logo

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

More Jokes

  • Default Image

    It's Not A Cat

    It's not a cat it's...A small, four-legged, fur-bearing extortionist.A wildlife control…
  • Default Image

    New Axioms of the Nineties

    New Axioms of the Nineties1. Home is where you hang your @.2. The e-mail of the species…
  • Default Image

    Expecting

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

    Fine Request

    A pickpocket was appearing in court for a series of petty crimes. "Mr. Brewster," the…
  • Default Image

    Jasper and the Unbaked Yeast Rolls

    We have a fox terrier by the name of Jasper. He came to us in the summer of 2001 from the…
  • Default Image

    One-Liners

    If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you. Nothing in the known universe…
  • Default Image

    Cleaning Instructions

    I bought a great new toilet seat recently.On the label was a suggestion on how to clean…
  • Default Image

    Top Ten Things You'll Never Hear A Dad Say

    10. Well, how 'bout that? I'm lost! Looks like we'll have to stop and ask for directions.…
  • A picture of genetically modified corn

    Genetically Modified Food

    Signs that scientists have gone too far with genetically modified food: *Your hot dog…
  • Default Image

    Return Policy

    The store's policy on returns was prominently posted at every register as well as…
  • Default Image

    Moose Hunters

    Two moose hunters from Texas are flown into a remote lake in Alaska. They have a good…
  • Default Image

    Golf Lesson

    This fellow's wife was constantly nagging him to teach her to play golf. Finally, one…
  • Default Image

    Driving Around

    I tell you, men drivers are a hazard to traffic. Driving to work this morning on Highway…
  • Default Image

    How To Train A Cat

    Our young daughter had adopted a stray cat. To my distress, he began to use the back of…
  • Default Image

    Rare Bible

    A collector of rare books ran into an acquaintance who told him he had just thrown away…

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.

Powered By JFBConnect