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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Elephants are some of the largest creatures in the world. They are also known to be extremely intelligent. The saying that someone has the memory of an elephant means that they can remember just about anything and should be taken as a compliment.

Despite the many conservation efforts in place, elephants are in danger though of surviving in the wild. Part of the reason is the destruction of their natural habitat, but part of it is ivory poaching. This is particularly distressing as there is absolutely no need for it. Anything that can be made from ivory can also be made from cheaper, oftentimes better alternatives that do not require the death of an innocent animal.

How would you like to be shot for your teeth?

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "If elephants didn't exist, you couldn't invent one. They belong to a small group of living things so unlikely they challenge credulity and common sense."

HINT: (1939-2008), was a South African botanist, zoologist, biologist, anthropologist, ethologist, and author of many new age books.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Female elephants undergo a 22 month pregnancy, which is the longest gestation period of any mammal.

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The closest living, land-based relative to the elephant is the rock hyrax. These small, furry mammals can be found in sub-Saharan Africa and along the Arabian peninsula.

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Elephants can get sunburned and throw sand on their backs and head to protect themselves.

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One study found that elephants avoided eating a certain tree that's home to ants. The study suggests that elephants want to avoid getting ants inside their trunks.

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Asian elephants don't run. It doesn't mean they're lazy - running requires lifting all four feet at once, and Asian elephants were found to keep at least two feet on the ground at all times.

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Contrary to your favorite elephant cartoon character, these animals aren't fond of peanuts. They don't eat them in the wild and aren't fed them in captivity.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

Alice came across a lion and a unicorn in a forest of forgetfulness. Those two are strange beings. The lion lies every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the other days he speaks the truth. The unicorn lies on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, however the other days of the week he speaks the truth.

Lion: Yesterday I was lying.

Unicorn: So was I.

Which day did they say that?

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Answer will be posted in Friday's Trivia Today. Good Luck! If your name appears in Friday's newsletter, EMAIL MICHELE your complete name and address to be shipped your prize.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "If elephants didn't exist, you couldn't invent one. They belong to a small group of living things so unlikely they challenge credulity and common sense."

ANSWER: Lyall Watson.

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