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From: (James Davis Nicoll)
Subject: Re: Cold-adaption of the African Elephant
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Organization: University of Waterloo
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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1992 16:10:54 GMT
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	I took the liberty of stuffing a fully grown elephant into my
freezer last night, to test its adaptation to cold. My findings were:
	Post mortem showed severe trauma in the form of broken bones
and ruptured organs. As well, there was evidence of anoxia. Most of
the critter was not frozen by morning, so I can deduce that elephants
are not adapted to the artic, provided the arctic is .5m by .5 m by .25 m,
but that non-thermal effects kill them before temperature comes into play.
								James Nicoll

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