UNC freshmen were called upon to make sentences with words assigned by the English professor. Benny raised his hand to participate during the challenge of making a sentence with the words "Defeat," "Defense," "Deduct," and "Detail." Benny stood thinking for a while, all eyes focused on him while the other freshmen awaited his reply. Smiling broadly, he then proudly proclaimed, "Defeat of deduct went over defense before detail."
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A woman walks into the butcher shop just before closing. She says, "Thank Heavens I've made it in time! Have you any chicken?" The butcher opens his fridge and takes out his only chicken, and plops it onto the scale. It weighs 2 1/2 pounds. "Ah, haven't you anything bigger?" the woman inquires. The butcher returns the chicken to the fridge, takes it out again, and plops it onto the scale, only this time, he keeps his thumb on the chicken. The scale shows 3 1/4 pounds. "Marvelous!" says the woman. "I'll have both of them please."
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A sheriff walks into a saloon and shouts for everyone's attention. "Has anyone seen Brown Paper Jake?"
"What's he look like?", asks one shoddy-looking cowboy.
"Well", replies the Sheriff. "He wears a brown paper hat, a brown paper waistcoat, a brown paper shirt, brown paper boots, brown paper pants, and a brown paper jacket."
"So what's he wanted for?", asks the same cowboy.
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To crack a whip, you move it in one direction then pull it sharply back in the opposite direction. A wave-like curve passes down the length of the whip, getting smaller as it goes. When the wave reaches the end of the whip there is a loud popping sound that can release as much energy as a firecracker.
The cause of the sound is the speed of the whip's movement through the air. As the wave travels down the whip it becomes compressed into a shorter length of ever-narrower whip. The compression and the narrower material cause the wave to speed up.
The crack happens when the wave nears the tip. By that time, the movement exceeds the speed of sound. The crack is actually a tiny sonic boom, a shock wave just like the one made by the Space Shuttle as it re-enters the atmosphere.