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A SCI­EN­TIST gets on an in­ter­state train. Sit­ting next to him is a poor farmer, so to pass the time the sci­en­tist de­cides to play a game with the man.

“You ask me a ques­tion, and if I don’t know the an­swer or get it wrong, I’ll pay you $10,” the sci­en­tist tells the farmer. “Then I will ask you a ques­tion and if you don’t know the an­swer, you have to pay me $1.”

The farmer thinks for a while and says: “Okay, what has three legs and takes 10 hours to climb up a palm tree, but only 10 se­conds to get back down?”

The sci­en­tist is con­fused and thinks long and hard about the ques­tion. Fi­nally, the train ride is com­ing to an end. As the train pulls into the sta­tion, the sci­en­tist is still stumped, so he takes out $10 and gives it to the farmer.

“You win,” he says. “So, what has three legs and takes 10 hours to get up a palm tree but 10 se­conds to get back down?”

The farmer takes the $10 and puts it into his pocket. He then takes out $1, hands it to the sci­en­tist, and replies: “I don’t know.” Ty D Prof­fitt, email

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