
Poof. You've got an elephant. Also, you suffer a sudden lack of conscience and h
ave no remorse about cutting the elephant's tusks off and selling them.
Now, given that a random person winning an elephant is pretty bizarre, you're un
der a lot of scrutiny. Selling ivory is illegal, and also pretty frowned upon by
the general public. You live in America. Camera phones and twitter exist.
How do you sell the tusks without anyone knowing you sold the tusks?
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[ ]Paddy_Tanninger [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
You threaten to take their tusks too if they say a word about it! Tooth fairy pa
ys a no-joke amount for human ivory.
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[ ]Churba 1 point 1 hour ago
Zoos don't buy them, at least, not anymore. It used to encourage some pretty nas
ty behavior. There's a really interesting Planet Money episode about it, in fact
.
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[ ]Asmor 2 points 1 hour ago
I actually meant circuses in the last line, not zoos. Woops. >_> Kind of silly s
ince I started my post off by talking about the system zoos use.
That episode of Planet Money was pretty great.
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[ ]updrop111 1 point 1 hour ago
I just started glancing through a book on google books called - Animal Underworl
d: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species. Its sleazy and und
erhand as f#ck, which is appalling for the poor creatures
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[ ]straighttothetop 1 point 1 hour ago
Yes I doubt they would have done it if the cost was astronomically disparate.
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[ ]unpopularopiniondude 1 point 1 hour ago
A small part of its tusk alone with fetch 4k
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[ ]luke_in_the_sky [score hidden] 2 minutes ago
The ivory alone could worth more than $4,000

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[ ]kaiwen1 6 points 2 hours ago
Source?
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[ ]lusty_zebra 4 points 1 hour ago*
Way off the mark. "High end" elephants in India go for at most ?1B INR ($150K US
D). Less presentable ones go for considerably less, in the $10K - $15K USD range
.
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[ ]MacDizzle [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
African Elephants are much more expensive
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[ ]ReanimationSensation 1 point 1 hour ago
Maybe in food costs per year....
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[ ]Socky_McPuppet [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
New, sure. But I'm pretty sure you could pick up a used, high-mileage, basic ele
phant for $4,000.
Even less if you can find one at a police auction.
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[ ]0nel0c0 [score hidden] just now
TIL - The Simpsons watched the original Price is Right
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[ ]eye_sick 153 points 9 hours ago
It must be expensive to own an elephant. Even if it's a free elephant. But, hey,
what's a better way to get a girl to come home with you than to say, "I own an
elephant. What to see?"
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[ ]gameshowutopia 515 points 8 hours ago
Actually, the guy's logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. H
e owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an ele
phant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.
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[ ]AnUnfriendlyCanadian 190 points 6 hours ago
source:me
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[ ]iPlunder 89 points 4 hours ago
Fun fact, you can still catch plagiarism charges for citing your own work improp
erly.
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[ ]TackleballShootyhoop 43 points 3 hours ago
What is your source on that?
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[ ]PM_ME_YOUR_BUTTS_YO 55 points 3 hours ago
Himself
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[ ]Whoseisreddit 3 points 1 hour ago
I think he plagiarized it.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 32 minutes ago
gasps fill the room
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[ ]frame_of_mind -2 points 2 hours ago
His penis.
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[ ]knownaim 7 points 3 hours ago
His source is /r/shittyaskalawyer
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[ ]popguy 7 points 2 hours ago

happened to my buddy in his final year aero eng project, he plagiarized his proj
ect from the year before, was a way bigger shitstorm than I thought.
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[ ]Zapdos678 [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
What happened to him in the end?
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[ ]w00t4me 1 point 2 hours ago
John Fogerty was sued for copying his own song. However, according to the Articl
e this was the only case in which this has ever happened.
http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/when-john-fogerty-was-sued-for-plagiarizing-h
imself/
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 2 hours ago
Who would press the charges? I guess maybe your publisher?
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[ ]Hoobleton 4 points 1 hour ago
Plagiarism is different to copyright infringement. You can be subject to academi
c sanctions (which your institution, usually university, would bring) even if no
one's going to bring a civil suit.
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[ ]YM_Industries 1 point 1 hour ago
Oh yeah. I think the word charges through me off a bit, that seems really obviou
s in hindsight.
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 2 points 2 hours ago
Plagiarism charges? Do you live in an alternate universe run by high school teac
hers, where plagiarism is actually a crime? Is note-passing punishable by 5-10 y
ears of time-out?
In the real world it is a moral infraction, not a legal one.
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[ ]Stealthy_Lehninger 4 points 1 hour ago
That may be so, but when the paper you've just written is rejected because you a
ccidentally plagiarised yourself that fact is little comfort.
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[ ]BrotherChe 2 points 1 hour ago
Perhaps not directly, but it is certainly tied to various other crimes.
http://blogs.findlaw.com/law_and_life/2014/08/plagiarism-5-potential-legal-conse
quences.html
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[ ]Manny_Kant 1 point 2 hours ago
a moral infraction
A questionable one, at that.
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[ ]Zarmazarma [score hidden] 24 minutes ago
He might mean charges for violating copyright or something similar. More likely,
he's just referring to the severe repercussions that accompany plagiarism in th
e academic world.
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[ ]Just_Idling[??] 8 points 4 hours ago
The best source
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[ ]President-Jeb-Bush 0 points 4 hours ago
My favorite thing in the world is citing myself. I get a great pleasure out of i
t :-)
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[ ]Varzoth 2 points 2 hours ago
It's such a time saver too. I must write a book at some point on my subject area
then I just just cite nothing but my own book. ez life.
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[ ]yetkwai 21 points 4 hours ago

