The best book on elephants

The UN sponsored a competition on which nation can produce the best book on elephants.

The British submited a dry historical account “The Elephant and the British Empire.”

The French submited a text “The Sensuality of the Elephant – a Personal Account.”

The Germans submited 47 Volumes entitled “An Elementary Introduction to the Foundation of the Science of the Elephant’s Ear.”

The Americans submited an article from “Money” magazine: “Elephants – the Perfect Tax Shelter for the 80s”

Green-Peace submited a counter-entry “Elephants – they’re better than People”

The Russians submited a terse manuscript titled “The superiority of the Soviet Elephant”

And submited a poem “The Joy and Freedom Brought forth by the Soviet Elephant.”

But the Japanese won with their Promotional Flier “We have no Elephants but wouldn’t you want to buy a Honda instead”



The best book on elephants