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Chris/Darwin Lost My Sense of Humor II (102* d) RE: Lost My Sense of Humor II 01 Mar 00

Good one Michael!!

Which reminds me of a similar one.

Three blokes turn up at the pearly gates. St. Peter tells the first one, "I will ask a few questions to see if you are worthy of entering heaven."

The last question is "how much did you earn last year, and how much did you give to charity?"

The bloke says, "$100,000, and I gave $20,000 to charity."

St. Peter says "good, you may enter". Off he trots, halo in hand.

St. Peter asks the same questions of the second man, and in reply to the last he says, "$50,000 and I gave $10,000 to charity".

"Good man" says St. Peter, and off he trots.

Finally, the last man, in answer to the question, answers "$5,000, and I couldn't afford to give anything to charity". St. Peter says "what instrument do you play?"

Hats with corks hanging from strings were popular when I was a kid, and you still occasionally see them in rural areas. The theory is that "bush" flies (as opposed to "house" flies) do not like being inside. When they get into a house, for example, they immediately head for the windows.

When they get inside the ring of strings/corks, they think they are inside, and immediately try to get out. The corks are simply weights, and are soft enough that they don't bruise you when they swing about.

Strange as it may seem, this actually works very effectively, and if you are in an area where there a lot of bush flies, such a hat will save your sanity.

I have been to areas where within 10 seconds of getting out of the car you have 200 or more flies crawling all over you!

This does not work with mosquitoes, or "house" flies.


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