Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Today's Giggle

According to the email I got, there is a certain tree in Africa that produces a fruit that contains alcohol. Being the desert and all this juicy fruit is extremely tasty to all the animals.
The problem with this being, of course, that they get intoxicated when they eat the fruit.
I don't know if this is for real, but I can't imagine what else would make elephants and monkeys act this way.
The narrative in the video is in French, but you don't need to hear it to understand. But the music adds to it I think.


Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

Having worked in a bar for a while I can say that these animals look a lot like customers on a Saturday night. Wow Della you find some interesting stuff. It's nice to have you back. -- Drew

Chuck and Nancy said...

If I grew that tree, and then ate the fruit, would I be breaking the Word of Wisdom?

Lydia said...

Your right the music does make the video.

Jordan said...

I grew up with this movie and my dad just bought it on DVD. It is, hands down, my favorite animal video. Well, Planet Earth is great, but they didn't have the same filming technology back When Animals Are Beautiful People was made.

The way it says it in English is that the fruit of the marula tree gets ripe and falls to the ground and all the animals gorge themselves. Then the fruit ferments in their tummies and they all get drunk. Hilariousness ensues.

Jane Bal said...

It is true what Jordan says, the fruit is called marula and does come from a beautiful tree called the marula tree. The marula is rotten or very close to rotten when it contains a percentage of alcohol which those animals ate. We in South Africa make a cream liquer out of this lovely fruit, its called Amarula...Devine...!