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In 1986, Mike Melbe 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 Mike 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, Mike 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. Mike stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Mike never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Mike 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 Mike and his son Tim were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mike, 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, Mike couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Mike 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 Mike's legs.......



........ and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.:eek:




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May have to be British to understand this.....


Major Leonard Shawcross was on this is your life....Eamon Andrews said "in 1942 in the burmese jungle a japanese soldier attacked you an cut your legs to pieces...
you lay dyin on the floor....thinkin death was all there was.....a retreatin australian solier found you bleedin ter death....and piggy backed you to safety....he dropped you at a surgical unit behind the lines....there he sat by your bedside while surgeons fought in vain ter save yer legs....holdin your hand and makin you smile as they amputated your legs...and then writin an a letter to your girlfriend explainin the circumstances of your loss....

you've not seen him in 65 years since that day...



"COME IN YAMOTO HEROHITO THAT JAPANESE SOLDIER"
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Sal, You are going senile in your old age mate. Im pretty sure you posted this a while back. Could be wrong though????!
Funny anyways.
 
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