The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Monday, September 22, 2003
Elephant Appreciation Day
According to Mission Media, Elephant Appreciation Day was declared beginning in 1996 to celebrate the Elephant because it ...
- is the largest land mammal of our era,
- is unique among mammals for its trunk,
- is the most noble of beasts on earth,
- is most undeservedly threatened with extinction,
- has been man's benefactor in numerous ways throughout history,
- is entertaining and amusing,
- is gentle and friendly,
- contributes to ecosystem development and maintenance
...and they make great corkscrews as seen in The Daily Screw gallery:
Note the pink elephant with a left-handed worm.
More on Elephant Appreciation Day can be found on the Mission Media website.
And while we are on this subject of elephants, let us not forget about The Screwy Tuskers, Alf Erickson's elephant polo team, that competed this past week.
©2003 Don Bull, Editor