Funny story from: Roadsideamerica.com
A life-size bronze statue, cast from an African Bull elephant, has been dedicated as part of the United Nations sculpture garden in New York City, NY. Before the ceremony, workers maneuvered potted plants to block the public’s view of the statue’s 2-FOOT LONG PENIS.
As onlookers jostled for better views, Secretary-General Kofi Annan spoke about this gift from Nepal, Kenya, and Namibia. “The sheer size of this creature humbles us,” he said. “As well it should, for it tells us that some things are bigger than we are.”
Update Sept. 2010: The sculpture park is currently closed, but the elephant is visible, though now obscured by the modesty shrubs planted alongside.