I don't understand this. Couldn't he use cow manure as fertilizer? Does Elephant
manure work that much better?
I know Elephant manure works better for growing a certain kind of mushrooms... A
re we sure he wasn't growing something special in his "cow pasture"?
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[ ]TheRoadHome 12 points 3 hours ago
I used to paintball at a course we set up in a free range pasture. The one rule
that everyone had to go by was posted by the property owner on a large sign near
the entrance. "If it grows on the piles, IT'S MINE!"
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[ ]Juno0 1 point 1 hour ago
They have mines in paintball now? Cool.
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[ ]LookOutForTheWam 0 points 1 hour ago
Pretty sure it's a reference to how magic mushrooms come from a cow's dung.
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[ ]Baridbelmedar 34 points 6 hours ago
That's incredibly cool, keep doing what you're doing man!
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[ ]MasterCD0 16 points 4 hours ago
What area of Texas was he in? I remember passing by some guys house all the time
as a kid and he had like 3 or 4 elephants in his yard. Was it in the Conroe are
a?
Edit: Probably a different guy now that I think about it. Unless he got more tha
n the one he won.
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[ ]BleepBloopComputer 29 points 4 hours ago
The first one's always the hardest.
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[ ]HyooMyron 49 points 3 hours ago
the gateway elephant
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[ ]ElectroKitten 1 point 1 hour ago
It's a mess. You get an elephant and before you can even blink there are 3 leopa
rds, a blue whale and 23 exotic bugs in your garden.
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[ ]malvoliosf 13 points 4 hours ago
I'm guessing there is a reasonably large fixed cost associated with elephant own
ership. Once you have one, the second one probably only costs 70% more per month
to own.
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[ ]funfwf 6 points 2 hours ago
Just go to Moe's Tavern for free peanuts.
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[ ]WineLover211 [score hidden] 1 minute ago
Where by conroe are there elephants?
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 2 points 2 hours ago
Did said elephant live a long life?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 5 points 2 hours ago
Didn't research that far. My source was a TV Guide article from very shortly aft
er it happened.
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[ ]PM_ME_TITS_MLADY 1 point 2 hours ago
Ah, oh well. Thanks anyway!
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[ ]Jpgesus 3 points 6 hours ago
You're my hero.
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[ ]phjorg 2 points 3 hours ago


This makes fuck all sense when you could raise farm animals that have actual val
ue from the feed input and still get the same fertilizer output.
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[ ]Arrow4567 1 point 1 hour ago
You're right, there's no way he thought of that.
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[ ]TheMeiguoren 1 point 1 hour ago
You get a lot more dung from a free elephant than $4000 of cows.
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[ ]Lotfa 2 points 3 hours ago
That's really cool.
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[ ]DiamondKiwi 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's damn kindle version!?
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[ ]gameshowutopia 3 points 2 hours ago
Damn Kindle version!
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[ ]miparasito 1 point 1 hour ago
Thank you! Now where's the non-damned Kindle version!?
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[ ]NeatAnecdoteBrother 2 points 2 hours ago
Regardless? Couldn't you resell an elephant for more than 4000 me thinks?
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[ ]Brandon658 1 point 2 hours ago
Part em out. Ivory, skull, meat, leather, tail as a feather duster, etc.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
so the guy actually kept the elephant and it lived on his farm?!
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[ ]Decoy- [score hidden] 47 minutes ago
OH FUCK!
I feel like space jam should be playing in the background right now.
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[ ]Sinai 2 points 3 hours ago
Are you sure it wasn't just because he was from Texas and he rationalized everyt
hing after the fact?
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[ ]witoldc -1 points 2 hours ago
Just because it was the guy's "logic" doesn't mean it made any sense.
No other farmer does this, even though it's possible to get elephants if they wi
shed. And many zoos end up not getting elephants or getting rid of the ones they
have because the upkeep is just too high. No amount of manure is going to make
up for that. Not to mention securing the animal.
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[ ]Brandon658 2 points 2 hours ago
Well you can use them to move pretty much anything. They're basically a living t
ractor.
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[ ]Srekcalp 32 points 2 hours ago
Don't know if you've heard the expression 'gift of a white elephant', but kings
of Siam used to give their subjects rare white elephants as surreptitious insult
s.
The animals were sacred and the gift was seen as a blessing/king's favour. But t
hey were so sacred the law stopped you from using them for work, giving it away
or just killing it. So the poor cunts who received one got bankrupted just tryin
g to feed the fucking thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant
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[ ]BishopDanced [score hidden] 3 minutes ago


Indeed. Owning an elephant is so useless and expensive that it's a metaphor for
other useless, expensive things.
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[ ]Acupofcake 7 points 9 hours ago
I feel like that line could be taken in... Different ways.
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[ ]Electric_Balls 3 points 8 hours ago
I see what you did there.
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[ ]-Badger- 5 points 3 hours ago
(nsfw)
http://i.imgur.com/cXplu5O.jpg
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[ ]thatsabargain 7 points 2 hours ago*
How is this nsfw at all?
Edit: Okay apparently the trunk is a dick, I thought the elephant was on his chi
n...
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[ ]-Badger- 3 points 2 hours ago
My boss wouldn't appreciate me looking at pictures of the base of some dude's di
ck.
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[ ]ryan2point0 [score hidden] 30 minutes ago
Tell your boss to quit being so suburban.
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[ ]h3lblad3 1 point 2 hours ago
The trunk is his penis.
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[ ]HeartwarmingLies 1 point 2 hours ago
It's a picture of someone's genitals cut off right above the fun bit.
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[ ]yellowspleen 1 point 2 hours ago
I have my suspicions.
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[ ]extraphilestrial 1 point 1 hour ago
Use your imagination... How long do you think its trunk is?
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[ ]Calamityclams 1 point 1 hour ago
I thought penis at first now I can see why it could be a chin now.
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[ ]demonquark 3 points 3 hours ago
What big ears you have.
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[ ]myheadisbumming 1 point 3 hours ago
Maybe 'I own two elephants. Want to see?'
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[ ]Quazz 1 point 1 hour ago
He could just sell the elephant. Would probably get him over 10 000 too.
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[ ]joeangler -3 points 3 hours ago*
A better way than owning an elephant?
Not:
Being an introvert, wearing thick-black framed glasses in rectangular shapes
Being frightened at putting your personality out there and melding it with other
s.
Being that weird guy in the corner that's afraid of everything. Just take a Xana
x. (Prescribed, obviously.) Also, stop listening to Taylor Swift.
But owning a penguin would get you laid.
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[ ]funfwf 2 points 2 hours ago


You're not wrong, but imagine you're already well dressed, extroverted, confiden
t etc... and you owned an elephant.
Jesus fucking fuck imagine all the pussy.
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[ ]not_a_muggle 1148 points 9 hours ago
My first thought was if that Simpsons episode was based off this and it looks li
ke it was. Neat tidbit
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[ ]OmniaII 878 points 9 hours ago
no, /u/piggydog just saw the simpsons facts post on the front page and decided t
o make this TIL post for that precious karma...
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[ ]not_a_muggle 120 points 9 hours ago
Ah well I only browse new so I hadn't seen that
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 263 points 5 hours ago
GUYS, I FOUND HIM!!! I FINALLY FOUND HIM!
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 49 points 5 hours ago
You found Osama?
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[ ]I-Will-Photoshop-It 135 points 5 hours ago
No you dingus I found the guy who browses new
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[ ]Just_like_my_wife 124 points 5 hours ago
Was it Osama?
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[ ]flamingboard 18 points 5 hours ago
That's why reddit has been going to shit.
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[ ]mischi 41 points 5 hours ago
Because people don't fucking know that Osama doesn't have reddit access in his h
ouse.
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[ ]Just_Do_It_Mate 1 point 2 hours ago
And Osama is an Arsenal fan, that's why everything went to shit.
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[ ]flamingboard -4 points 4 hours ago
He's dead.
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continue this thread
[ ]Raxios 1 point 1 hour ago
Thanks Obama.
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[ ]wtbnewsoul 1 point 3 hours ago
Just like his wife.
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[ ]corobo 1 point 1 hour ago
Dude his name is Obama what is wrong with you
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[ ]alwaysasilverlining 6 points 3 hours ago
bringo!
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[ ]maciballz 2 points 2 hours ago
/r/ExplainLikeDrbrule
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[ ]iTackleFatKids 2 points 1 hour ago
Will you photoshop it for me? It's the only way I'll be able to believe you
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[ ]Cheesemacher 3 points 3 hours ago


