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In one Institute exam on logic. The Professor asks the student:— Imagine that the helicopter is 200 bricks. Suddenly one brick in a freak accident fell into an open manhole. Now how many bricks in a helicopter?— The helicopter remained 199 bricks.— You have answered right. Now tell me, how can three actions to put in the fridge hippopotamus?— It is necessary to open the door, push inside the Hippo fridge and then the door cover.— Great. And what four actions need to be made to push an antelope in the fridge?— Need the door to open, remove from the fridge Hippo, to put instead of it an antelope, and then close the door.— True. Now imagine that old hallowed lion came birthday. To visit him went all the animals, except one animal. Who did not come?— The...

One Sergeant ordered to read the course of tactical training in one piece. During the exam he called the cadet Jones and asked him:— so, cadet, imagine that you were in the desert, and suddenly saw that the large stone in you aiming the enemy sniper. What will you do?— I will do anything to shoot first, sir!' Let's say that you have pressed the trigger of the rifle, but the shot did not happen, as the stuck shutter. What will you do?— Well then I will throw it in that sniper grenade...— Suppose you threw a grenade, but forgot to pull the pin. What's next?— I'll get a bayonet and rush on the enemy!— Okay, you rushed to the enemy, but while running, stumbled and dropped the knife, which bounced very far. At this moment the enemy dropped the rifle and ran at...

In the doctor's office, almost demolishing the door, rushed cute blonde girl:— Doctor, please save me! Me a huge beetle stung!— Dear, you so don't worry. Now smear a special cream.— But, doctor, how do you catch it? The beetle must have already crawled.— Oh, dear, no! I put the cream on the place where you are bitten.— Oh, doctor, but it's so far away! The bug has bitten me at the cottage when I was sunbathing. the Doctor sadly shook his head and rolled his eyes. Oh... Girl, I put some cream on that part of the body, where the bug bit you!— Doctor, so you would immediately have said so! Hurry, this nasty bug stung me right in the finger!— Honey, what is it?— And how should I know, doctor? As for me, so these bugs are all exactly the same! Read also: the...

One Texas cowboy came to Ireland, and immediately went to a small pub. He kicked opened the door and said loudly:— Hey, I heard that all the inhabitants of Ireland — a rare drunks, and right now I want to check it out! I promise I'll give a thousand dollars to the person who can drink a dozen pints of strong beer! Sitting at the bar fell silent and looked at the cowboy, but said nothing, and some people just got up and left. After some time the visitor returned to the pub and went to the Texan. — Friend, your offer still stand?— Yes, I'll give a thousand dollars to the one who will fulfill my condition. Man ordered twelve Beers and drank them in one gulp. A Texan with a very surprised expression on his face reluctantly took out from his wallet a thousand...

One day an old Indian came to the Bank to take a loan for five hundred dollars. Bank employee heard him and began to prepare the papers. — And why you need this money? he asked the old man.— I want to go to a nearby town and sell my jewellery.' And if you have something to provide collateral?— And what is the collateral?— Oh, you know, collateral is anything that has some value, covering the amount of your loan. This thing stays in the Bank, and then you can take it. For example, a car. Whether you have it?— Yes, in the fifties I bought a van, and he's still on the go.— No, today won't cover the bail. You do not live in the city? Surely you have some cattle.— Well, Yes, I have a donkey And your donkey is young or old?— I don't know... my ass has no teeth to...

By chance in the same train compartment was an old Jew and African American. The train started, African American took from his bag a banana and ate it. Suddenly, the Jew turned to his neighbor:— Hey, Buddy, what do you call this interesting?— It's a banana.— Oy Vay, can I try? We have in this is not.— Yes, try it. — replied the black. After some time, the African American pulled a pineapple out of the bag, cleaned his cut and began to eat. The Jew turned to him again saying:— Oh, what's this?— That's a pineapple.— And can you give me a piece? I've never tried it.— Yes, please try. the Jew heartily ate the fruit and decided to eat matzah. African American saw a strange dish and asked the old man:— what have you?— So matzah is!— Can I have a bite? I would...

A young doctor sent to a small village to practice. A week doctor along with a nurse practitioner, went to visit the sick. First in line they had an old woman complaining of severe abdominal pain. — Honey, you eat too many fruits that cause flatulence. Suggest you reduce them, then your pain will quickly go. said the old doctor. the Young doctor was greatly surprised by his perspicacity, because the man is not even examined the woman, and asked him:— Excuse me, you didn't even look at the patient. How do you so quickly diagnosed her?— And very simple! When we entered, I dropped to the floor your stethoscope, and when he began to raise it, then I saw this lady under the bed lies a peel from bananas and apples. So I decided that it's just them, and as you can...

