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4 years 50 weeks ago, 4:39 PM

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Elephant Story

In 1986, Peter Davies 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 Peter approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it.

As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his 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.

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

Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.

Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Peter 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 Peter and his son Cameron were standing.

The large bull elephant stared at Peter, 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, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant.

Peter 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 Peter legs

and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming bullshit stories .

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 4:40 PM

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Wonderful, hillbilly

I'm all misty-eyed. What a happy ending. One less Democrat to vote.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 4:48 PM

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ummm

yeah

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:34 PM

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Eat elephant crap

"ummm, yeah". Holy jesus you're amazing. WHY ARE YOU STILL ALIVE????

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:36 PM

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so quality is not part of the equation. Course, maybe I shouldn't brag. :-)

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:40 PM

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I think the moral of this story is don't be an Idoit

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:40 PM

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I don't get it

What does this have to do with this topic? I'm a victim of the Missouri public education system, so help me out.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:43 PM

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first of all

being that it happened in chicago....i think mayor daley made the elephant do it....and other than that im flabbergasted

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:43 PM

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So both of us are agreeing with you.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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nope

help me out here. dip me in elephant whiz, still wouldn't know.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:47 PM

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Anybody have any specific questions?

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:54 PM

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no

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 7:55 PM

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OH, I GET IT!!!!

Each of those posts is a point. I didn't get what you meant by "each one of those". Got it now. And "idoit" isn't french, it's poor grammer. No spaces between the word i do it. Hah hah, get it? Neither do I.

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