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2014-01-14 09:06:10 PM  
6 votes:
That's what you get for following too closely. They shouldn't have killed the poor elephant.
2014-01-14 05:07:24 PM  
5 votes:
The ones that should have been put down were the idiots in the car that thought it was OK to drive right up to an elephant.
2014-01-14 09:30:09 PM  
2 votes:
You guys are talking like the person filming is a master cinematographer who knew what was going to happen, how to frame a shot, had a steadycam, and wasn't in a moving vehicle on a dirt road while something frightening was happening.

Reality check, its just some person with a cell phone who happened to be filming this. They don't really deserved to be punched because their crappy camera filming under crappy circumstances makes a crappy video.
2014-01-14 09:08:37 PM  
2 votes:
For heaven's sake, edit that farking shiatty video or hold that phone steady and on the shot. Like watching a video on that shiatty hip hop site that shows all the violent videos.

And as for the elephant: "Clever girl."
2014-01-14 09:07:18 PM  
2 votes:

Dinki: The ones that should have been put down were the idiots in the car that thought it was OK to drive right up to an elephant.

That is the worst part of this story.  A couple of Derp-nuggets pull some retarded shiat and they put the elephant down?  Oh FFS.
2014-01-14 09:06:23 PM  
2 votes:
so they can add a title card and do a slo-mo instant replay but they can't edit out all the garbage video throughout?
2014-01-14 05:06:43 PM  
2 votes:
and why did they not drive away?  well it's said their brains shrunk 10 sizes that day
2014-01-15 12:44:27 AM  
1 vote:

mongbiohazard: I simply said that as a matter of fact they are incredibly simplistic compared to humans

That's an anthropocentric judgment call. It's implying that complexity is a valued trait and is a goal. It's not.
2014-01-14 10:59:56 PM  
1 vote:

Ishkur: Lsherm: Tools. The minute we figured out we could carry a pointy stick with our opposable thumbs and then stick them into something to kill it, we were gold. Throwing things probably happened concurrently, surely someone noticed if you threw a rock at someone it hurt.

There is a big chicken and egg question in anthropology about which came first: opposable thumbs which necessitated a big brain to do creative things with them, or a big brain which wanted free appendages to work all sorts of mischief. I'm liable to think that that the two evolved together and pushed each other: The more we used one necessitated advancement in the other.

But tool use isn't that special. Lots of animals use tools. Just look at what crows can do with them. Otters, beavers, primates, octopus, dolphins... they all use tools in one form or another. But none of them can throw. I can't stress enough how much of a ecological game changer that is. We kill at a distance! Think about that.

We're the only animal that does that.

No, we already had opposable digits because of our primate ancestry before we ever came down from the trees and started farking with tools.

Our big brains were probably the result of many different evolutionary pressures and population bottlenecks over time, one after another. Climate changes may have led to us coming down from the trees, which put us in danger from predators (like big cats) that we hadn't needed to worry about before, which led to us developing a bipedal stance to keep a better eye out for predators (which also freed our forelimbs up for eventual tool use) as well as more complex communication. Our ever increasing mental capabilities were only further enhanced by extinctions and habitat pressures resulting in population bottlenecks where only the most capable proto humans survived.

Sort of a Rube Goldberg machine of death and mating resulting in an animal which could eventually invent Gucci jeans.
2014-01-14 10:13:03 PM  
1 vote:

Ishkur: We're the only animal that does that.

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2014-01-14 09:28:10 PM  
1 vote:
Please give the camera to a male.
2014-01-14 09:25:31 PM  
1 vote:
If I ever meet the cinematographer I will probably punch them for their complete incompetence.

Also, the powers that be should not have killed the elephant.
2014-01-14 09:20:06 PM  
1 vote:
They should've hid in the trunk.
2014-01-14 09:16:21 PM  
1 vote:
The elephant was just playing.
2014-01-14 09:14:23 PM  
1 vote:
That was some amazing door-handle, back-of-that-guy's-head, close-up-of-palm, car-headliner ACTION!
2014-01-14 09:09:34 PM  
1 vote:
Darwin is calling your name. Why the heck they didn't drive away is incomprehensible. Their stupidity to remain in an extremely dangerous place nearly got them killed. Instead, the elephant was killed because these idiots didn't give a f about themselves or the consequences of their lack of action.
2014-01-14 09:09:24 PM  
1 vote:
Im going to be the first who says it? It looks fake.

Im not saying its fake, but its fake.
2014-01-14 09:04:50 PM  
1 vote:
Humans are only on top of the food chain because of their bang-bang sticks.

/Dumbass gets injured or dies and all of a sudden its the animals fault with resulting execution for its deed.
2014-01-14 04:56:04 PM  
1 vote:
Reminds me of the T-Rex vs car scene in Jurassic Park, but in this case you don't have to worry about the elephant eating you.
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