Water-skiing elephants. I thought I had heard wrong, but no, this is actually a true story. Back in 1959, a New Yorker named Max Rosey pulled off this stunt as part of an elaborate pr-campaign for the opening of an amusement park.
Elephants are known to love water, so perhaps this action sport venture was the best thrill of its life. It is hard to tell, but I cannot help feeling slightly worried for the poor creature being exploited for a publicity stunt. Check out the video too. Steady on now, don’t look down!
Something like this couldn't fly today with activists like PETA looking out for the welfare of animals; check out some of the animal-rights campaigns in the related trends below.
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Nude VJs for Animal Rights
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