Who can take most kicks to the balls…the lawyer or the farmer?

A lawyer was enjoying a fishing holiday on a Kerry river when he landed a beautiful trout. Just as he pulled it in, the farmer who owned that stretch of river walked by.

“A grand catch,” said the farmer. “I’ll be obliged if you pass it up to me now and I’ll take it home for my dinner.”

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How an unknown actor changed his rude name to become a Hollywood legend

A handsome young man with a twinkle is his eye wanted to become an actor and so set about finding an agent in Hollywood.

The first one he tried was very impressed with the young man’s potential. He was good looking, had a great sense of humour and could sing and dance like he was born to it. The agent was keen to sign him until he discovered the budding actor’s name: Penis van Lesbian.

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Einstein’s driver turns out to be a quick-witted genius himself

The great scientist Albert Einstein was on a lecture tour of America and was starting to feel the pace.

“I’m sick and tired of all these meetings,” he moaned to his driver, who had a shock of white hair and looked remarkably like the great man. “All I do is say the same old things over and over again.”

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Joe’s lack of an email costs him a job but earns him a fortune

Joe lost his job when his factory closed and he was desperate to find any work he could so he could feed his family.

He saw an ad for a janitor at a large bank in Dublin city centre. He sailed through the interview easily and was offered the job sweeping floors on a minimum wage of €9.25 an hour.

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The fires of hell, as explained by a whizzkid chemistry student

No one knows the true nature of hell but this idea from a top notch chemistry student may help to explain it a little.

It’s said to be an answer to a real question set by the University of Arizona chemistry department, as a kind of light-hearted mid-term diversion. One student’s answer was so good he reportedly got an A+ grade…and maybe even a few job offers as comedy script writer.

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The credit card holding dog, the iphone and the bewildered salesman

A dog walks into an Apple store with a credit card in its mouth. The salesman rushes over to escort it off the premises when he sees a note attached to its collar saying: Please give this dog the latest iphone. He’s got a credit card and knows how to pay.

The salesman naturally thinks it’s a joke and starts laughing as he looks around to find the owner. No one seems interested and then he sees the dog go over to the iphones and put his paw on the latest model.

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