Killer Elephants


Me: Why are there so many trees growing among the tea plants? Guide: Elephants are a very big problem here. Last year, eight tea workers died from elephant attacks. We have a lot of trees so that when an elephant comes, the workers can just climb up the trees and escape. 

Me: (jaw dropped)

Guide: Did you seriously believe that? If an elephant came and you were in a tree, the elephant could just shake the tree and you’d fall out. Then it would kill you. Trees actually help return oxygen to the soil, regulate water, and provide shade for the workers. If you want to escape an elephant, just run up a hill; they hate hills. (Turns around, thinking: stupid tourist.). 

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