Lol…lucky men of the 50s. Appeared in a South African newspaper on May 13, 1955.
A Canadian lawyer and a Kenyan businessman are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The Canadian lawyer is thinking that Kenyans are so dumb that he can fool them easy. So the Canadian lawyer asks if the Kenyan would like to play a fun game.
The Kenyan is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks.
The Canadian lawyer persists and says that the game is a lot of fun.
‘I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me only $5. You ask me one, and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $500.’
This catches the Kenyan’s attention and to keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game. The Canadian lawyer asks the first question.
‘What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?’
The Kenyan doesn’t say a word, reaches in his pocket pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it to the Canadian lawyer. Now, it’s the Kenyan’s turn.
He asks the Canadian lawyer, ‘What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?’
The Canadian lawyer uses his laptop, searches all the references he knows. He uses the air-phone; he searches the net and even the Library of Capital Hill. He sends e-mails to all the smart Canadian friends he knows, all to no avail. After one hour of searching, he finally gives up. He wakes up the Kenyan and hands him $500.
The Kenyan pockets the $500 goes right back to sleep. The Canadian lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes the Kenyan up and asks, ‘Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?’
The Kenyan reaches in his pocket, hands the Canadian lawyer $5 and goes back to sleep.
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Bob, a handsome dude, walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM.
He sat down next to a blonde at the bar and stared up at the TV.
The 10:00 PM news was coming on. The news crew was covering a story of a man on a ledge of a large building preparing to jump.
The blonde looked at Bob and said, “Do you think he’ll jump?”
Bob says, “You know, I bet he’ll jump.”
The blonde replied, “Well, I bet he won’t.”
Bob placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, “You’re on!”
Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy on the ledge did a swan dive off the building, falling to his death.
The blonde was very upset, but willingly handed her $20 to Bob, saying, “Fair’s fair. Here’s your money.”
Bob replied, “I can’t take your money, I saw this earlier on the 5 PM news and so I knew he would jump.”
The blond replied, “I did too; but I didn’t think he’d do it again.
Bob took the money……
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