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The Hunting of the Snark: The Vanishing

The Banker's Fate The Vanishing They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; T…

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 pounds of vegetation an…

Poems by Emily Dickinson: Vanished

by EmilyDickinsonGhostsPrecedenceVanished Vanished She died, — this was the way she died; And when her breath was done, Took up her simple wardrobe And started for the sun. Her little fig…

Poems by Emily Dickinson: Vanished

Ghosts Precedence Vanished She died, — this was the way she died; And when her breath was done, Took up her simple wardrobe And started for the sun. Her little figure at the gate T…

Elephant's Acute Sense of Hearing

Find information and a video about the elephant, an exceptional listener and communicator that uses its ears, trunk, and feet to detect infrasonic sounds.

Brewer's: 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…

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…

Brewer's: 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…