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Elephants on Titanic

Discussion in 'Animals on the Titanic' started by kevin johnson, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. kevin johnson

    kevin johnson Member

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

    [Moderator's note: This thread was originally posted in "Ships Manifest", but has been moved to here. JDT]
     
  2. Jason D. Tiller

    Jason D. Tiller Moderator

    No, there weren't any elephants on board. Since it was on a urban legends site, I'd take it with a huge grain of salt.
     
  3. John Clifford

    John Clifford Member

    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. wink.gif grin.gif

    Does this also mean that nobody actually saw a beagle wearing a pilot's cap and goggles, and piloting a flying doghouse? wink.gif smile.gif grin.gif

    And if I'm not careful, I'll be the one not on top of, but truly "in the doghouse". smile.gif grin.gif
    Yes, I'm ready to accept being exiled, "Off to Toronto or Mt. Tremblant". grin.gif
     
  4. >>Were there elephants on the Titianic when she went down.<<

    Only the pink ones some of the passengers saw after having a little too much to drink.
     
  5. Bob Godfrey

    Bob Godfrey Member

    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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  6. Dave Gittins

    Dave Gittins Member

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

    John Clifford Member

    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). smile.gif
    One can note that the Elephant March was "The Real Racket" grin.gif .

    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....". grin.gif wink.gif .

    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....". grin.gif

    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". grin.gif

    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".

    GOOD NIGHT!!
     
  8. Taylor Marino

    Taylor Marino Member

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

    Taylor
     
  9. I would have to agree with you on that too!!! Sounds just like the myth about the mummy on the Titanic!!
     
  10. Of course there weren't any elephants on Titanic. They would have found their footprints in the butter if there were!
     
  11. Just imagine the ill feeling when informed that they couldn't take their trunks in the lifeboats!
     
  12. >>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 !"
     
  13. >>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" !"
     
  14. I sometimes think these threads get a little out of hand. I plead guilty of contributing to same.
     
  15. Matteo Eyre

    Matteo Eyre Member

    how could any elephants or bears survive the sinking, hide in a lifeboat, swim to New York
    Think people
    Matteo :)
     
  16. Bob Godfrey

    Bob Godfrey Member

    No need for thinking in this thread, Matteo. All you need is a sense of humour!
     
  17. Matteo Eyre

    Matteo Eyre Member

    Certainly right there Bob :)