Elephants are ridiculous!

by Deb on October 14, 2009

Actually elephants themselves aren’t but this is.  I’ve just read some “Elephant Fun Facts” and one of them is:

“Elephants weigh around 4535kg”

Sound reasonable?  Really?  That’s accurate to the nearest kilogram!  Or accurate to 0.02%.

One of the other facts is that:

“Elephants poop about 36kg a day”

So I wonder how that affects their weight?

Why not:

“Elephants weigh around 4500kg” OR

“Elephants weigh about 4 and a half tonnes?”

It’s the equivalent of saying you weigh 83.016kg – are your scales that good?

Hmmmm

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