Thursday, May 17, 2012
A ninth-grade teacher wanted to demonstrate the evils of liquor to his young students. He produced a glass of water, a glass of vodka, and two worms. "Now class, observe closely," he said as he dropped one of the worms into the glass of water. The worm wriggled about in the water, perfectly happy. The teacher dropped the second worm into the glass of vodka. The worm swam around for a moment, then seized up and curled, quickly sinking to the bottom of the glass, dead as a doornail. "Now, what can be learned from this experiment?" the teacher asked his students. After a pause, a young man stood up and said, "Well, if you drink vodka, you'll never get worms."