Elephants are tremendous distance swimmers. They can swim for up to six hours and 25 miles (48km). They are so buoyant that if they tire in the water, they can just rest by floating and will not sink. They can also use their trunk as a snorkel and dive. wildanimalpark.org/can-el…
In 2008 suspected serial murderer Ricky Simonds was found dead of heat stroke in the trunk of his ex-girlfriends car. Investigators on the case believe Simonds was waiting in the trunk to ambush and murder his ex-girlfriend, when he became locked in the vehicle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Toyota argued that, when empty, the Fuel Tank of the GT-One could theoretically hold a standard suitcase and be considered a trunk as required by the Le Mans GT1 rules. It worked, as the rules only required the suitcase to fit and didn't take into account if the "trunk" was actually usable. thedrive.com/accelerator/…
When George Foreman won the heavyweight championship at age 45 against Michael Moorer, he wore the same trunks he wore when he lost the title to Muhammad Ali 20 years prior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Today I learned of the Palm Cockatoo, the "Ringo Starr" of the bird world, Like no other creature in the world, they fashion thick sticks from branches, grip them with their feet and drum on trunks and tree hollows australiangeographic.com.…
Today I learned about the D.C. sniper attacks. A coordinated sniper attack in 2002, in which the shooters used a β€œ rolling sniper nest” in the trunk of a car. This resulted in 10 people losing their lives and 3 critically injured. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.C…
Adolf Galland, one of the top-scoring German aces of WWII, often flew missions in just his swimming trunks, smoking a cigar, and with a plane emblazoned with Mickey Mouse art. "I've always liked Mickey Mouse," he said when asked about the strange behavior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
A male elephant in India smashed through a wall in the house of Kipak and Lalita Mahato where their baby was. They saw the elephant start to move away; but when the baby kept crying, the elephant returned and used his trunk to gently remove pieces of brick and stone that had fallen on the baby. independent.co.uk/news/we…
Farmers in Africa use beehives to protect their crops from the largest and arguably most destructive crop pest in Africa: the elephant. Bees can’t sting through their thick hides but they can sting sensitive areas like the eyes, mouth, and inner trunk - they hear the hive buzzing and flee. thisiscolossal.com/2015/1…
Today I learned of the Ombalantu Baobab Tree. A tree so large that’s there’s a door in the trunk and 35 people can fit inside. It has served as a chapel, post office, house, and hiding spot during its history in Namibia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omb…
Today I learned of Jennifer Asbenson, a woman who survived an encounter with a serial killer, Andrew Urdiales. He assaulted her, bound her, and put her into the trunk of his car. She broke free and ran away. He chased her with her a machete, but she signalled a passing truck and escaped. Urdiales had 8 victims. people.com/crime/people-m…
Steve Martin leaked his own rider, which includes a roasted chicken to use as a dancing puppet, a pair of swim trunks in case there is a pool onstage, and a booklet called "How to Make Money From the Banjo". (The booklet must be more than two pages long.) stevemartin.com/stevemart…
On April 1st, 1991, a thief stole a box from the trunk of a car in New York City and discovered six partial human heads with the backs of the skulls cut away. They turned out to be specimens for study at an infirmary and not a strange April Fools' prank. evgrieve.com/2011/04/mark…
Leonardo da Vinci observed a relationship between the areas of tree trunks and branches that has been validated by current studies of many species, and has multiple theories explaining the relationship insidescience.org/news/un…
The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree has multi-coloured streaks on its trunk that comes from patches of outer bark that are shed annually at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones. amusingplanet.com/2011/10…
Only the outer layer of tree trunks are alive. The center of the trunk is technically dead but it will not decay or lose strength while the outer layers are intact. A piece of the dead core 12" long and 1" by 2" in cross section set vertically can support a weight of twenty tons. arborday.org/trees/RingsT…
Microbes living within tree trunks and root systems generate massive amounts of methane (50-65 million tons of methane annually from wetland trees alone) nationalgeographic.com/en…
Today I learned about the Jabuticaba tree which grows warts like fruits directly on its trunk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jab…
In 2019, a Florida man captures a WWII grenade while magnet fishing. Instead of reporting it immediately to the authorities, he placed it on his trunk and headed to a Taco Bell before calling 911. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Jeeps have Easter Eggs which are little animals or icons that have been found on the windshield, trunk, dashboard and various other parts of a Jeep. zigwheels.com/news-featur…
Gary Ridgway once moved the remains of two of his victims to Oregon, when he took his son there on a β€œcamping trip”. He packed them with his son’s clothes and his bicycle, in the trunk of his car. Ridgway paid cash on this trip and was careful not to leave any record linking him to Oregon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
The car trunk literally used to be a trunk strapped to the back of the car. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tru…
In Japan in 1968, 4 bank employees were transporting 300MΒ₯ in the trunk of a car. They were stopped by a young police officer, who claimed dynamite was on the car. When he crawled under to check and smoke came billowing out, they ran away. The β€œofficer” then got in the car and drove away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300…
In 2019 an iconic piece of Flint graffiti was vandalized with another graffiti - a Grand Trunk Western Railroad bridge changed to read "Grand Funk Railroad" had graffiti painted over the "F" and one of the GFR band members' names painted there. abc12.com/content/news/Ic…
