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White Elephant . . .

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. . . comes to mind during this season of gift-giving.

Legend says the origin is rooted in the kingdom of Siam, modern-day Thailand, when the king would present a white elephant to anyone around him who displeased him.

These animals were considered sacred so they could not be killed, nor could they be re-gifted since they were a present from the king. This meant you had to feed this beast, which could weight up to 12 tons, up to 600 pounds of food every day.

So if you didn’t have endless means, a white elephant meant it could be end of you.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

December 18, 2021 at 3:00 am

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