Once a teacher of physics asked Tom about the effect of heat and cold. “Heat makes things bigger and cold makes things smaller,” answered Tom. “Quite right,” the teacher said, “but can you give me an example?” “Yes, of course,” he said.
“For example, in summer, when it is hot, the days get longer, and in winter, when it is cold, the days get shorter.”
Hit him again!
One Sunday morning, a minister was telling his congregation that their church was badly in need of repairs. Some of the people stood up to say that they would be glad to give five or ten dollars each in order to make the necessary repairs. But the richest man in the town only stayed in his seat and said nothing. Suddenly, a small piece of ceiling fell down right on the rich man’s head. He immediately stood up and announced that he would give ten dollars.
A poor old woman in the back looked up toward the ceiling and said solemnly, “Hit him again, oh, Lord. Hit him again.