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47 Responses to “How to eat an elephant”

  1. Mister44 says:

    Well… that happened. And I watched.

  2. Strange Quark Star says:

    What’s with these added sound effects in documentaries, lately?
    Also, imagine smelling what that hyena just did with a 40 times better sense of smell.

  3. Navin_Johnson says:

    Could have just posted an ad on craigslist if it wanted somebody to eat its………………..

  4. HeatherB says:

    Isn’t nature beautiful

    • GawainLavers says:

      Needs to go in David Attenborough’s list of responses to people who harangue him for not properly crediting god for the wonders of nature.

  5. thaum says:

    One bite at a time, of course.

  6. GawainLavers says:

    Hahahaha!  Wait, is this still part of the haggis thread?

  7. Gilbert Wham says:

    “This video contains content from Channel 4, who have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds” WTF?
    (greetings from England,  HOME OF CHANNEL 4, btw)

    • RadioSilence says:

      Yep, me too. This seems to happen a lot with Channel 4, which forces me to use less-than-legal software to spoof an american IP address so I can watch it. Just barmy.

      • a. foog says:

        But… but… modify headers add-ons and proxy servers are all perfectly legal. Why resort to “less-than-legal”? (other than to get my curiosity up about what the hell you could possibly be using!)

  8. brandonmwest says:

    Oh geez. Definitely not having meat for dinner tonight… perhaps a tossed salad instead.

  9. Preston Sturges says:

    And that explains how hyenas get ahead in business.

  10. Leo says:

    Sometimes I get bubbly farts. This is how I imagine them being expelled. 

  11. zombiebob says:

    Saw this while on vacation with fam over thanksgiving day. Awesome vid. Yeah, thats all I’ve got.

  12. Genre Slur says:

    I somehow managed to watch that while eating a tuna salad sandwich. Perhaps the arugula helped.

  13. mikei says:

    Clearly, that one drew the short straw with the pack.

  14. s2redux says:

    You p’bly thought he was just making it up for laffs, but now you know that Fred Haise made a wise, considered decision when he offered to eat the ass end out of a dead rhinoceros.

  15. chgoliz says:

    What I want to know is, did that hyena figure it out him/herself on the spot because there was no open wound to work from — hungry enough that necessity became the mother of invention — or is this a commonly known and used entry point?

    • Preston Sturges says:

       A hyena could rip open anything smaller, but yeah the anus is where vultures start in on an intact carcass.

  16. Roofmonkey says:

     It’s a commonly used entry point.  A couple of years ago my dog had the chance to run around loose in the woods on the edge of a farm and startled a young deer.  Dog chased it down, did a kill-bite on it’s neck before we could yank her away.  Dog ran back to the kill a few hours later and we found her eating the deer’s anus.  Dog is no longer welcome at that farm.

  17. Preston Sturges says:

    The inspiring true story of a hyena who started at the bottom and worked his way up.

  18. David Kopelman says:

    Maybe the hyena learned the technique from watching youtube.
    http://youtu.be/LYhT6FHEpwY

  19. Nylund says:

    Was anyone else annoyed when the guy said, “The skin is like two and a half centimeters thick.  So that’s over an inch thick.”

  20. Matthew Bondy says:

    I think I saw the prequel. Wasn’t Edison a producer?

  21. xian says:

    and I thought they smelled bad… on the outside.

  22. Mike Fischer says:

    Pretty sure that this should be titled “How NOT to eat an Elephant”

  23. Sirkowski says:

    Hot Dogs don’t seem so bad now…

  24. kmoser says:

    2 Hyenas 1 Elephant

  25. Sxe says:

    What happened to unicorn chasers?

  26. Marko Raos says:

    I actually got the assignment to translate and subtitle this doc for a cable channel… The software I work with has no “video off” option so I physically taped a piece of paper across the overlay area on my monitor, leaving only the lower third part visible (where the subtitles go.) Even so, I barely managed to complete the job…

  27. Stephen Anderson says:

    Christ, what an asshole!

  28. bingobangoboy says:

    That technique’s good for a lot more than just eating elephants!
    By the way, does anyone know if there’s any truth to the recent stories of hyenas wandering into cities & entering people’s bedrooms at night?

  29. How to eat an elephant? One spoonful at a time, obviosly.

  30. alissa mower clough says:

    Hey, they’ve got a reputation to uphold.
    On the other hand, they’re wonderful mothers.
    http://bestiary.ca/beastimage/img4534.jpg

  31. Petzl says:

    Just when I didn’t think it could get worse.

    It got worse.

  32. Dlo Burns says:

    I have the weirdest boner right now. 

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