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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:08 am

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised
in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Mbembe approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Mbembe worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to
face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments.

Mbembe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled.

Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Years later, Mbembe was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near
where Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe, lifted
its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Mbembe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the
enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.

The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Mbembe' s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:45 am

nice...although i thought this was going to be a thread about Michael Jackson
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:55 am

Mbembe is so not dead; I just got an email from him telling me I won the international internet lottery and that I need to contact him to claim my 2.75 Million (US$).
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Postby BGbootha » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:26 am

Good story
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Postby Phatferd » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:53 pm

Reminds me of when Peter made fun of the octopus and the tank broke and he got a hold of him.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:55 pm

LMAO! :-B

That one really tickled my funny bone. :-b :-b
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Postby Madison » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:19 pm

Coppermine wrote:Mbembe is so not dead; I just got an email from him telling me I won the international internet lottery and that I need to contact him to claim my 2.75 Million (US$).


He's ripping you off. If it's not $100 million or more, I don't waste my time going to get it. ;-7
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