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Pop­u­lar at­trac­tion

At the zoo, a go­rilla dies of old age, right be­fore it is sup­posed to open. The go­rilla had been the only at the zoo as it was not mak­ing much profit. He was, how­ever, the zoo’s most pop­u­lar at­trac­tion by far, and man­age­ment de­cides they can’t af­ford to go with­out him even for a day. So the zoo owner asks one of the work­ers to wear a go­rilla suit they have in stor­age. The worker is of­fered an ex­tra $100 a day if he will go into the go­rilla cage and pre­tend to be the go­rilla un­til the zoo can af­ford a new one.

Quickly, the new “go­rilla” be­comes the most pop­u­lar at­trac­tion at the zoo. Peo­ple from all over are com­ing to see the “hu­man-like” ape. But af­ter a month, the nov­elty has started to wear off. So to get peo­ple’s at­ten­tion back, the fake go­rilla de­cides to climb over the fenc­ing of his en­clo­sure and hang from the net ceil­ing above the lion’s den, which is next to the go­rilla en­clo­sure. A large crowd of peo­ple gath­ers, watch­ing the spec­ta­cle in awe and ter­ror.

Sud­denly, the man loses his grip and falls to the floor of the lion’s den. He starts scream­ing: “Help! Help!”

Sud­denly a lion pounces on him from be­hind and whis­pers in his ear: “Shut up right now or you’re go­ing to get us both fired!”

In brief

I named my dog WiFi.

I stole him from my neigh­bour. ____________________________________________ Now I’m not say­ing I’m a good busi­ness­man...

But I spent $534m less than Hil­lary Clin­ton to not be­come pres­i­dent. ____________________________________________ I’m Amer­i­can and I hate it when peo­ple say that Amer­ica is the most ig­no­rant coun­try in the world.

Per­son­ally, I think Europe is the most ig­no­rant coun­try in the world. ____________________________________________ Q: How many en­gi­neers does it take to change a light bulb? A: You need 250 just to lobby for the re­search grant.

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