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MOhillbilly
03-17-2013, 08:21 PM
They look like the should be.

allen_kcCard
03-17-2013, 08:32 PM
You want me to jack off a what!? /hog farmer

Mojo Jojo
03-17-2013, 08:34 PM
They are both class Mammalia...of course so are humans...We are all related at the class level.

nstygma
03-17-2013, 08:50 PM
both the elephant and the pig share a lot of common DNA with another mammalian, the very rare but loud and obnoxious rosielius odonnellus

Count Zarth
03-17-2013, 08:51 PM
Crazycoffey is definitely related to livestock.

Buck
03-17-2013, 08:54 PM
Pig and Elephant DNA just don't splice.

Nightfyre
03-17-2013, 08:59 PM
You want me to jack off a what!? /hog farmer

LMAO

DaneMcCloud
03-17-2013, 09:08 PM
They look like the should be.

Only if you're at a bar in Central Missouri

:D

Dave Lane
03-17-2013, 09:11 PM
Actually, neither. While elephants, pigs and cows are all mammals, elephants belong to their own lonely order, Proboscidea, which includes elephants, mammoths, and several other species that are now extinct.

Biologists put animals together according to what they have in common, and at one time they thought that elephants' thick skin was similar to the skin of pigs, so the two species must be related. As they looked more closely, however, they saw that pigs and elephants don't really have that much in common. Now taxonomists believe that the two living sets of animals most closely related to the elephant are the hyrax and the sea cow ("sirenians" -- isn't that a great name? -- manatees and dugongs).

aturnis
03-17-2013, 09:13 PM
I see what you mean, but their noses are totally different. I don't think their like close relation or anything. Maybe distant.

tooge
03-17-2013, 09:34 PM
If elephants tasted as good as pigs, they'd be extinct

Stanley Nickels
03-17-2013, 09:34 PM
This should answer everything*:

http://www.onezoom.org/mammals.htm

* Disclaimer: This may not answer everything. I did a half-assed Google search and came up with this. I haven't even read it.

milkman
03-17-2013, 09:45 PM
If elephants tasted as good as pigs, they'd be extinct

Who said there will be a world bacon shortage?

Gonzo
03-17-2013, 09:46 PM
Pig and Elephant DNA just don't splice.

Best Loverboy song ever.

tooge
03-17-2013, 09:46 PM
Bbqd elephant tusk sammich

tooge
03-17-2013, 09:47 PM
I meant trunk sammich

listopencil
03-17-2013, 09:49 PM
OK. I just need the answer. Does elephant taste like bacon?

cdcox
03-17-2013, 09:54 PM
See the picture of the elephant? Pigs are the suidae family. There up by the deer and whale pictures. Not closely related.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/An_evolutionary_tree_of_mammals.jpeg

Crush
03-17-2013, 09:57 PM
OK. I just need the answer. Does elephant taste like bacon?

I'm afraid not. It tastes like chicken.

Shaid
03-17-2013, 11:35 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/57/An_elephant_makes_love_to_a_pig.jpg/250px-An_elephant_makes_love_to_a_pig.jpg