|There is a story about monastery in Europe perched high on a cliff several 100 feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket, which was pulled to the top by several monks, who pulled and tugged with all their strength. Obviously, the ride up the steep cliff in that basket was terrifying.|
One tourist got exceedingly nervous when he was half-way up as he noticed that the rope by which he was suspended was old and frayed.
With a trembling voice he asked the monk who was riding with him in the basket how often they change the rope.
The monk thought for a moment and answered brusquely, "Whenever it breaks."
|Road Crossing Instructions in Pakistan|
Look both right and left for cars, motorcycles, animals and pedestrians;
Look "up" for American drones;
Look "down" for bombs and land mines;
Look sideways and backwards for kidnappers and suicide bombers;
Hold your bags tight and watch for every person near you;
Then walk zigzag to avoid bullets.
|The skydiving instructor was going through the question-and-answer period with his new students when one of them asked the usual question:|
If our chute doesn't open; and the reserve doesn't open, how long would we have till we hit the ground?
The jump master looked at him and in perfect deadpan answered:
The rest of your life.
|Texas A&M Study Calls Obama 5th Best President|
From a total of 44 US Presidents, Obama is rated the 5th best. The A&M's Public Relations Office released this statement: After only 6 years in office, Americans have rated President Obama the 5th best President ever.
These are the details according to Texas A&M:
1. Reagan & Lincoln tied for first.
2. Twenty three presidents tied for second.
3. Seventeen other presidents tied for third.
4. Jimmy Carter came in fourth, and...
5. Obama came in fifth.