Osama browses new?
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[ ]Theemuts6 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
Yeah, he and 72 virgins.
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[ ]Noble_Flatulence [score hidden] 12 minutes ago
not_a_muggle
I-Will-Photoshop-It
Just_like_my_wife
Those usernames add a neat little bonus comment string.
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[ ]falconbox 1 point 1 hour ago
No, he meant that he found the Boston bomber.
WE DID IT REDDIT!
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[ ]AdonisChrist 31 points 4 hours ago
Thank you for your service.
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[ ]SelcouthBadger 17 points 3 hours ago
Oh my. A Knight of /New? I'm honored.
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[ ]OmniaII 17 points 9 hours ago
I only browse new as well...
maybe all the reddit crashes caused you to miss that one
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[ ]erokk88 32 points 8 hours ago
"I only browse new"
God bless you.
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[ ]Tuberomix 1 point 1 hour ago
Read that as "I only browse you"
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[ ]not_a_muggle 8 points 9 hours ago
Nah I just hadn't been on since this morning.
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[ ]LingFunBy 5 points 3 hours ago
why dont you let me past, gandalf :(
-balrog
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[ ]banfromallsubreddits 8 points 3 hours ago
What a brave person. You're my hero.
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[ ]grundo1561 3 points 2 hours ago
God's work, son.
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[ ]purepoenage 0 points 2 hours ago
i only browse rising, but i keep my hand in.
when you first log in, spend ten minutes on the frontpage so you know what's goi
ng on. then go into new.
scan it again before you bounce.
it'll help tremendously with staying informed.
ps: consider switching from new to rising, it's a nice compromise between the tr
ash on the front page and the trash in new.
pps: send poky.
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[ ]oh_no_a_hobo 1 point 1 hour ago
That was in /r/new right before it was on the front page.
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[ ]Pithong 26 points 5 hours ago

80% of reddit is content from reddit.


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[ ]AdonisChrist 7 points 4 hours ago
that's cool. I don't keep up with the hip subs and I rarely click on /r/all.
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[ ]Tofabyk 7 points 3 hours ago
/r/hipster all the way. we get it.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 32 points 6 hours ago
Yeah but isn't the point of TIL to post things you learned today?
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[ ]jooes 22 points 5 hours ago
It is, but people get all pissy anyway.
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[ ]Wrinklestiltskin 18 points 6 hours ago
As someone who isn't subscribed to that subreddit, I appreciate OP's cross post.
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[ ]FloaterFloater 5 points 3 hours ago
Or, you know, to spread this interesting fact around.
If this was never posted I would never be linked to that subreddit you just post
ed.
There's a lot more going on than you realize.
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[ ]Ayangar 8 points 4 hours ago
Who cares.
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[ ]RespawnerSE 0 points 3 hours ago
So this post is based off that Simpsons episode?
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[ ]cjgroveus 2 points 3 hours ago
Well, it was on Fox Hd yesterday..
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[ ]KapiTod [score hidden] 36 minutes ago
Well maybe he did just learn about this today? This is a legitimate TIL post.
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[ ]qwimjim [score hidden] 6 minutes ago
Precious worthless internet points. I don't browse that subreddit so I'm happy O
P posted it here, and since it's on the front page it looks like thousands of ot
her people are happy too. So what is the point of your post? To me posts like yo
urs are the most pointless and annoying of reddit. Who cares? Who cares if they
did it for karma? Karma is WORTHLESS. And even if it wasn't do you think that af
ter reading your post people like me would down vote OP and say "I wish that guy
had never reposted that interesting tidbit I otherwise would never have learned
"?
So to you all you karma police out there: fuck off already. You are annoying. Yo
ur services are not needed.
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[ ]Renigami 1 point 3 hours ago
Karma... apparently the new "gamerscore" on the Internet.
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[ ]bloodfurn 0 points 2 hours ago
So what you're saying is... Op made a TIL post about something he learned.. toda
y?
Blasphemy
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[ ]kazuri85 0 points 2 hours ago
Or, /u/piggydog saw the simpsons fact post on the front page, then remembered th
ere is a subreddit about posting things you learned, and decided to post the thi
ng he learned. Wild.
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[ ]TypicalRunOfTheMill 28 points 6 hours ago


Stampy?
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[ ]Oakroscoe 17 points 3 hours ago
They're playing that elephant song
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[ ]Lawful_Seizure[??] 11 points 2 hours ago
I like this song. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]MayorJoeQuimby [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
I came here just looking for this. Thank you.
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[ ]SilentSwine 25 points 9 hours ago
Simpsons did it fir...wait what?
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[ ]fuck_prostitutes 16 points 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it first, The Price is Right copied them. True shit I saw it on bey
ond belief with the Star trek dude.
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[ ]BigBadMrBitches 4 points 3 hours ago
Beyond Belief is the BEST!
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[ ]TheBangleDangle 3 points 2 hours ago
?It's unbelievable!?
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[ ]deaftor 6 points 2 hours ago
That show was the best! One episode creeped me out the most. It was the one wher
e a kid was saying there was a monster in his closet and everyone tgought he was
being a dumb little kid. Well on his borthday his siblings and friends thought
it would be cute to lock him in the closet to show him there was no monster. He
cried and yelled to let him out. As the mother heard his screams she ran upstair
s to let him out. He suddenly stopped yelling and she opens the closet to find n
othing. Frantically she yells at the kids wanting to know where he was and searc
hed the closet up and down and there was no sign of him at all. The kid was neve
r seen again.
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[ ]Residenthuman [score hidden] 48 minutes ago*
You don't even understand how many times I thought of that episode as a kid and
even as an adult. I didn't even remember the band of the tv show. I believe it w
as that particular episode that really started my skepticism of tv programs not
being true because I couldn't fathom it was a true story even though they said i
t was... Mostly though because I didn't want it to be true, not because I had pr
oof otherwise
Edit: And because of you and reddit I can finally clear up a 10+ year brain itch
:
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/nsrmw/iama_request_the_kid_who_had_a_monst
er_in_his/
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[ ]deaftor 2 points 2 hours ago
Hah borthday.... smh
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[ ]gibsonhack 4 points 1 hour ago
Borthday is the day of collection. All must sacrifice.
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[ ]Flogburger [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
RIP Stampy :'(
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[ ]super_ag 23 points 3 hours ago
Hey, they're playing the Elephant Song
I love that. It reminds me of elephants.

