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    And it's making my head boggle.

    Was watching some random thing on TV last night and the person said that something was as strong as 26 elephants. And I wondered aloud whether he meant African elephants or Indian elephants. And then I started thinking about how elephants came to be on 2 very different continents. Did they start off all being African and then some wandered off - quite a long way - and decided to stay. Or were they all Indian elephants and some wandered off - quite a long way - and decided to stay. Or were all elephants in a completely different place and some turned left and some turned right. And then there's the ear thing. Why do Indian elephants have smaller ears. Did they always have smaller ears and the African elephants grew bigger ears or were the original Indian elephants well endowed in the ear department but they gradually evolved smaller ears.

    I've been laying awake thinking about this and it's doing my head in.

    I worry about me sometimes.

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    Since you're up anyway...

    Maybe this link will help? It's pretty interesting, though a long page.

    It does mention a bit about the origins of the Asian (or Indian) elephant.

    Man, I really wanna call 'em heffalumps instead...going back to re-read that web page and insert heffalump every time the page says "elephant". Heh, I shouldn't be up this late either...
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    I worry about you more than 'sometimes'

    Maybe the ones with the small ears were all teased by the ones with the big ears so they all built a big boat and floated off to find a new land to live in.

    Either that or the theory that 'elephant like' beasts were ubiquotous a long time ago(mammoths etc) and they died out in some of the climates or were hunted to extinction in the others leaving 2 remaining areas where they evolved slightly differently.

    or

    Space Aliens did it

    or

    God did it

    or

    Go and ask your Mum I'm busy at the moment


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    Funnily enough my GP gave me some zoplicone last time I was there. I told her I was having trouble sleeping because the dog kept waking me up at 5am. Not sure if these drugs are for me or the dog.

    I haven't taken any. Though if I start dreaming of elephants...

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    And why is the lion called the King of the Jungle when lions don't even live in jungles?

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    Better yet, why is the male lion called the King of the Jungle when he does NOTHING but sleep 20 hours of the day? He's a layabout!












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    now my head is spinning Dawn....





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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 156099
    I worry about you more than 'sometimes'

    Maybe the ones with the small ears were all teased by the ones with the big ears so they all built a big boat and floated off to find a new land to live in
    the ears aren't the only difference you know! silly man














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