An Irishman went to London for a visit to the zoo.
While there, he saw a man with an elephant act. The man claimed the elephant
could look at person and tell that person's age. The Irishman was very sceptical
and said so, in no uncertain terms. The man had the elephant look at a small boy
and the elephant stamped its foot 9 times. "Is that right?" he asked the boy.
"Oh yes." the boy said.
The Irishman was very loud, in his not believing that this was true. The man
asked the elephant to tell the ages of several people, and each time the
elephant stamped his foot and the people said he was correct.
The Irishman got even louder and more abusive toward the man. Finally the man
could take it no longer and wagered the Irishman that the elephant could look at
him and tell him his age. The Irishman took him up on the wager. The elephant
looked real close at the Irishman, turned around, raised his tail and cut wind
like you wouldn't believe, turned back around and stomped his foot twice.
Whereupon the Irishman stumbled back and with a sound of disbelief in his voice
cried, "BeGabbers, he's right! Farty-two!"