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[ ]Slycooperguy 6 points 5 hours ago
Go get em Stampie!
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[ ]khal_dono 10 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]nichfoolas 2 points 1 hour ago
Hey, they're playing the elephant song!
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[ ]timberwolves 4 points 3 hours ago
EVERYTHING from the Simpson is based on a true story
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[ ]BigSwedenMan 4 points 4 hours ago
This was actually brought up in a thread earlier today. It was a 15 things you d
idn't know about the simpsons post. Pretty sure that's where this post came from
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[ ]khal_dono 3 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]kroxigor01 2 points 4 hours ago
No it's not, it's a titbit
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[ ]marteney1 1 point 2 hours ago
KBBL is gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]CommentCalligraphy 1 point 2 hours ago
That's pretty neat!
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[ ]heidensieck 1 point 2 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Gets_an_Elephant
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[ ]GwonamLord 1 point 1 hour ago
Mine too.
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[ ]Koko2315 1 point 1 hour ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]Charles_Grodin [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
Yea he actually just stole this TIL from a comment in a simpsons thread earlier
today.
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[ ]RugbyAndBeer [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
And so was Operation Dumbo Drop!
(It wasn't)
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[ ]loopywolf [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
"I want my elephant!" Isn't that what we're all saying ladies and gentlemen? Whe
re's my elephant??
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[ ]khal_dono 2 points 3 hours ago
Where's my elephant! Where's my elephant!
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[ ]mealzer 1 point 9 hours ago
Exactly what I thought of
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[ ]SpeciousArguments 0 points 3 hours ago
That elephants name? Stampy
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[ ]LauraEvangeline 0 points 2 hours ago

"I want my elephant! I want my elephant!"


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[ ]truK123 346 points 8 hours ago
"Where's my elephant?"
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[ ]clavedark 139 points 8 hours ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]pinkspaceship17 110 points 7 hours ago
I love that. Reminds me of elephants.
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[ ]RegattaChampion 9 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/jsdhjOVV9rI
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[ ]Jack_Sipper 1 point 1 hour ago
I have you marked as friend and have no idea why.
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[ ]yolo-yoshi 1 point 1 hour ago
He's, elephun the elephant ??
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[ ]ILL_Show_Myself_Out [score hidden] 22 minutes ago
Cmon... It's the elephant in the room!
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[ ]AutoBiological 1 point 4 hours ago
Pachyderms!
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[ ]MintGreenIceCream 55 points 7 hours ago
Isn t that what we re all asking in our own lives, Where s my elephant? I know that s what
I ve been asking.
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[ ]liquidpig 18 points 4 hours ago
If we take the $10,000, we'd be millionaires!
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[ ]Now_Im_Prune_Tracy 56 points 8 hours ago
It's okay, I'm pretty sure I can struggle my way out. First, I'll reach in and p
ull my legs out. Now I'll pull my arms out with my face.
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[ ]No-Mas-Pantalones 247 points 9 hours ago
The winner was like, "I don't want a goddamn elephant. It's the principle."
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[ ]Nowin 151 points 6 hours ago
"I don't want one. I won one. I will get my prize, or else."
Bond villain right there.
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[ ]ChezMere 13 points 5 hours ago
Or famous physicist...
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[ ]Nowin 3 points 5 hours ago
I think you mean "mad scientist"
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[ ]Binary_Omlet 8 points 3 hours ago
Why are they angry?
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[ ]ryan_the_leach 5 points 3 hours ago
Clearly because ethically they have to feed an elephant they didn't want or find
someone that wants one.
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[ ]pengwine [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
That guys name? Richard Feynman.
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[ ]facedawg 31 points 5 hours ago


"I told all my damn friends I'm getting an elephant you're gonna make me look li
ke an idiot"
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[ ]AdClemson 1 point 2 hours ago
Sounds like Lord Stannis Baratheon
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[ ]PM_ME_UR_FAV_SCENERY 1 point 2 hours ago
The One True King.
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[ ]chamorrozorro 167 points 9 hours ago
Stampy!
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[ ]tallandlanky 95 points 7 hours ago
Pulling on his tail is cruel! Yelling in his ears is cruel! Chaining him in the
backyard is cruel! I'm sorry Lisa, I guess I'm just cruel!
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[ ]mikesum32 10 points 5 hours ago
I wish I had an elephant...
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[ ]herpitty_derp 33 points 9 hours ago
Reminds me of that staff incentive Toyota prize. Which turned out to be a Toy Yo
da.
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[ ]Wilhelm_Amenbreak 30 points 8 hours ago
I believe that lady sued her boss and won.
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[ ]9_Thumbs_Up 13 points 4 hours ago
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/hummer.asp
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[ ]Amelia_Airhard 6 points 2 hours ago
Barbara "hoot suit routes loot" Mikkelson
Now that's a name.
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[ ]alotofnothing [score hidden] 59 minutes ago
This joke only works in the US.
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[ ]Bomlanro 47 points 5 hours ago
I will only impressed if Pepsi finally fucking delivers that Harrier Jet.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 19 points 3 hours ago
Fuck Pepsi for that. They can damn well afford to spend 23 million on a jet, it'
s not like they don't make a net income of 6 billion a year.
Obviously it's ridiculous but what the hell.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 21 points 3 hours ago*
You don't get that rich by spending $23 million on a private jet that someone pa
id $700,000 for. You get that rich by fighting cases like that in court, as well
as saving every other nickel and dime you can.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 3 points 3 hours ago
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't hurt them like at all. PepsiCo is fucking huge.
I mean technically they owe that guy a jet.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 9 points 3 hours ago
They don't owe him anything, as the courts ruled. This also isn't the only "just
give it to him" PepsiCo deals with a year. Every major company has thousands, e
ven millions of "just give it to him" situations and if they did they would hemo
rrhage money.
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[ ]Kadaj2302 0 points 3 hours ago


