logo

sign-up-for-free-cybersalt-today-button

I Always Wondered About That

During a summer break from my studies at an engineering university, I worked in a scrap yard repairing construction equipment. One afternoon, I was taking apart a piling hammer that had some very large bolts holding it together. One of the nuts had corroded onto the bolt, so I started heating the nut with an oxyacetylene torch. As I was doing this, one of the dimmest apprentices I have ever known came along and asked me what I was doing. I patiently explained that if I heated the nut, it would grow larger and release its grip on the bolt so I could then remove it.

"So things get larger when they get hot, do they?" he asked.

Suddenly, an idea flashed into my mind. "Yes," I said, "that's why days are longer in summer and shorter in winter."

There was a long pause, then his face cleared. "You know, I always wondered about that," he said.

More Jokes

  • woman7

    Puppy Love

    For months he had been her devoted admirer. Now, at long last, he had collected up…
  • Default Image

    Are You The Defendant?

    The judge read the charges, then asked, "Are you the defendant in this case?""No sir,…
  • Default Image

    The Chief's Wife

    "NEXT," the conference emcee announced, "we have the chief of the Minnesota State Patrol,…
  • Default Image

    Expecting

    "How does Jamie like being pregnant?" Danny asked his friend Ryan."Oh, she's not…
  • lawyer

    Lawyer Choice

    There was a job opening in the country's most prestigious law firm and it finally came…
  • Default Image

    List Management

    Here is the list member's response - which is today's CleanLaugh.First the explanation…
  • investing

    Investments

    STOCK: A magical piece of paper that is worth $33.75 until the moment you buy it. It will…
  • Hudson river_plane

    NTSB Report on Flight 1549

    Preliminary Accident Report FT 1549. Captain held responsible for unauthorized actions…
  • Default Image

    Show and Tell

    I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best…
  • prisoner

    Prison Sentence

    Jimmy was sent to prison for his crimes but he told the warden he wasn't worried at all…
  • Default Image

    Nervous Preacher

    A new preacher had just begun his sermon. He was a little nervous and about ten minutes…
  • Default Image

    Found Wallet

    While shopping in a supermarket in Washington, D.C., I heard over the PA system:"A wallet…
  • Default Image

    Negotiated Rules of Golf Between AARP and USGA

    The AARP has negotiated with the USGA to modify the following rules of golf for…
  • Default Image

    Future Price of Roses

    The young man ahead of my father at the flower shop was taking an unusually long time to…
  • Default Image

    More One-liners

    I can see clearly now, the brain is gone... Mental Floss prevents Moral Decay. Madness…