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When the quiz master says the answer is “beaking”, the question is, what is the term for the touch on the shoulder a friendly elephant makes with his trunk? I did not expect to learn this when I read Paul Allen’s recent autobiography.
My experience with elephants is limited to circuses and to observing that the area where they browse native plants at the zoo looks like elk have been visiting, very tall elk. However, I did read a 1973 interview with a Ringling clown who pointed out that it is unwise to stand between an elephant and a solid object, because they like to lean on things.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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