A big old lion woke up one morning in the heart of the African jungle, feeling really rowdy and mean.
He felt that his position as King Of The Jungle needed to be acknowledged by the other animals. After all, it had been some time since he had last enforced his position as king of the animals.
So, he went out, cornered a small monkey and roared at it as loud as he could, “Who is mightiest of all jungle animals?”
The trembling monkey said nervously, “You are, mighty lion!”
The lion walked through the jungle and out into the grasslands, where he confronted a wildebeest and fiercely bellowed, “Who is the mightiest of all jungle animals?”
The terrified wildebeest stammered, “Oh great lion, you are by far the mightiest animal in the jungle!”
On a roll now, the lion swaggered up to a nearby elephant and roared, “Who is the mightiest of all jungle animals?”
Fast as lightning, the elephant snatched up the lion with his trunk, slammed him against a tree half a dozen times, making the lion feel like it had been run over by a safari wagon.
The elephant then stomped on the lion until it looked like a corn tortilla and then ambled away.
The lion let out a moan of pain, lifted his head weakly and hollered after the elephant, “Geez, just because you don’t know the answer, you don’t have to get so pissed off!”
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