The courts clearly just used legal bullshit loopholes to not give him a jet. Eve
ryone knows they owe him a jet but it's not going to happen.
I'm not sure that PepsiCo is even able to purchase a jet like that.
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[ ]Treacherous_Peach 18 points 2 hours ago*
Did you read the article? They used very old, very common contract law to solve
this.
Firstly the guy got the idea from a comedy commercial, it wasn't listed in any o
fficial Pepsi rewards program (in which there was a list of possible rewards). T
his is by no means a binding contract.
Secondly, there is a reasonable expectation clause in contract law. It's the cla
use that protects you if someone were to sneak a demand for your firstborn son i
nto your credit card contract. It's not legally binding, even if you read the co
ntract and signed it, because a reasonable person would not expect that to be in
the contract and it's not a reasonable request. This even covers very basic thi
ngs like if your lease claims no liability if the roof suddenly begins to leak.
They of course have liability, even if you signed it agreeing to take liability,
because of this clause. Likewise, a reasonable person cannot expect PepsiCo to
give a reward worth $23 million for just $700,000.
There's plenty in that article. Explains all of the reasoning.
Edit: article in question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico,_Inc
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[ ]Kadaj2302 -2 points 2 hours ago
Look, all I'm saying is PepsiCo should just be cool and give this man a goddamn
jet.
I've never wanted a man I've never met to have a jet more than I do right now.
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[ ]slaming 3 points 2 hours ago
this happened a long time ago. Its not happening. You've literally just learnt a
bout this. You'll go to sleep and have forgotten all about it in the morning and
find something else to moan about.
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[ ]Timeyy -1 points 1 hour ago
They still "owe" him a jet. Just like you can owe someone an apology even if the
re is no law for that.
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[ ]Mithious [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
No, they don't.
Just because someone misinterpreted (intentionally or not) a joke does not mean
that person owes them anything, legally or morally.
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[ ]mleland -1 points 2 hours ago
You're arguing with a 16 year old. You shouldn't put any more effort into this.
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[ ]Smgth 3 points 2 hours ago
Yeah, that's a sentence that ends internet arguments.....
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[ ]AllEncompassingThey [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I mean, seriously, wasn't the way he was replying a clue as to his age?
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[ ]jimmy011087 -1 points 1 hour ago
Surely they could have come to an arrangement. Pepsi could say "touche" or somet
hing and put the guy through flying lessons so he could at least one day have a
go on a jet or something.
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[ ]gambiting [score hidden] 28 minutes ago
Sure you can. Anyone can go and purchase a jet if you have the cash, it will be
stripped out of any confidential equipment and weapons, but you can buy one with
out a problem.

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[ ]lusty_zebra 3 points 1 hour ago
Harrier jets don't cost that much. An RAF 1970's manufactured one sold at auctio
n this summer for 115K GBP ($180 USD). It would have been better business for the
m to buy one and then give it to the guy if he actually offered up the seven hun
dred grand.
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[ ]PureGabe [score hidden] 52 minutes ago
I'm sure it costed significantly more 20 years ago when this guy won the prize i
n the 90's.
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[ ]sithrebel15 3 points 4 hours ago
Sauces?
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[ ]tylermchenry 15 points 4 hours ago
Just Google "pepsi harrier jet": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_v._Pepsico
,_Inc.
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[ ]sithrebel15 2 points 4 hours ago
Thanks.
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[ ]Xan_the_man 23 points 3 hours ago
Now give us lazy fucks the TL;DR cause clearly the WikiBot is off somewhere else
, not doing its damn job.
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[ ]dean_15 28 points 3 hours ago
Pepsi had a commercial for 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for a jet, but you can buy 1 p
oint for 10 cents
Some guy basically bought all the points, sent it to Pepsi and asked for a jet..
.
Pepsi did not deliver
http://www.snopes.com/business/deals/pepsijet.asp
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[ ]Xan_the_man 7 points 3 hours ago
Seems like someone at Pepsi should have been fired for that.
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[ ]MrKuradal 2 points 1 hour ago
Did he atleast get his money back?
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[ ]xTragx 3 points 3 hours ago
TL;DR: He lost.
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[ ]DunDunDunDuuun1 1 point 2 hours ago
You do realize the bot just copies and pastes the first paragraph from wikipedia
?
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[ ]jubbing -1 points 1 hour ago
Man fuck Pepsi. That's why I only drink Coke (apart from the fact it's better)
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[ ]fugaziozbourne 56 points 8 hours ago
WELL HOT DOG WE HAVE A WIENER!
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[ ]rm5 41 points 8 hours ago
WHAT ABOUT THOSE CLOWNS IN CONGRESS? WHAT A BUNCH OF CLOWNS!
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[ ]hoilst 33 points 7 hours ago
How does it keep up with the news like that?
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[ ]Fireteeth 24 points 6 hours ago
Don't praise the machine!

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[ ]K3R3G3 8 points 4 hours ago
I think we have a wee-ner. And that's Dicky the Punchline Donkey, on 97. 1. Dick
y the Punchline Donkey, on Cool 97. 1! Cool weekends. On the radio! In the-the m
orning! FM. Cool. WQHG! Cool weekends! In the morning. On Ninety-seven Point one
. Ninety-seven point one.
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[ ]guy_pariah_777 43 points 8 hours ago
Yeah, I saw that Simpsons post too.
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[ ]ksaid1 2 points 1 hour ago
And you stood idly by and did nothing about it. If OP hadn't had the guts to mak
e a TIL post, think how many people would have missed out on this information? I
s that the world you want to live in?
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[ ]RatherFastBlackMan -3 points 2 hours ago
I like how OP carefully planned this by posting it a couple of days later so as
to not get called out.
http://i.imgur.com/EzdQHML.gifv
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[ ]bitsexxx 7 points 8 hours ago
And what happened to the elephant, they ask
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[ ]JustVan 3 points 2 hours ago
Seriously, wtf happened to the elephant. Where is she now? Or where did she die?
I want to knooooow.
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[ ]The_Third_Three 8 points 7 hours ago
And that's the story of Smokey and the Bandit II
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[ ]Polenicus 37 points 6 hours ago
Well, this explains so much.
A couple of years ago, Bob Barker was up here in Edmonton trying to get Lucy, th
e Edmonton Zoo's sole elephant, handed over to him for transport to an Elephant
reserve in a warmer clime in a tizzy and animal rights protests.
Thing is, the reason were weren't sending her there ourselves wasn't due to apat
hy or cruelty or money issues. Everyone is Edmonton agrees that Alberta is no pl
ace for an elephant. The reason we balked is because we don't want to kill her.
Lucy is a very old elephant. So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant ex
pert in North america to examine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was s
afe. Elephants are delicate creatures, and such a journey would be stressful. Sh
e was given less than 50% odds of surviving the trip. It was decided it would be
more humane for her to make her as comfortable as possible here for the few yea
rs she had left, with the handlers she was familiar with, rather than end her li
fe prematurely attempting to transport her. It was a close decision, but one the
y zoo stood by.
THEN Bob stormed up here to 'liberate' her. I never understood why he was all fi
red up about this case in particular, as there are plenty of animal rights viola
tions that are far less ambiguous to tackle.
Now it make sense. NOW it's clear.
Bob wanted his goddamned elephant back.
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[ ]Polly_ethylene 14 points 2 hours ago
So the Edmonton Zoo flew up the premier Elephant expert in North america to exam
ine her, to see if sending her to the reserve was safe.
That would have been Dr. Oosterhuis, a well-credentialed veterinarian at the San
Diego Wild Animal Park. He is noted for having been the attending vet when thei
r elephant, Dunda, was assaulted in the following fashion:
Oosterhuis first came to the attention of elephant advocates back in 1988, when,
as a San Diego Wild Animal Park veterinarian, he was questioned at a public hea