One elderly woman came to the prison to visit his useless son. On the date she said to him: — Oh, boy. Since then, as you put it, it made me so hard to do everything on the one site. I'm not able to dig up the whole garden and plant potatoes... now What to do — mind I will not put!— Mommy, my dear! I beg you — no need to dig in our garden... And not something you dug up there, that I myself will add time, and you're going to jail... — looking back, loudly said the son. the Mother went home after a few days again went to the son on a date. — Son, after I got back from our first date, to the country there arrived a squad of police and dug up our entire backyard, but nothing found. They left incredibly angry, cursing so that listening was impossible! the woman...

One man became seriously ill and after several months of unsuccessful treatment in a coma. All this time his wife was near him and cared about him, not departing from the bed of her husband for a minute. six months later, the husband awoke and motioned for his wife to come closer. When she got close, he saw that the eyes of her husband shining tears. Oh, darling, I'm so glad you're awake! — she exclaimed.— Shut up. I have something to say. Honey, you were beside me always... Man took his wife's hand, wiped away tears and said:— Honey, you were there when I got kicked out of the first job. When I opened the shop, and he did not bring any profit, you were with me. Then we are unable to pay the mortgage and lost the house, and this led to the fact that we are...

Comes to an old lady in the bus and addresses the driver: — Son, you tell me, please, when will be the village of Krasnoznamenka.— Say, grandma, I will. an hour Passes, then another, the bus driver completely forgot about the request and grandma. — Oh, my dear, as soon Krasnoznamenka? — a voice of the old woman. Here, the driver understands that the village he long ago passed. Mentally cursed himself, he answers:— Easy, grandma, now is your Krasnoznamenka. the Driver turns sharply, goes back 30 kilometers, stops at the desired the village and said to the grandmother:— Here, grandma, come Krasnoznamenka, get out.— Son, I don't need to get off here. — she answers.— But how so? And why asked about Krasnoznamenka to remind you then, grandma?— And I, my dear...

Illustration: Annalise Batista / Pixabay All dwarves in popular culture, whether the characters of movies, TV series or other show, speaking in English, say (deliberately or unconsciously) with a Scottish accent. That image of the "typical Scot" for decades inspired writers and performers of the roles of the dwarves. the fact that the temperament of the Scots really resembles the nature of these fictional characters: the "true Scotsman" is expressed openly and honestly, for word in pocket climbs and is always ready to answer for it. And he is good-natured, loves with friends to drink beer, loves a strong word, honest work and honest people. Read also: the people of the Chud — ancient dwarves Wonder: 10 amazing facts about the cities in the caves, where they...

Photo: Keli Black / Pixabay According to neurologists, such thing as a "weather dependent" in professional medicine. The human body has a complex system of self-regulation of temperature and pressure, which effectively protects us from environmental influences. For example, regardless of the temperature outside, our body always maintains its own temperature. No geomagnetic storm can't compare with the intensity of the magnetic field in the scanner, but the MRI procedure does not cause head pain or discomfort. As for pressure fluctuations, the pressure drops while reducing the aircraft to order more than are in the atmosphere, and yet harm to the human body they do not cause. Read also: the Pink color does not exist

Photo: Pixabay Despite assurances "Sotnikov" about the need for three workouts with the weights per week and two cardio for heart health, it's much simpler. Doctors believe that if a person has enough strength to cope with daily activity and not to fall to the ground from fatigue, you healthy. an indicator can serve as an ordinary ladder: climb two flight of stairs without resting, and listen to yourself: no pain? Whether there shortness of breath? The muscles of the legs did not tremble from fatigue? If everything is in order, it means that your physical health does not cause fears. Read also: How to get rid of constant fatigue syndrome

Illustration: Pixabay unfortunately, in this time life on Earth is under the sixth mass extinction. Over the past 500 years, died out about a thousand species of living beings. But not all of them have suffered from human activities. Most disappeared for the natural reasons in the course of evolution of species. Long before the advent of the active interference of mankind with nature the planet is at least five times passed through periods of global extinction of life: 440 million years ago for some unknown reason died out more than half of the species; 364 million years ago disappeared 70% of life on Earth; 251 million years ago became extinct almost everything was destroyed 95% of living species; 199.6 million years ago, again lost half of the species; 75...

These curious facts will immerse you in the story and will help you better imagine what life was like for people in the Roman Empire in the early first Millennium. Calitate: Andrea Albanese / Pixabay 1. Men maimed himself, evading from service in army the Roman Empire lasted nearly five centuries, from 27 BC to 476 years. Life in it was not sugar, at least for men. Constant war exhausted the nation and the evasion of military service has become commonplace. Not to serve in the army, the Romans cut off the thumbs and maimed, unable to hold a sword. Augustus the Government took severe measures against deviators. For example, one day the Emperor Augustus publicly chastised aristocrat that cut the fingers of both his sons, having sold all his property, and he...