Elephant Circus Facts Questions

Paul asks…

What is wrong with American History do Historians Distort Facts to Glorify Profit?

Thomas Edison ; He is credited with the invention of the incandescent light bulb, but priority for that invention goes to an Englishman named Sir Joseph Swan (1828-1914). Edison’s only original “invention” was the ELECTRIC CHAIR!! (Harold Pitney Brown invented the electric chair for Thomas Edison in order to discredit AC.) and discredit The Greatest Electrical Genius Who ever lived….Nicola Tesla…


Brown and Edison killed many animals, including a circus elephant, while testing their prototypes. They also held executions of animals for the press in order to ensure that AC current was associated with electrocution. It was at these events that the term electrocution was coined. Most of their experiments were conducted at Edison’s West Orange, New Jersey, laboratory in 1888.

Were You taught that in School!!!……..?

Andrew answers:

No, of course not. That sort of information is totally inappropriate for young children and shouldn’t be discussed until high school. Re-writing history happens in every country, largely due to nationalism, not for profit. There are people who say the holocaust never happened. You won’t find human rights abuses in any Asian textbook. US presidents are glorified, and their peccadillos certainly won’t be found in history classes for youngsters, although the History TV Channel has done some excellent objective programs.
People want to see themselves in a good light. There may be errors in history textbooks, but the phenomenon certainly isn’t limited to the US.

Marie asks…

Elephant Debate?

Ok, my brother and I are having this huge debate about what’s better and all: an elephant or a pig? I’m on the elephant side… (by the way, this whole thing started when I called him a “pig” because he ate like 4 pieces of cake. And him being the random brother that he is said, “Well, at least I’m not an elephant!”) So yeah… I just need facts or opinions about why elephants are better than pigs!

I don’t actually like either animal, also. This is just a playful little debate/inside joke that’s been going on for about a week now.

Something like, “Elephants get to be the stars in a circus while Pigs get slaughtered and eaten for breakfast” in the kind of immature stuff that’s going on.

Thanks ahead of time!

Andrew answers:

Elephants are way better.
They’re highly intelligent,
They care deeply for their family
They have a graveyard for their dead.
They’re bigger
They’re stronger
And they’re higher up on the food chain than a pig.

Cindy asks…

Which information would not be found in an encyclopedia?

Tell me out of these 4 statements which information would NOT be found in an encyclopedia and why.

1. facts about elephants

2. the history of circuses

3. climate in Asia

4. today’s weather in Africa

Andrew answers:

Fact about elephants whatever they are

Caroline asks…

Does anyone think Animal cruelty is wrong, and if so, what are you doing about it?

I have found that many people actually don’t care about animals, and so I wanted to know your opinion. I’m not just talking about pet animal cruelty, but even things like circuses. I did a little bit of research on the internet on things and this is what I found:

(Note: This is actually a real life scenario!):

Behind the scenes, elephant trainer Tim Frisco instructs would-be trainers how to dominate elephants and make them perform circus tricks. “Sink that hook into ’em. When you hear that screaming, then you know you got their attention.” An elephant trumpets in agony as Frisco’s bullhook, with its sharp metal hook and spiked end, tears through her sensitive skin. Frisco, a Carson & Barnes elephant trainer, learned the trade from his father, a former trainer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The fact is, animals do not naturally ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance on balls, or jump through rings of fire. To force them to perform these confusing and physically uncomfortable tricks, trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks, and other painful tools of the trade.

It is said that over 70 million animals are tortured and killed in US laboratories each year. Rabbits are routinely blinded in a process named the ‘Draize’ test. The Draize test protects companies from potential lawsuits, and does not necessarily protect or guarantee human safety. Purchasing cosmetics from companies who specify no animal testing is one small step that can be taken to prevent animal cruelty. The medical research field also take part in animal experimentation.

Approximately 4 million animals are used in research each year in Australia alone. It has been estimated that at least twenty to thirty animals die in laboratories each second worldwide.

