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TWENTY QUESTIONS

SCENE: THERE ARE TWO MEN LYING DEAD IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE DESERT WITH PACKS ON THEIR BACKS AND NO
FOOTPRINTS. WHAT HAPPENED?
ANSWER: THE MEN WERE PARACHUTING OVER THE DESERT WHEN
THEIR PARACHUTES FAILED TO OPEN AND THEY CRASHED AND
DIED.
SCENE: A MAN IS RIDING IN AN ELEVATOR OF HIS APARTMENT
BUILDING WHEN SUDDENLY THE ELEVATOR STOPS AND HE KNOWS
INSTANTANEOUSLY THAT HIS WIFE HAS JUST DIED. HOW DID
HE KNOW?
ANSWER: THE MAN'S WIFE HAD A DEFECTIVE LUNG, AND WAS IN
AN ARTIFICIAL LUNG. AS SOON AS THE ELECTRICITY WENT
OFF, SHE WAS UNABLE TO BREATHE, AND SHE WOULD HAVE DIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Guessing

Date learned: 09-00-1970

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