ring looking into the training of Dunda, an elephant who was tied down and struc
k on the head with ax handles for two days. He said In my view it is an appropria
te and non-harmful place in which to administer required discipline.
(Emphasis mine.)
At the time the Hawthorne Circus was found to be violating the animal welfare ac
t, he was the veterinarian of record for their 19 elephants. He was the one who
signed off on two of their elephants as healthy enough to perform, days before t
hey died of tuberculosis.
Oosterhuis was the one who claimed the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers circus elephan
ts were healthy enough to perform, in contrast to the USDA; "Pete" died with sev
ere hip degeneration, which Oosterhuis claimed was Pete "faking" injuries. "Hele
n" was euthanized for severe joint degeneration, and Conti died of kidney infect
ion. All were judged by Oosterhuis as being healthy enough to perform.
When the Alaska Zoo consulted 11 experts to determine if they should move "Maggi
e" (their sole elephant), Oosterhuis was the sole dissenting vote.
Lucy, at the Edmonton Zoo, unfortunately suffers a number of ailments common to
elephants maintained in close confines on concrete- including repeated foot infe
ctions. Elephants walk on their toes. She also suffers severe pain from degenera
tive joint problems, and obesity from being confined too much of the time- part
of it from her own free will, what with not wanting to leave the barn when it's
cold outside.
Lucy also suffers severe respiratory problems, and I don't know as she's even be
en tested for tuberculosis- a common malady in zoo and circus elephants. The Ele
phant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the leading facility for research and treatment
of TB in elephants.
The Edmonton Zoo violates a number of CAZA requirements, including keeping her a
s a solitary animal despite being a social species.
The Zoo, however, would then have a $1.4 million elephant house without an eleph
ant. They have resolutely refused to allow independent veterinarians to assess L
ucy and determine if it would be safer and better for her to be sent to a sanctu
ary in Tennessee or California. The Elephant Sanctuary has transported tens of e
lephants- including those in very poor health- and has yet to lose one in transi
t. Even Maggie- the Alaska Zoo elephant- survived transport despite having lost
1,000 pounds, and collapsing twice in the week before being moved. She survived
the move to PAWS in California.
Unfortunately, the Edmonton Zoo continues to propose that Lucy is healthy enough
to continue to be on display at the zoo, but somehow too weak and ill to be tra
nsported- a rather curious state of affairs.
It is, perhaps, not a simple argument. But it should be settled by consensus, wi
th independent review by a panel of experts rather than on the authority of a si
ngle veterinarian- one whose expertise with megafauna is rife with controversy.
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[ ]GourangaPlusPlus 2 points 2 hours ago
#rekt
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[ ]Armitando 10 points 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen hosted the original Price is Right, not Bob Barker. Bob would've bee
n hosting Truth or Consequences around this time.
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[ ]wurz81 16 points 4 hours ago
Oh, just let him have his fun.
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[ ]guspolly 1 point 5 hours ago
Bill Cullen, AKA Matt Damon lookalike, if the comments from every time the Linco
ln assassination witness on I've Got a Secret clip gets reposted is any indicati
on.
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[ ]RileyWon 0 points 3 hours ago
Are you taking the piss?
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[ ]tundratess 8 points 5 hours ago


Bob Barker took our elephant too.
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[ ]yetkwai 3 points 4 hours ago
He did something similar in Toronto and was successful.
He was always big into animal rights... "help control the pet population, get yo
ur pet spayed or neutered."
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[ ]tucci007 4 points 6 hours ago
Stampy.
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[ ]Xylum1473 4 points 6 hours ago
Everything's bigger in Texas!
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[ ]Taraalcar 5 points 3 hours ago
Relevant xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 3 points 3 hours ago
Image
Title: Monty Hall
Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
Comic Explanation
Stats: This comic has been referenced 15 times, representing 0.0322% of referenc
ed xkcds.
xkcd.com | xkcd sub | Problems/Bugs? | Statistics | Stop Replying | Delete
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[ ]CactusOfShame 2 points 2 hours ago
Awww that comic is actually very adorable.
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[ ]GlantonJJ19 4 points 5 hours ago
you'd think that an elephant would cost more than 4 grand
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
4 grand...in 1956. $34,728.09 today. Still, I'd think an elephant would be worth
quite a bit more then AND now.
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[ ]tundratess 4 points 5 hours ago
That's how the Alaska zoo was started also, someone won an elephant.
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[ ]Sinai 3 points 3 hours ago
This is just one of those things that becomes more believable after you find out
the man in question is from Texas.
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[ ]tlebrad 4 points 2 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]pehatu 3 points 1 hour ago
Hey! They're playing the elephant song.
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[ ]oxy-mo 3 points 1 hour ago
Where's my elephant?!
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[ ]I_only_post_here [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
You had an elephant.
His name was Stampy.
You loved him.
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[ ]deadrabbits76 [score hidden] 7 minutes ago
Oh, yeah...that's right, I did.