What do you think of these statistics? Do you think it is wrong for people to do this? What do you think people should do to help prevent animal cruelty?

Also, the reason I put this question into this category is because if I put it into something like ‘pets’ I’d just get answers from animal lovers. I want to know everybody’s opinion. What do you think?

Andrew answers:

I think you bring up some good points in all forms of animal cruelty. It is wrong but I am getting the feeling that its only getting worse and worse, not better.

I rescued two mares recently. (female horses) They are both under weight so terribly that their bones are exposed literally in some spots. The skin is just totally rubbed off. Sadly I could only take the two worst horses and there are still 40 horses there. PETA got involved in it because the local animal control will do nothing for them. We are talking dead horses laying around, live ones walking in the same pen, etc.

So yes, its bad in all sorts of forms. Whether its right under your nose or behind the scenes. If more people cared I think more action would be taken.

Good question!

Nancy asks…

Is this a good childrens story?

Read my story below;
And tell we wheter its good for a childs story?

Nelly the Elephant was born at the circus, and she was quickly placed into a pen with another elephant named Ollie.Now, Ollie was a little older than Nelly, but they quickly became best friends. In fact, they were such good friends, that they were nearly inseparable.Nelly and Ollie were such good friends that if Ollie was one place and Nelly was in another place, they would, with a little magic, always end up together again.

One day, Nelly and Ollie were getting some water with another, older elephant. Nelly noticed that her trunk was shortest, and Ollie’s was a little longer, and the older elephant’s trunk was the longest. Nelly wished, because she had to be so close to the water dish in order to drink, that all their trunks were the same length. And, with a little magic, Nelly and Ollie’s trunks grew to be the same length as the other elephant’s.

When Ollie was old enough, he began his training to be part of the elephant act at the circus. He couldn’t spend time with Nelly any more. Nelly missed Ollie very much. She felt as if her heart were breaking .Every day, she missed Ollie more and more. She wished they would be together again. She wished and she wished and she wished . Before she knew it, Nelly was old enough to start her training and, with a little bit of magic Nelly and Ollie were together again.

The time came for Nelly and Ollie to perform for the first time together. They had three different tricks to do at the circus. They were both very nervous. Nelly and Ollie didn’t think that they were special enough to be a part of the show. They were so little, and the other elephants were so big. They didn’t think they were worthy. The first trick required strength, as Nelly and Ollie both needed to stand on their back legs at the command of the ring master. Nelly and Ollie both wished for strength to stand up straight and tall and, with a little magic, Nelly and Ollie both stood as tall as they could be. The next trick required grace as Nelly and Ollie needed to dance with each other in time with the music. They both wished and wished that they would be graceful. With a little magic, Nelly and Ollie danced beautifully together. The final trick required courage, as Nelly was going to be bounced off a teetertotter onto Ollie’s back. Nelly and Ollie wished and wished and wished for courage. With a little bit of magic, Nelly bounced just as she had been taught, and Ollie caught her just as he had been taught and the audience cheered and cheered for Nelly and Ollie.

Andrew answers:

Yes that is a good children’s book. I bet you could be a children’s writer (like a real one that gets published and stuff.

Mandy asks…

I need help understanding these poems…?

If you don’t know the kind of person I am
and I don’t know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.

For there is many a small betrayal in the mind,
a shrug that lets the fragile sequence break
sending with shouts the horrible errors of childhood
storming out to play through the broken dike.

And as elephants parade holding each elephant’s tail,
but if one wanders the circus won’t find the park,
I call it cruel and maybe the root of all cruelty
to know what occurs but not recognize the fact.

And so I appeal to a voice, to something shadowy,
a remote important region in all who talk:
though we could fool each other, we should consider —
lest the parade of our mutual life get lost in the dark.
For it is important that awake people be awake,
or a breaking line may discourage them back to sleep;
the signals we give — yes or no, or maybe —
should be clear: the darkness around us is deep.

