When books, being written by hand, were excessively scarce, they were kept in small coffers which the great carried about with them on their journeys. As manuscript volumes accumulated in the religious houses or in regal palaces, they were stored upon shelves or in cupboards, and it is from these cupboards that the bookcase of to-day directly descends.
The Elephant Statue is a statue featured in the Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends TV Series. It was to be delivered to Elephant Park near the narrow-gauge railway, and Duncan the Rock 'n' Rolling Engine was to take it there. But he was ignorant and impatient, and left the station without a brakevan. When he went down a hill, the elephant was so heavy, it pulled him down and along the line uncontrollably!
Homunculus is an extinct genus of monkeys that lived in Argentina during the Miocene. It is likely the ancestral species for the Callicebinae subfamily, whose living members are the titi monkeys.