A father said to his sons: “Tomorrow your mother is going to bake a pie.Who is going to eat it?”
The oldest son replied: “Father, I‘ll eat it all!”
The father then said: “Tomorrow I‘m going to butcher a pig. Who is going to eat it?”
The same son answered: “Father,I‘ll eat it all!”
The father added: “Tomorrow, we are going to plough the field. Who is going to plough?”
The oldest son answered again: “It‘s always me, always me. Now it‘s someone else‘s turn to volunteer!”
Mr. Brown came to an inn on a very cold day, and could get no room near the fire.
He called to the hostler to fetch a peck of oysters, and give them to his horse.
“Will your horse eat oysters?” said the hostler.
“Try him, ” said Mr. Brown.
Immediately the people ran to see this wonder, and Mr. Brown who alone remained in the room, chose thebest seat by the fire and made himself comfortable.
A young man saw Edison, said : “I want to develop a sort of all-purpose dissolvent, by which can dissolve all materials.” Edison asked a question in reply : “In that case, what container shall you hold it with?”