A down-and-out-looking guy goes into a restaurant and orders food. The waiter says, “No way. I don’t think you can pay for it.”
The guy says, “You’re right. Unfortunately, I don’t have any money, but if I show you something you haven’t seen before, will you give me the food?”
“Deal!” replies the waiter.
The guy reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out a hamster. He puts the hamster on the counter, and it runs to the end, across the room, up the piano, jumps on the keyboard, and starts playing Beethoven. And the hamster is really good.
The waiter says, “You’re right. I’ve never seen anything like that before. That hamster is truly amazing on the piano.” The guy downs the hamburger he ordered and asks the waiter for another.
“Money or another miracle,” says the waiter.
The guy reaches into his coat again and pulls out a frog. He puts the frog on the counter, and the frog starts to sing. He has a marvellous voice and great pitch. A fine singer. A stranger from the other end of the counter runs over to the guy and offers him $300 for the frog.
The guy says, “It’s a deal.” So he takes the $300 and gives the stranger the frog. The stranger runs out of the restaurant.
The waiter says to the guy, “Are you crazy? You sold a singing frog for $300? It must have been worth millions.”
“Not so,” says the guy, “the hamster is also a ventriloquist.”
‘TIL DEATH DO US PART (CROAK!)
To combat a drought, farmers in the Rangpur province of Bangladesh are catching frogs and marrying them to each other to encourage rain. Both Islamic and Hindu wedding ceremonies are being used, and the hitched croakers are then released back into the ponds where they were caught. “I’ve done it before, and it worked,” one farmer said. At least 12 frog wedding ceremonies have been performed in the region in recent days. (AP)