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Elephant

The elephant which supports the world is called “Muha-pudma,” and the the tortoise which supports the elephant is called “Chukwa.” In some of the Eastern mythologies…

Elephant Lifespan

The Question: How old do elephants actually get? The Answer: Elephants usually live 60 to 70 years. See our encyclopedia entry on elephants …

Elephant Diets

The Question: How much food does an elephant typically eat in one day? The Answer: Most elephants in the wild will eat between 300 and 500 pound…

Elephant Paper

A large-sized drawing-paper, measuring 20 inches by 23. There is also a “double elephant paper,” measuring 40 inches by 26 3/4. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobh…

White Elephant

King of the White Elephant. The proudest title borne by the kings of Ava and Siam. In Ava the white elephant bears the title of “lord,” and …

Elephant and Castle

A public-house sign at Newington, said to derive its name from the skeleton of an elephant dug up near Battle Bridge in 1714. A flint-headed spear lay by the remains, whence it is conjectur…

Why the Donkey and Elephant?

The Question: What is the origin of the donkey and elephant as the symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties in America? The Answer: The Donkey Presidential candidate Andrew…

The Koran/Sura CV — The Elephant

Sura CV — The ElephantMecca — 5 Verses In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful HAST thou not seen[61] how thy Lord dealt with the army of the ELEPHANT? Did he not cau…

Joseph Merrick

Joseph Merrick was called the Elephant Man because of the abnormal masses of flesh which began growing on his face and body when he was a child. (Merrick was first presumed to have elephantiasis and …