Monday, March 10, 2008

Plausibility Check: Horton Hatches the Egg

My son and I argued last night about what was more implausible in Horton Hatches the Egg: that the egg produced an Elephant Bird (my son favoured this) or that following this, the circus sent him back to Africa happy (that was my one)? My son argued convincingly that just sitting on an egg would not get the elephant bit into it as "it was all done earlier and who is that baby bird's daddy anyway?" Whereas, my implausibility candidate might have happened.

But while I am at it, let's not forget the year long gestation period for that egg and how Horton might have got himself food for the 51 weeks of it that he was in charge. Nonetheless, we can all agree that the hunters were correct in seeing the commercialisation options of an elephant in a tree.