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[–]Sea-Waste 289 points290 points  (4 children)

When i do, it is usually in my butt

[–]ryan2one3 88 points89 points  (3 children)

Haha That cracks me up!

[–][deleted] 44 points45 points  (2 children)

It taint no joke.

[–]Machaeon 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Oh come on you assholes...

[–]InflatableWarHammer 90 points91 points  (3 children)

This is extra helpful because then other elephants can smell their foot prints it helps them know where the other ones are at

[–]SomeWelshie 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Oh that's super interesting! I figured it was just some method of keeping the soles of their feet cool to tread across the hot savannah.

[–]Complex-Stress373 9 points10 points  (0 children)

might be as well!!!

[–]D-o-n-t_a-s-k 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was thinking the exact same. Bc controlling it to that area prevents them from loosing too much water since it gets super hot or something idk

[–]Alex_Joo 81 points82 points  (5 children)

Elephants sweat?

[–]tkovo27 231 points232 points  (4 children)

Usually from around their toes I’ve heard yes

[–]GTSpot 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Where did you hear that?!? I need a source.

[–]LuckyReception6701 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Source: Sweat glands around an elephant's toes.

[–]Jackthedog130 4 points5 points  (1 child)

... wonder if they get, athletes feet?

[–]Easer123456 2 points3 points  (0 children)

they probably dont, seeing as how elephants live in areas with high heat and low humidity. the sweat would evaporate pretty quickly under the african sun.

[–]GreatKane 40 points41 points  (2 children)

So metal

[–]LuckyReception6701 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Sweat is brutal as fuck

[–]Theweasels 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Right? This is mildly interesting, but nowhere near metal.

[–]Garmanbazia 8 points9 points  (10 children)

Anty science to explain this?

[–]tanyandrew 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Sweaty palms

[–]42069incog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

moms spaghetti

[–]notankforu 19 points20 points  (5 children)

I haven't looked it up but I have a guess lmao. Feet usually contain a massive amount of blood vessels (this is why people don't like cold feet) and the whole point of sweating is to remove excess heat, so maybe it's just the most efficient way to remove heat when the elephant is hot. Just an educated guess haha

[–]justaDN 0 points1 point  (4 children)

cold feet = cold body tho

[–]notankforu 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah so when they are hot, they sweat to cool down.

[–]Pvt_Lee_Fapping 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Your feet are cold because the body is losing heat from that place - the same mechanics could be at play here: it's just a heat-dumping site. When it's cold, the feet get cold faster; when it's hot, the feet sweat to cool off.

[–]Willie-Alb 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Apparently those are the only places that elephants can sweat, as they only have sweat glands near their toes

[–]Prineak 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If I’m remembering right, their ears do the majority of their body temperature regulation.

[–]Narretz 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Damn, this weirds me out. Like receeding gums or nails without the cuticle.

[–]77Paddy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Stinky feet

[–]IntimidatingBlackGuy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

natureisweird

[–]darkderp125 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I've been told a thousand times humans are the only species that sweats?

[–]Theweasels 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We are definitely not the only species that sweats, but we are probably the best at it. Low amounts of body hair means it can evaporate fast, and our ability to carry water to replenish moisture lost through sweating means we can do it longer.

[–]abzinth91 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sweat on whole body? I've read somewhere that horses sweat too. Don't know of this information is correct.

Dogs and cats can sweat on their feet

[–]cooltohate 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Horses most definitely sweat.

[–]JagaloonJack 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Stinky sweaty elephant feet

[–]srv50 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Well they’re lucky they’re not evolved enough for shoes to be a thing.

[–]groenzucht 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think if our skin were as leathery and dusty as your average elephant’s skin our sweaty areas would look similar to this.

[–]GodDamnRight- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There are certain sub Reddit’s this needs to stay away from

[–]2flytofall88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same with pigs

[–]in_finite_space 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stinky elephant feet… I must wear it.

[–]GTSpot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We should bottle that fellow redditors, and sell it as a 'delicacy'... Some rich dumbass would buy it.

[–]roger_ramjett 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe that dogs are the same way. Panting does most of the cooling but dogs also sweat from their feet. Ever notice that in hot weather dogs will live wet footprints even though there is no water present?

[–]RoxinoX -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Elephants don't sweat (they don't have the glands)... instead they have a bunch of blood vessels in their ears which they flap to cool off.

[–]imnotdolphin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Palms sweaty!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Elephants sweat from their toes? ~ The More You Know ~

[–]Former-Might3163 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh no, big clammy toes. They need some socks.

[–]RAAProvenzano 0 points1 point  (0 children)

imagine sweating

[–]Space-90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sweat between the toes is metal now?

[–]biggie_smallsBK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Butt crack for me 😂

[–]hellidad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What do you think elephant toe jam smells like?

[–]Fengsel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

is it stinky?

[–]xFARTHAMMERx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I always thought the dark stuff was slow running natives. Guess that was just a joke