Monthly Archives: August 2004

Trio

A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse and hold their meeting … Continue reading

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Communication

School Answering Machine “Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen to all your options before making a selection: To lie about why … Continue reading

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Aviation

Teacher Arrested At New York’s Kennedy Airport today, an individual later discovered to be a public school teacher was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule and … Continue reading

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Economics

The Cost of a child! The government recently calculated the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 and came up with $160,140 for a middle-income family. Talk about sticker shock. That doesn’t even touch college tuition. For those … Continue reading

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Pottery

The Cracked Pot A water bearer in India had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot … Continue reading

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Chemistry

Logico deductivism in Thermodynamics The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry midterm. The answer by one student was so “profound” that the professor shared it with colleagues via the Internet, which is of course, … Continue reading

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Science

The Big Rocks and The Jar A high school science teacher wanted to demonstrate a concept to his students. He takes a large-mouth jar and places several large rocks in it. He then asks the class, “Is it full? “Unanimously, … Continue reading

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