What's inside an elephant?

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30 Responses to “What's inside an elephant?”

  1. CJBoCo says:

    “And I thought they smelled bad on the outside!”

  2. Kevin Pierce says:

    High school biology (thank you, Mr. Van Norden) flashback synesthesia. 

  3. Inside Nature’s Giants has been showing in the States this year on PBS. The last two episodes yet to air will be broadcast this summer (Giant Squid and Camel). In the meantime you can watch complete episodes online at PBS’s website: http://www.pbs.org/programs/inside-natures-giants/

  4. jlargentaye says:

    “Below the cut”, scumbag Google reader doesn’t have cuts, wasn’t expecting it!
    That reminds me of an episode where they dissected a giraffe, and Richard Dawkins explained how the Recurrant Laryngeal nerve, connecting the brain to the larynx, made a completely unnecessary detour down to the chest. Here’s the segment:
    http://youtu.be/cO1a1Ek-HD0

  5. Inside Nature’s Giants has been airing this year on PBS. You can check your local listings and watch complete episodes online at PBS’s website: http://www.pbs.org/programs/inside-natures-giants/

    [Note: I edited an earlier comment and it disappeared. So I'm re-commenting. Sorry if this means you see redundant comments from me]

  6. RadioSilence says:

    Yes, Inside Natures Giants as a fascinating programme, and they’re available to watch on Channel 4′s website - http://www.channel4.com/programmes/inside-natures-giants/4od

    It’s probably region-locked but I’m sure the readers of this site are savvy enough to trick the internet into thinking they’re in a different country. My own preferred tool is TunnelBear.

  7. Ben Weaver says:

    To CJboCo,

    I see your Han Solo and will raise you a Bugs.

    ” I knew i shouda taken that left turn at Albuquerque.
    Mine is a bit more Warhol and oblique.

    And elephants are small…….compared to WHALES.

    git it done.

  8. Slowermo says:

    I worked at a veterinarian place that said they were in charge of disposing of any large zoo animals that might die. They told stories of an elephant that had to kept outside because there was no storage big enough and it being cut into pieces and burned. I’m glad an elephant didn’t die while I worked there but I couldn’t help but be a little disappointed too.

  9. Graham says:

    Inside Nature’s Giants is a pretty decent show, although they’re starting to run out of huge animals to dissect; last week they had a show about insects (with the tenuous link being they live near very very big trees).

  10. MelSkunk says:

     There’s also a few episodes unofficially posted elseweb. Watching racehorses as we speak

  11. beemoh says:

    What’s inside an elephant? People wearing orange jumpsuits, it seems. Was it a pantomime elephant?

  12. GawainLavers says:

    Maggie!  NSBB!

    (Not Safe Before Breakfast)

    Also, awesome.

  13. Ian Wood says:

    And it built all that with lots and lots of…grass.

  14. John Maple says:

    Heavens! I would rather that elephants keep their secrets.

  15. Robert Cruickshank says:

    I’ll bet there was some junk in the trunk. 

  16. bleeblahblah says:

    JESUS CHRIST PEOPLE HOW ABOUT AN NSFW TAG????? I’M PREGNANT AND ALMOST BARFED UP MY CHIPS AND SALSA SEEING THIS GRAPHIC IMAGE…AND I LOVE ELEPHANTS FOR THE RECORD YOU INCONSIDERATE POSTER OF ELEPHANT GUTS!!!!

    • oasisob1 says:

      Obvious troll is obvious, but I’m going in anyway: if you’re pregnant, why are you eating chips and salsa?  Your baby deserves better!

      Also, I’d like to answer the post title question with ‘more elephant’.

  17. wqoq says:

    Looks like the last 20 minutes of Akira.

  18. bklynchris says:

    Increasingly smaller elephants?

  19. Ben Weaver says:

    Maybe you should counter attack and post a gif of you barfing your chips and salsa..
     
    Friendly advice.this is what happens when you decide to go tl:dr.
    you skim important parts like :

    “Because I know that some of you are delicate and it is almost lunchtime, I’ve opted to not post my favorite photo from that dissection on the main page. But you should check it out below the cut.”

    See ? lunchtime. he was thinking about you.

  20. kristen55 says:

    Aw, that looks like a big cozy couch – what are those…OH MY GOD!!!!

    Not as gruesome as I was expecting, actually.

  21. alexb says:

    Or, if you’re in London you can come and see this: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/animal-inside-out/index.html which also includes and elephant, partially dissected and plastinated.

  22. PGJ says:

    I’m quite disappointed, I was expecting to see a naked psycho chick cavorting in the innards.

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