Things I Would Ask My Dryer

What exactly is more dry? Is that better or worse than optimum dry?


Mar. 24, 1964: Reluctant Bootsie, a baby Indian elephant who handlers feared wouldn’t make the five mile march to Madison Square Garden from the Mott Haven railyards, was hailed a cab. As the article explained, Bootsie, a teething Barnum and Baily Circus elephant, was taken in and out of the cab for the benefit of photographers, then driven a few yards. The ride was canceled when Hugo Schmitt, Bootsie’s trainer, “detected signs of nervousness in the elephant.” Photo: Eddie Hausner/The New York Times