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March 26, 2015
Two elephants support a stranded eighteen-wheel truck in danger of tipping over in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana in this March 24, 2015 handout photo.  REUTERS/ Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters

Two elephants support a stranded eighteen-wheel truck in danger of tipping over in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana in this March 24, 2015 handout photo. REUTERS/
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters

Forget AAA.

An 18-wheeler containing a cargo of elephants wound up stranded on the shoulder of the road in Louisiana, about to tip over, Reuters reports. The driver — yes, he’s an elephant trainer — removed his elephants from the trunk (pun intended) and instructed them to prop up the vehicle. The elephants saved the day, pushing the giant truck back upright. Both elephants left the scene unscathed.

Like the elephants, you best not forget — there’s more news you may have missed:

 

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The terrible tourists

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A Chinese tourist strikes a similar pose to statues as they visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok March 23, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

A Chinese tourist strikes a similar pose to statues as they visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok March 23, 2015. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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