How does that snake keep her dress from falling down?

by Instant Noodle

1867 Preamble  Zoo

I would also ask: how did that bear get up there? How much did the giraffe pay the tailors for a collar that big? Why has that rhino got a top hat for his horn? How is that elephant balancing on that man? And the “elephant in the room” so to speak: how is the giraffe holding the umbrella?

(Preface to the 1867 almanac)