|Puns for the well-read|
|King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession
was the Star of the Euphrates, the most valuable diamond in the ancient world. Desperate, he went to Croesus,
the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan.
Croesus said, "I'll give you 100,000 dinars for it."
"But I paid a million dinars for it," protested the King. "Don't you know who I am? I am the King!"
|Evidence has been found that William Tell and his family were avid bowlers. Unfortunately, all the Swiss league records were destroyed in a fire,|
|and so ....|
|A man rushed into a busy doctor's surgery and shouted, "Doctor! I think I'm shrinking!" The doctor calmly responded,|
|An Indian chief was feeling very sick, so he summoned the medicine man. After a brief examination,
the medicine man took out a long, thin strip of elk rawhide and gave it to the chief, telling him
to bite off, chew, and swallow one inch of the leather every day.
After a month, the medicine man returned to see how the chief was feeling.
The chief shrugged
|and said ....|
|A famous Viking explorer returned home from a voyage and found his name missing from the town register. His wife insisted on complaining to the local civic official, who apologized profusely|
|There were three Indian squaws. One slept on a hippopotamus skin, while the other two slept on otter skins. All three became pregnant. The latter two each had a baby boy. The one who slept on the hippopotamus skin had twin boys.|
|This just goes to prove that...|
|A sceptical anthropologist was cataloguing South American folk remedies with the assistance of a tribal elder who indicated that the leaves of a particular fern were a sure cure for any case of constipation. When the anthropologist expressed his doubts, the elder looked him in the eye|
|and said ....|
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