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TIL That the original Price Is Right gave a contestant a real elephant as a gag prize, and planned later to give the winner $4,000 instead. The winner complained and demanded an elephant as promised. The show finally conceded and delivered it to the contestant’s home in Texas.(r/todayilearned)
Actually, the guy’s logic for wanting the elephant was pretty sound reasoning. He owned a farm and he had done the budgeting and figured out that keeping an elephant well-fed was cheaper than buying fertilizer for his cow pasture.
Source: I kinda wrote a book about this.