Which is which?
Jones bought two horses, and could never remember which was which. A neighbor suggested that he cut the tail of one horse and that worked great until the other horse got his tail caught in a bush. It tore just right and looked exactly like the other horse's tail and our friend was stuck again.
The neighbor suggested Jon notch the ear of one horse. That worked fine until the other horse caught his ear on a barbed wire fence. Once again our friend couldn't tell them apart.
The neighbor suggested he measure the horses for height. When he did, he was very pleased to find that the white horse was 2 inches taller than the black.
Once upon a time, after a couple had been married a few years, they decided to have a baby, and they had a baby boy. They were having trouble coming up with a name, because neither of them wanted the baby named after them; in fact, they didn't want their baby named after anybody. They wanted their baby to have a name that nobody ever had, so they finally agreed to name him "Odd."
After they told the doctor and nurses the name that they had chosen for their baby boy, they all had quite a laugh. But the laughter never stopped, because once little Odd started to school, he was teased about his name from first grade, until he graduated. Still the teasing and laughter continued, poor Odd was teased through out his college years, until he graduated.
Once Odd graduated from college, and started his chosen career in life, Odd assumed his colleagues at his work place would be mature enough that he would no longer be teased about his name. But he was wrong, the teasing and laughter went on until Odd finally retired from his career.
After Odd had retired, he thought that he'd finally escaped the teasing about his name, but he was wrong again. When people would see him around town, they would say things like, hey Odd, is your last name Ball by chance? Or, are you the odd man out? Then the laughter.
Finally, after Odd had become very old and feeble and lying on his death bed with his wife at his side, he spoke to his wife and said, I would like to ask you a big favor dear. His wife asks, what would that be dear? And Odd said, as you know, I've went through all kinds of torment and humiliation all of my life, because of my miserable name. So please don't let them put my name on my headstone, just the date of my birth, and the date of my passing. Don't even put my last name on it, because I don't want anybody to know that it's me. His wife reluctantly honored his request, and his headstone only had the date of his birth, and the date of his passing.
But to this day, as people are strolling through the cemetery, and see the headstone with the two dates and no name, they say, "Isn't that odd?"
Mime's Job in the Zoo
One day a mime is visiting the zoo and attempts to earn some money as a street performer. As soon as he starts to draw a crowd, the zoo keeper grabs him and drags him into his office. The zoo keeper explains to the mime that the zoo's most popular attraction, a gorilla, died suddenly and the keeper fears that attendance at the zoo will fall off. He offers the mime a job to dress up as the gorilla until they can get another one. The mime accepts.