Tech billionaire Tom Siebel survives an elephant attack


So, what did you do on your summer vacation? This benign question is sure to be asked of students throughout the U.S. as they head back to school from their summer vacation. Well, Tom Siebel has a more interesting story than, "We went to the beach."

According to a yarn that Siebel spun for the San Jose Mercury News, he and a tour guide were attacked by an elephant during a safari in the Serengeti last month. Siebel and his guide were observing the elephant on safari when it decided to charge, attacking Siebel and his guide. Siebel, who created Seibel Systems software company, state, "It was all happening so fast. There was no place to hide, no place to run."

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