An elephant destroyed a house in a remote village in Bengal and then turned to head back into the forest when a baby trapped under the rubble began crying. The elephant turned back and gently removed every last bit of debris covering the baby with their trunk. dailyedge.ie/elephant-sav…
In 2003 a herd of wild elephants released a group of captive antelopes from a game reserve in Southeast Africa. The matriarch of the herd undid all of the gate's metal latches with her trunk & then pushed it open. The antelope took their chance & ran into the bush followed by the elephants. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Don Johnson β€’ In 2002 German customs officers at the Swiss–German border performed a routine search of his car. Bank statements worth $8 BILLION in transactions were found in the trunk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Today I learned about Batyr, an elephant from Kazakhstan that could speak around 20 phrases by pushing his trunk into his mouth. He also died of a sedative overdose. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned about Sissy the Elephant who survived submerged with only her trunk above water for a day and a half after a Texas storm flooded her zoo. all-creatures.org/stories…
In the 1940s President Johnson,at the time a Congressman, used to drive around with a snake in his trunk because he believed black people were scared of snakes. He used to go to fuel stations get served by black guys and make them open the trunk and he was almost beaten with a tire iron snopes.com/fact-check/lbj…
Elephants "may show lateral preference when grasping with their trunks: some prefer to twist them to the left, others to the right." Essentially, they can be left or right "trunked"! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
There was a car parking system in the 1950's that involved a fifth wheel lowering out of the trunk to help with parking youtu.be/ki9otMeiRP0
Gore Vidal, walked down the senate aisle, barefoot wearing nothing but swim trunks, to gather his grandfather, Oklahoma Senator Thomas Gore. youtu.be/E76ArLbSABA?t=37…
A 1700 year old baobab tree in Modjadjiskloof, South Africa had a 15-person full bar inside its 155 foot wide trunk called the Big Baobab Tree Bar. The bar closed and the tree eventually fell over in 2017. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Back in 1979, a man who was kidnapped was rescued by a reporter and photographer because he was able to stick his hand out of the trunk he was in al.com/news/birmingham/20…
William Washington, a cavalry officer of the Continental Army, bluffed 112 Loyalists into surrendering a strongly fortified homestead without firing a shot by use of a "Quaker Gun", mounting a felled tree trunk on wagon axles to resemble a cannon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Trees are not a taxonomic group, but a variety of plants that independently evolved woody trunks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Baby elephants suck their trunks just like how babies suck their thumbs mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
There is a "forest" covering over 100 acres consisting of over 40,000 trunks of a single tree. The trunks are all connected to the same root system and collectively weigh 6000 metric tons. The root system is an estimated 80,000 years old, though each trunk only lives about 130 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Elephant's trunk contains around 100,000 different muscles. youtube.com/watch?v=i50r_…
On an island in Indonesia, if a child dies before he has started teething, the baby is placed inside the trunk of a growing tree. The hole is then sealed and as the tree begins to heal, the child is believed to be absorbed. Dozens of babies may be interred within a single tree. amusingplanet.com/2015/03…
The small elephant hawk moth (Deilephila porcellus) gets its common name for the caterpillar head's resemblance to an elephant's trunk. Hawk moths are also known as sphinx moths because the caterpillar resembles the Great Sphinx of Giza when resting. They are found in Europe and northern Africa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dei…
Koshik, an elephant in a South Korean zoo, learned to imitate human speech by sticking its trunk in its mouth smithsonianmag.com/videos…
That, in 1943, four boys in Worcestershire found a skeleton inside a tree trunk, with its hand some distance away. In 1944, graffiti was found nearby saying "Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm", along with other messages. Neither the skeleton nor the writer of the graffiti has ever been identified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
During the holocaust an Irish woman saved 200 Jewish children by hiding them in the trunk of her car en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
After a married couple escaped East Berlin in the trunk of an Austin Maxi in 1972, British Leyland's West German arm recreated the event for a television ad that would show that the Maxi's trunk was big enough to faciliate this. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
There is a 30-foot tree trunk known as the "Old Man of the Lake" that has been floating vertically in Oregon's Crater Lake for nearly 120 years. In 1938 they tracked the tree trunk's movement and discovered that it had traveled a total distance of over 60 miles in just under 3 months. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/O…
Body farms are places that keep dead human bodies in variety of conditions: car trunks, shallow graves, floating in pools, and study stages of decomposition to help solve crimes. One can sign up to donate their body to a body farm after death. nytimes.com/2019/02/28/we…
Despite growing up to 40 feet (12 meters) a banana plant is classified as a herbaceous perennial, as it does not have a trunk, branches or woody tissues. Botanically speaking, bananas are considered berries. Other berries are tomatoes, grapes, and kiwis. homeguides.sfgate.com/ban…
Eminem sold copies of his first album out of the trunk of his car. He later said it sold "maybe 70 copies" and was considered a complete failure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…

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