And You Thought You Had A Weight Problem

When Carolyn and I were at the National Zoo in D.C. last Friday, we watched three different elephants walk across their massive scale. A little elephant went across it, followed by a larger elephant, followed by a massive, 9,000-pound hulk of an animal.

Nine thousand pounds!


Here’s a little help to put that in perspective. This 9,000-pound elephant is the equivalent of:

  • Two and a quarter of my cars, which is a 1999 Chevy Malibu.
  • 1.68 times the entire starting lineup (both offense and defense) for the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts.
  • 1,200 Baby Mallorys (Mallory is one of our new church babies).
  • Over 30 Pastor Daryls.
  • About 9 or 10 of this guy:

real fat guy

Published in: on April 11, 2007 at 8:41 am  Comments (5)  

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  1. Elephants can eliminate around 155kg of dung in a 24 hour period –at intervals of around 1.4 hours.
    1 kilogram = 2.20462262 pounds
    341.72 pounds of dung a day

  2. A whole lot of dunging goin on

  3. Ty, that makes me wonder how you can live so close to the zoo!

  4. i see runnung shoes i think, is he running with the bulls?

  5. Dude, that’s funny! Actually, he’s doing a belly flop. He’s a favorite in belly flop contests.

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