Tuesday, December 25, 2007

But ... how do they know?

You often hear things like 'enough poison to kill an elephant', or enough electricity or alcohol etc.

But how do they know? Whose testing all these things on elephants? Is there some sort of Institute for the Testing of Elephant themed Death Metaphors I don't know about?

With the electricity one, apparently that actually happened. Edison tested the opposing current on a condemned elephant to prove his electricity current choice was the safer one - see the wiki here.

Nice one Edison.

1 comment:

  1. The steam coming from the elephant's feet was particularly random. Good old wikipaedia...

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