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[ ]ConstableReggie 2 points 7 hours ago
How much does an elephant cost?
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[ ]loggersmith 2 points 3 hours ago
100-400k
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[ ]Thaksin_Shinawatra 1 point 1 hour ago
Source
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[ ]3ric3288 2 points 5 hours ago
This guy has his priorities straight
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[ ]joeangler 2 points 3 hours ago
In Texas. Goddammit.
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[ ]DavidDann437 2 points 3 hours ago
What did he do with the elephant extract the ivory and sell it for more than $40
00?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
Or sell the whole elephant for $100-400k. (Today's value)
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[ ]ppphhh 3 points 2 hours ago
Maybe he just kept a pet elephant. How often does an opportunity like that come
up?
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[ ]hercaptamerica 1 point 2 hours ago
That too. Others have mentioned he used it to fertilize his pasture as well. Als
o, elephant shit is supposedly much better at growing magic mushrooms.
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[ ]DarkSide4Dummies 3 points 3 hours ago
From same section:
On one show, the prize was a trip to the circus. The producers placed a live ele
phant in front of the circus backdrop. The camera cut to the elephant which was
in the process of moving its bowels. Cullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday wh
en we'll have equal time for the Democratic Party!"
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[ ]Hylion 2 points 2 hours ago
only texas
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[ ]BRightWinger 2 points 1 hour ago
The question is, did he spay or neuter the elephant?
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[ ]eaturdemons 2 points 1 hour ago
KBBL IS GONNA GIVE ME SOMETHING STUUUUPID!!!
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[ ]fuc-tup [score hidden] 17 minutes ago
"SIMPSONS DID IT, SIMPSONS DID IT"
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[ ]yeahbutwhytho [score hidden] 14 minutes ago
Simpsons did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDuMp2kDxos
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[ ]samclemens1989 3 points 5 hours ago
I want my elephant!!!
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[ ]AndyChow 4 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]mini71 2 points 9 hours ago


This is sick
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 6 hours ago
How so?
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[ ]Blackpugs 6 points 3 hours ago
Because elephants are highly intelligent animals who need to be around other ele
phants not taken away from family.
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[ ]Sempais_nutrients 2 points 3 hours ago
Ok
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[ ]Kadaj2302 1 point 3 hours ago
I hate words like that when written out. He could mean that's really awesome or
he could mean that it's sick to him they gave him an elephant.
I think it's awesome but I dunno.
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[ ]The_Crazy_Canuck 1 point 5 hours ago
I'd like to know how long he kept it.
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[ ]MarinatedKeyboard 1 point 4 hours ago
Grooming him, aye ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQVWpyhiAz4
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[ ]Canadaismyhat 2 points 4 hours ago
Didn't take long for this to make it out of the Simpsons thread.
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[ ]Taffymoto 2 points 3 hours ago
KBBL's gonna give me something stupid!
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[ ]SupersonicD 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it
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[ ]GhostOfConansBeard 1 point 3 hours ago
That elephats name was Stampy.
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[ ]TravelingTramp 1 point 3 hours ago
Doh. A deer! A female deer!
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[ ]Aufinator 1 point 3 hours ago
Who doesn't want a fucking elephant though?
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[ ]demonquark 1 point 3 hours ago
I'd love to meet this man.
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[ ]giggling_hero 1 point 3 hours ago
Elephant in the room?
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[ ]dumbfounder 1 point 3 hours ago
With $4000 we could be millionaires!
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[ ]CorpseTeaDrinker 1 point 3 hours ago
"Go Away"
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[ ]xhable 2 points 3 hours ago
Wasn't this literally a til yesterday?
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[ ]OneManGOONsquad 1 point 3 hours ago
No it was in a post about The Simpsons.
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[ ]xhable 1 point 3 hours ago


Ah right... maybe tomorrow I should post a TIL about the Simpsons episode :p
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[ ]snackbarclosed 1 point 3 hours ago
Give a man four thousand dollars and he can eat for a year. Give a man a live el
ephant and he can exploit it and eat for decades.
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[ ]emotional_panda 1 point 3 hours ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]Nolas311 1 point 2 hours ago
I too read reddit and saw the Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]CJKay93 1 point 2 hours ago
Springfield is in Texas!?
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[ ]witoldc 1 point 2 hours ago
For 4 grand, you can't even get a cheap Chinese elephant. Pushing for the real t
hing was clearly optimal, but possibly hard to resell on Craigslist.
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[ ]Luung 1 point 2 hours ago
Elephants are only useful for their ivory and succulent trunk meat.
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[ ]ApostleofDiaz 1 point 2 hours ago
Did he love the elephant for ever and ever?
....I would
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[ ]ItsBitcoinChristmas 1 point 2 hours ago
So that's why Bob has such a soft spot for elephants?
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[ ]Narthax 1 point 2 hours ago
Wait is this where the Simpsons got their storyline for the Stampy elephant when
bart wins a radio show phone in contest? If so that's jut another great thing a
bout the (early) Simpsons!
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[ ]tomanonimos 1 point 2 hours ago
What happened to the elephant?
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[ ]Smgth 1 point 2 hours ago
For anyone interested, that $4,000 was in 1956, which is today $34,728.09....sti
ll not enough to buy an elephant...but a decent chunk of change.
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[ ]Kawie93 1 point 2 hours ago
They said they'll give me Four grand if I win.
I said no you won't you'll give me that elephant.
And so they did they gave it right to me.
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[ ]lukneuns 1 point 2 hours ago
This here us a man who knows how to research other posts! Here, here!
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[ ]LiLisam 1 point 2 hours ago
simpsons did it!
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[ ]simonard 1 point 2 hours ago
xkcd
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[ ]xkcd_transcriber 1 point 2 hours ago
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Title: Monty Hall

Title-text: A few minutes later, the goat from behind door C drives away in the
car.
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[ ]spazebarz 1 point 1 hour ago
Don't forget to get your elephant spayed or neutered.
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[ ]braunheiser 1 point 1 hour ago
Dwight Schrute on The Price is Right?
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[ ]Kathey2014 1 point 1 hour ago
Ummm... that kind of sounds like an episode from the Simpsons.
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[ ]RunningInSquares 1 point 1 hour ago
Wow looks like OP also subscribes to /r/TheSimpsons!
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[ ]proloza 1 point 1 hour ago
So this is that episode in simpsons in inspired by. When bart demands a elaphant
after a contest.
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[ ]wowww_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Well, honestly, who wouldn't want their own elephant?
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[ ]47times 1 point 1 hour ago
The Simpsons did it.
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[ ]BagaMcguirk 1 point 1 hour ago
I just watched this episode of the Simpson's.
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[ ]reddit-time 1 point 1 hour ago
Ah, Texas...
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[ ]sbeiclmc 1 point 1 hour ago
I wonder what it would be like to ride an elephant.
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[ ]narwilliam 1 point 1 hour ago
That's one elephant of a prize
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[ ]KingPoopty 1 point 1 hour ago
They're playin' that song about elephants again.
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[ ]mbene9132 2 points 1 hour ago
I like it, it reminds me of elephants
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[ ]OriginalMrCoin 1 point 1 hour ago
Please God tell me the elephant's name was Stampy!
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[ ]shuggermyshingle 1 point 1 hour ago
Simpons did it.
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[ ]jimmy011087 1 point 1 hour ago
I want to know what happened to the Elephant!
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[ ]surp_ 1 point 1 hour ago
Story sounds familiar...
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[ ]nickysee 1 point 1 hour ago

