“You never see a fish on the wall with its mouth shut.”
Checking Your IQ
Mensa is an organization whose members have an IQ of 140 or higher. A few years ago, there was a Mensa convention in
While dining, they discovered that their salt shaker contained pepper and their pepper shaker was full of salt. How could they swap the contents of the bottles without spilling anything and using only the implements at hand? Clearly, this was a job for Mensa! The group debated and presented ideas and finally came up with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, a straw and an empty saucer. They called the waitress over to dazzle her with their solution.
“Ma’am,” they said, “we couldn’t help but notice that the pepper shaker contains salt and the salt shaker…”
“Oh,” the waitress interrupted. “Sorry about that.” She unscrewed the caps of both bottles and switched them.
While working as a Navy nurse in a military hospital’s emergency room, I was required to introduce myself by my rank and full name. I usually refer to myself as Ensign Mike Payne, but one busy day, I rushed into a patient’s room and blurted, “Hi, I’m Ensign Payne.”
“Hi,” the patient responded. “I’m in some pain too.”
Blood may be thicker than water, but baseball beats them both.
I learned that after explaining to my two boys that they were half Lithuanian on their father’s side and half Yankee, meaning their other set of grandparents came from an old
My younger son looked worried. “But we’re still one hundred percent Red Sox, right?”
On the Farm
Having grown up just outside
With my wife sitting in the first pew, I began my discourse, “I never saw a cow until I met my wife.”