After having their 11th child, an Alabama couple decided that
was enough. So, the husband went to his doctor and told him that
he and his wife didn’t want to have any more children.
The doctor told him that there was a procedure called a
vasectomy that could fix the problem. The doctor instructed him
to go home, get a cherry bomb (fireworks are legal in Alabama),
light it, put it in a beer can, then hold the can up to his ear
and count to 10.
The Alabamian said to the doctor, “I may not be the smartest
man, but I don’t see how putting a cherry bomb in a beer can
next to my ear is going to help me.”
So, the couple drove to Georgia to get a second opinion. The
Georgia physician was just about to tell them about the
procedure for a vasectomy when he noticed that they were from
Alabama. This doctor instead told the man to go home and get a
cherry bomb, light it, place it in a beer can, hold it to his
ear and count to 10.
Figuring that both doctors couldn’t be wrong, the man went home,
lit a cherry bomb and put it in a beer can. He held the can up
to his ear and began to count.
“1, 2, 3, 4, 5 . . . . “, at which point he paused, placed the
beer can between his legs and resumed counting on his other hand.