Simpsons did it
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[ ]Nick246 1 point 1 hour ago
What the hell happened to the elephant?
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[ ]hundborg83 1 point 1 hour ago
THE SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]BigLewi [score hidden] 57 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]FreedomPierogi [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
ITT: Simpsons did it.
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[ ]iwantbread [score hidden] 55 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]hextree [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
That elephant's name? Albert Einstein.
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[ ]lucidlad [score hidden] 51 minutes ago
I want my Elephant!
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[ ]matttopotamus [score hidden] 45 minutes ago
I did not read through all of the comments, but I am pretty sure you never win t
he prizes just the dollar value.
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[ ]Kattaract [score hidden] 44 minutes ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]fatspoon [score hidden] 42 minutes ago
I want my elephant!
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[ ]Disco_Killer [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
SIMPSONS DID IT!
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[ ]benadreti [score hidden] 41 minutes ago
Simpsons did it.
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[ ]druggie62 [score hidden] 40 minutes ago
stampy
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[ ]TeslaDelMar [score hidden] 35 minutes ago
The inspiration for this Simpsons episode, naturally.
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[ ]tree4soul [score hidden] 34 minutes ago
simpsons did it
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[ ]SomeKrazyGuyUKno [score hidden] 33 minutes ago
This also became the plot of an episode of "The Simpsons" titled 'Bart Gets an E
lephant'.
/r/TheSimpsons
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[ ]rocksolidmain [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
DEAR FUCKING LORD I KNEW THIS WOuLD FUCKING HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. YOu GUYS TOOK THI
S FROM THE SIMSPONS PoST YDAY. OMFG DEAR LORD. I FUCKING KNEW THIS WOuLD HAPPEN.
THIS IS A BIG FUCKING CIRCLEJERK FUCKING SHIT:
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[ ]Nurizeko [score hidden] 25 minutes ago
I feel like this is just urban myth and never actually happened. I find it diffi

cult to believe a TV show went to all the trouble to bring an elephant from Afri
ca to Texas for an overly whiney and demanding contestant, it's just too much to
believe!
Also: Simpsons did it x565699
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[ ]IndiKitty [score hidden] 21 minutes ago
Surprised to see no comments yet on the fact they did this on The Simpsons
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[ ]ThisCharmingMan96 [score hidden] 20 minutes ago
The Simpsons anyone?
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[ ]fade_like_a_sigh [score hidden] 16 minutes ago
I'm disappointed that every comment isn't "Where's my elephant?!".
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[ ]O_Zenobia [score hidden] 13 minutes ago
This will probably be buried, but I did the research, so... Has anyone been able
to verify that this really happened? I found an NYTimes article (linked below)
about The Price is Right and the (an?) elephant incident.
No mention of the guy demanding the elephant be delivered. I've seen some elabor
ations stating the elephant was delivered from Kenya, which makes no sense since
the elephant was already on for a gag. Maybe a different elephant? But it makes
such a good story, you'd think the NYT would mention it.
I also scanned through a bunch of old local Texas newspapers from the right peri
od, and there's no mention in those papers either.
http://imgur.com/a/M7ie2
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[ ]afuzzyduck [score hidden] 10 minutes ago
TIL The Price is Right already did it. Either that or someone's confusing a cart
oon about people with inhumanly bold yellow skin and real life.
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[ ]BlizzBitesTheBigOne [score hidden] 9 minutes ago
Price is Right gives a Zonk.
"That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works."
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[ ]Im_not_bob 0 points 8 hours ago
The price is wrong, bitch!
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[ ]mhende 2 points 6 hours ago
I see you also saw that Simpsons post earlier
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[ ]TeamBlade 1 point 6 hours ago
...Where it was later hunted for sport.
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[ ]BigCommieMachine 1 point 4 hours ago
"The camera cut to the elephant which was in the process of moving its bowels. C
ullen quipped: "Join us again on Monday when we'll have equal time for the Democ
ratic Party!""
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
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[ ]Shmitte 6 points 3 hours ago
Imagine if a TV host made this joke today...
People would laugh? It's not like there's 0 political humor on TV.
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[ ]workworkbs -1 points 6 hours ago
This immediately poped into my head when I imagined the contestant looking at a
formal statement from the network stating they weren't ACTUALLY going to award a
n elephant.
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[ ]Best_In_Show 1 point 5 hours ago
So...no pitchforks then?

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[ ]7twentyfour 0 points 5 hours ago
Remeber to spay and neuter your elephants
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[ ]hessians4hire 0 points 4 hours ago
http://youtu.be/JoAiyUduyrY
Sorry for the potato quality.
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[ ]asimplescribe 0 points 4 hours ago
What a moron!
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[ ]savageserdar 0 points 4 hours ago
The price is wrong, Bob.
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[ ]MattDaaaaamon -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpson's did it.
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[ ]panzervike -1 points 4 hours ago
Simpsons did it!
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[ ]unwholesomewangle 1 point 3 hours ago
Yeah.. I saw that simpsons comment too
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[ ]BongoPC 0 points 3 hours ago
Happy to see you can read and create a new post based on what you read. 4th grad
e level!
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[ ]Sir_smokes_a_lot -1 points 3 hours ago
congrats on being a karma whore OP. Your ancestors should be proud /s
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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag
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d and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered
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[ ]ramblingofftopictom 327 points 6 hours ago
They were smart. Elephants are worth $100,000-$400,000.
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[ ]beefpancake 137 points 5 hours ago
Today. Doubtful they were worth much more than $4,000 back then.
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[ ]Scramisaur 146 points 5 hours ago
I'll give you two rubles and a sack of potatoes
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[ ]hewhoamareismyself 69 points 4 hours ago
Gimme two sheep and I'll toss in a brick.
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[ ]GreatAlbatross 77 points 2 hours ago
Wood for sheep?
Anybody else have wood for sheep?
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[ ]Dubalubawubwub 32 points an hour ago

Said somebody in every game of Catan, ever.


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[ ]Gonji89 [score hidden] 56 minutes ago
Especially when motherfuckers drop the robber on my field.
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[ ]xenzor 8 points an hour ago
Just get a port and trade them
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[ ]TheMellowestyellow 8 points 1 hour ago
I've got wood for bricks, Ya got any bricks?
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[ ]Churba 8 points 1 hour ago
The entire nation of New Zealand, I'm told.
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[ ]ElectroKitten 5 points 1 hour ago
"Sheep? Sure, I'd love some sheep!" said nobody ever.
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[ ]nomopyt [score hidden] 15 minutes ago
The last time I played that, which was my first time ever, I had so fucking many
sheep it was insane. But I couldn't get rocks or whatever to save my damn life.
Next time, I know where to put my settlements. Fucking sheep, who needs them?!
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[ ]ameya2693 2 points 1 hour ago
Only if you build a market!
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