Monday, September 8, 2008

The BS News Quiz of the Day

(My Internet crapped out at home. I'm worried that Comcast may need that weird long involved password made of numbers and letters and Klingon symbols they gave me long ago. I don't know where the hell I wrote it down. So, I'll try to get out this update while stealing wi-fi from various locales on my travels today.)


On Friday, I asked...

" Xiguang, an Asian elephant in China will soon be released from a protection center where he was recovering from what?"

30% said "obesity"
- That's only a problem for the domesticated American elephants.

9% said "memory loss"
- It's from eating all that paint we make them use to paint pictures to sell to tourists.

8% said "botched botox"
- The botox worked. It was the face lift. They didn't know when to stop lifting. His ankles are now above his head.

53% said "heroin addiction"

According to The Huffington Post, Xiguang, a 4-year-old male Asian elephant, became addicted after he was captured by smugglers along the Chinese-Myanmar border in March 2005. The traders fed the elephant bananas laced with heroin as bait and to pacify the creature, the official Xinhua News Agency said. When Xiguang was found two months later along with six other captured elephants in China's southwest, he was suffering from withdrawal and was sent to a protection center in China's tropical Hainan island. He is expected to return to the Yunnan Wild Animal Park in the capital of Yunnan province, Kunming, on Saturday.

I think we just found a new nickname for heroin. White Elephant, anyone?


Jason said...

I like the sound of "chasing the elephant."

Because... hey, you might actually be able to catch it.

Joe Janes said...

Nice. I also kind of like just calling it "trunk."