Elephants on Titanic


kevin johnson

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Were there elephants on the Titianic when she went down.
I saw something on a urban legends site about this

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John Clifford

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No, there weren't any elephants on board.
Well that sure ruins the idea that the elephant had over-sized ears, enabling him to fly off, and lead the Carpathia to the lifeboats.
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Does this also mean that nobody actually saw a beagle wearing a pilot's cap and goggles, and piloting a flying doghouse?
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And if I'm not careful, I'll be the one not on top of, but truly "in the doghouse".
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Yes, I'm ready to accept being exiled, "Off to Toronto or Mt. Tremblant".
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Bob Godfrey

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Well, there was that mention by Lawrence Beesley of "a man of about twenty to twenty-four years of age, well-dressed, always gloved and nicely groomed, and obviously quite out of place among his fellow passengers".

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Dave Gittins

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According to at least two websites, 47 elephants and dancing bears survived the sinking and were later employed in New York. So there!
 

John Clifford

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According to at least two websites, 47 elephants and dancing bears survived the sinking and were later employed in New York. So there!
Actually, Dave, that same troupe of elephants was frequently heard, marching on the Decks of Titanic around Dawn, every morning. Passengers noted the chants of "Hup-2-3-4!! Keep It Up 2-3-4....", though they could not remember if their leader was "Colonel Hauthie" or "Colonel Gracie" (he just claimed to be swimming and playing racquetball with Clinch Smith).
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One can note that the Elephant March was "The Real Racket"
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That was while "Jack" was overheard telling "Rose" to "Look for 'The Bare Necessities', the simple 'Bare Necessities'. Forget about your worries and your strife....".
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Later on, "Rose" paid tribute to "Jack", singing "I Wanna Be Like You-who-who!! I Wanna Walk Like You!! Talk Like You! Oo-woo-woo. You'll see it's true-oo-oo....".
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Now "Phil & The Moderators" will be starting the incantation of "Trust In Me...Just In Me...Shut Your Eyes!!; and Trust In Me", meaning "Time for someone to turn in, after a crazy day".
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BTW, if any ecological rumblings are heard, it's due to Phil Harris, Louis Prima, J. Pat O'Malley, and/or Sterling Holloway "spinning in their graves".

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Taylor Marino

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Ummmm... I am sure that there were not elephants or bears on the Titanic, but let people believe what they want to believe.

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>>Just imagine the ill feeling when informed that they couldn't take their trunks in the lifeboats!<<

But were the roosters allowed to take their combs ?

>>Well that sure ruins the idea that the elephant had over-sized ears, enabling him to fly off, and lead the Carpathia to the lifeboats.>>

Hichens: That was no flying elephant...Just a shooting star.
Mrs. J.J. Brown: " I heard a diamond ring and I seen a peanut stand but I ain't never seen an elephant fly !"
 
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>>Does this also mean that nobody actually saw a beagle wearing a pilot's cap and goggles, and piloting a flying doghouse?<<

If Doctor Doolittle (a distant relative of Eliza and Alfred P. ?) had been on board and had been a survivor this whole question could have been put to rest as I am sure he would have spent some time conversing with the residents in their kennels.

The Astor's Pet: (To Dr. Doolittle) "You think you've got troubles, Doc ! How'd you like to be a dog named "Kitty" !"
 

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