Guy waves his hand to stop the attack of a charging elephant

Elephants are really dangerous animals. It is good advice to stay as far as possible from them because of their seemingly random charges. Unless you are this guy and you can calm the animal down thanks to your magic hand waving (and balls of steel.) I can imagine him saying "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" » 6/13/14 10:08pm 6/13/14 10:08pm

Origami Master Makes a Life-Size Elephant From a Single Sheet of Paper

Origami artist Sipho Mabona just pulled off an incredible feat of paper folding, turning a single 50 foot by 50 foot sheet of paper into a life-size paper elephant standing more than 10 feet tall. It was no doubt a painstaking process, but watching the artist and his team in process is strangely soothing. » 3/11/14 4:20pm 3/11/14 4:20pm

How a Dead Elephant Is Consumed In Under Two Minutes

This is a time lapse of what happens when you leave a dead elephant on the savanna. Yes, it's like the Lion King, but really gross. Don't play it if you don't want to see leopards, hyenas and flies putting all those proteins and carbohydrates back into the ecosystem. » 2/16/11 4:36pm 2/16/11 4:36pm

Travel Bags Versus 10,300-Pound Elephant: FIGHT!

It's not a scientific test, but is there any other better way to test the strength of five bag brands than using a 10,300-pound elephant? Maybe there is, but it won't be this fun. Surprisingly, one bag resisted: » 12/26/09 8:30pm 12/26/09 8:30pm

You Can Count Elephants By Just Using Acoustic Gear, So Drop That Poop

How do you count elephants in the jungles of Africa? You can either collect their excrement or you can listen. No, seriously. The Elephant Listening Project at Cornell University has figured out how to count elephants using acoustic monitoring. » 10/09/09 1:30am 10/09/09 1:30am

Land Rover S1 Phone Tested By Elephants: It Really Is The Strongest…

This is why the Sonim/Land Rover S1 phone is the toughest phone yet: it can stand an elephant stomp, being run over an actual Land Rover and being tossed out of a second floor window. Plus... » 7/02/09 6:00pm 7/02/09 6:00pm

Panasonic Toughbook Survives Tiger Attacks, Elephant Stomps, and…

Most of us have no need for Panasonic's Toughbook-30: Its specs are unremarkable and the 13.3-inch laptop weighs over 8 pounds. But then, our mortal laptops could never survive the ridiculous, almost cartoony beating Forbes gave it. » 6/24/09 12:45am 6/24/09 12:45am

Elephant Flash Drive's Junk Is Bigger Than His Trunk

If you think that trunk is impressive, wait until you see this Elephant's giant dongle. The 4GB USB flash drive whips out from the beast's underbelly when you're ready for it to mount your computer. [XTremeGeek via GeekyGadgets via CraziestGadgets] » 6/16/09 8:00pm 6/16/09 8:00pm

Amazing Mechanical Elephant Is Not Afraid of USB Mice

Steampunk may be tired, but this mechanical elephant has left us speechless with its design and detail. It's just stunning, from tail to trunk. Built over the course of three and a half months by photographer/designer/cool-guy-at-large Andrew Chase, the 85-pound elephant automaton is made out of "transmission parts,… » 11/19/08 7:00pm 11/19/08 7:00pm

Text Messaging Is Saving Kenyan Elephants From Themselves

Elephants are text messaging themselves out of trouble, thanks to an SMS system implemented in a Kenyan nature reserve. The gentle-ish giants are outfitted with SIM cards in their collars, which automatically alert wildlife rangers if they get too close to nearby farms. Rangers can then shoo them away before they do… » 10/14/08 10:05pm 10/14/08 10:05pm

Cute Elephant Robot Drinks Human Urine

Those crazy inventors over at Mertec in Japan have recently unveiled their newest creation—a robot elephant designed to clean urinals. The man behind the unique design claims that the elephant theme came to him because he imagined the trunk as "a powerful reversal of the urinal drain." The idea of reversal is even… » 4/24/08 7:00pm 4/24/08 7:00pm