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    Deadly Rip Out Tongue Technique!

    Frankly, I would have been fighting for the machete and the thought of sticking my hand down that animal's throat would not have crossed my mind. But hey, you learn a thing or two in 73 years.




    Kenyan, 73, kills leopard with bare hands
    Grandfather turns tables on attacking cat by grabbing tongue

    Reuters
    Updated: 12:55 p.m. ET June 22, 2005


    NAIROBI - A 73-year-old Kenyan grandfather reached into the mouth of an attacking leopard and tore out its tongue to kill it, authorities said Wednesday.

    Peasant farmer Daniel M’Mburugu was tending to his potato and bean crops in a rural area near Mount Kenya when the leopard charged out of the long grass and leapt on him.

    M’Mburugu had a machete in one hand but dropped that to thrust his fist down the leopard’s mouth. He gradually managed to pull out the animal’s tongue, leaving it in its death-throes.

    “It let out a blood-curdling snarl that made the birds stop chirping,” he told the daily Standard newspaper of how the leopard came at him and knocked him over.

    The leopard sank its teeth into the farmer’s wrist and mauled him with its claws. “A voice, which must have come from God, whispered to me to drop the panga (machete) and thrust my hand in its wide-open mouth. I obeyed,” M’Mburugu said.

    As the leopard was dying, a neighbor heard the screams and arrived to finish it off with a machete.

    M’Mburugu was toasted as a hero in his village Kihato after the incident earlier this month. He was also given free hospital treatment by astonished local authorities.

    “This guy is very lucky to be alive,” Kenya Wildlife Service official Connie Maina told Reuters, confirming details of the incident.

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    URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8317484/

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    Sweet Jesus. That takes cojones of steel.
    That civilisation may not sink,
    Its great battle lost,
    Quiet the dog, tether the pony
    To a distant post;
    Our master Caesar is in the tent
    Where the maps are spread,
    His eyes fixed upon nothing,
    A hand under his head.


    - W.B. Yeats

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    WCL, I continue to marvel at your grasp of both the English language and the art of the understatement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
    WCL, I continue to marvel at your grasp of both the English language and the art of the understatement.
    Understatement was never my strong point, I freely admit.
    That civilisation may not sink,
    Its great battle lost,
    Quiet the dog, tether the pony
    To a distant post;
    Our master Caesar is in the tent
    Where the maps are spread,
    His eyes fixed upon nothing,
    A hand under his head.


    - W.B. Yeats

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    Seriously, though, I've studied a couple of other languages and I wish that I could speak them half as well as you speak English.

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    Well, I did study english for about ten years...but I admit roleplaying games and bad pocket books also helped a lot.
    That civilisation may not sink,
    Its great battle lost,
    Quiet the dog, tether the pony
    To a distant post;
    Our master Caesar is in the tent
    Where the maps are spread,
    His eyes fixed upon nothing,
    A hand under his head.


    - W.B. Yeats

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    Geekery wins again!

    Then again, I learned to read Chinese by reading Doraemon comics and watching a lot of crappy films with subtitles.

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    I just ran all my digital stuff (computers/cell phones/mp3 players/cameras) in their german language setting until I was finally able to write at a level somewhat comprable to speaking, but you forget that stuff quickly.

    Back on topic, that old man obviously had a few screws loose. Amazing? Yes, very much so. But a voice told him to drop a very deadly weapon and instead shove a part of his body into an predator's gaping maw? Clearly schizo. Clearly.

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    Now that the rea African fury!
    "Its not important to be strong, its just important not to be weak."

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    Probably just the excuse he used when the neighbors caught him involved in one of his sicko perversions.
    "Quiet fool before I am kicking the butt!"
    -My three year old trash talking to me

    "Integrity can't be bought or sold---you either have it or you don't."
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