–A Ritual To Read To Each Other, William Stafford. I have two more poems to add to this.
Just playing, I understnad the other two poems now, just I don’t get that one.

Andrew answers:

It means follow yourself and not others ( be a leader not a follower) hope i helped

Alana asks…

Is this story good can you please tell me?

I know, It’s kind of long, Just read it ! Please.

Wally the Amazing Elephant
By, ***** ******* You can’t steel it because It’s mine and if you do…BEWARE

Wally snuggled into his blanket trying to hide from the roaring wind blowing through the cracks of his crate. He was cold, hungry, tired, and miserable. He missed his mother, who was sold to the San Diego Zoo. But poor Wally had to stay with The Mike and Laura’s Circus.
With a crash, a bang, and a jerk, the train skidded to a halt. Wally heard people yelling, pigs squealing, monkeys screeching, and doors slamming. After an hour or two everything was silent. Wally was confused; he had no idea what had just happened. Even though Wally was so scared, he managed to fall asleep, fast asleep. In fact he was so deep in sleep a bomb could’ve went off and he wouldn’t even have noticed it.
Something soft and fluffy was tickling Wally’s foot. At first he didn’t really notice, but as he gain conciseness, he jumped up and screamed. “Whoa there big guy, don’t squash me!” Yelled a small squeaky voice. “Who said that?” asked Wally shaking all over. “Down here!” came the voice again. Wally looked down, and sitting in front of him was the most peculiar rabbit he had ever laid eyes on. He was wearing a tuxedo shirt complete with a tie, and matching the tie was an orange hat with red polka dots.
“I’m Flea, who are you?” He asked having to look quite a far way up at Wally. “I’m Wally.” answered Wally kind of shocked. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a big black blob swings to the ground next to Flea. It took only a second for Wally to realize it was a chimpanzee.Wally backed away bumping into the wall of the crate. Sorry buddy, thought I should come swing by.” said the chimp. “Uh…What’s your name?” stammered Wally. “It’s Bananas, Wally.” He answered opening the crate door. “How do you know my name?” asked Wally in awe. “Doesn’t really matter does it? Now let’s go!” Bananas yelled picking up Flea and jumping onto Wally’s back. “Where to?” Wally asked stepping forward. “Home, of course!” Bananas and Flea yelled.
It was getting dark, and there was still no sign of home anywhere. The ground was vast and dried up. “Hey elephant!” called a voice from above Wally. Wally lifted his exhausted head. And saw a crow. “Um we are trying to find our home!” Wally yelled up to the crow. The crow swooped to the ground and answered “Oh I see, you from the circus?” he asked nodding to the blanket resting on Wally’s back that said “Circus”. “Yes we are, and what’s your name?” Wally asked looking down at the bird. “It’s Cracker-Jack, but just call me Jack, and I can help you just follow me to the city.” And with that Jack flew into to the air, and Wally followed.
After awhile of endless walking, Wally spotted tall building, and light. When he entered the city people were screaming, cars were stopping, and people were surrounding poor Wally and his friends.
“Stand back people!” yelled a man holding a strange gun. Wally was terrified, and so was Bananas and Flea for they were griping his skin. He was shaking all over. Suddenly there was a loud pop and Wally felt woozy. His vision started to get blurry. Then everything went black.
Wally was alone, and he was walking, but going nowhere. ‘Where oh where can home be” he wondered. Suddenly everything was black; he was walking through black, but not going anywhere.
“Ahhh!” screamed Wally sitting up. He was drenched in sweat. That was his worst nightmare ever. “Now, now sweetie, I’m right here.” said the most beautiful voice ever to enter Wally’s ears. He turned around to see his beautifully amazing mother sitting in front of him. Now, Wally knew he was home.
Well yes it is for school we used a folded piece of paper with a hat on it(My hat was orange with red polkadots) when you unfolded the paper it was totaly something else…confusing… and part of the new picture was the hat, so my random new picture was an elephant with a blancket that said Circus.

Andrew answers:

Very good, I like it!

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