Suck it

Watch: Elephants suck up food like vacuums

They inhale at 30 times the speed of a sneeze.

Elephants use their impressive trunks for many purposes, including picking up objects, drinking and spraying water, and loudly blowing air to communicate with other animals.


But on Tuesday, scientists published findings in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggesting another fascinating use for elephant trunks — which function almost like vacuum cleaners.