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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went out camping together. After a hearty meal, they fell asleep but sometime during the night, Holmes awoke. "Watson," he said, nudging his friend. "Look up and tell me what you can see." "I can see millions of stars," replied Watson. "Why?" "What does that tell you, Watson?" asked Holmes. "Astronomically, it means that there are millions of galaxies with perhaps billions of planets. Horologically, I calculate that the time is about three o'clock. Astrologically, I notice that Saturn is in Leo. Theologically, I can see that God is infinite and that we are insignificant. Meteorologically, I think that tomorrow will be a beautiful day. So what does it tell you, Holmes?" "Watson, you fool. Someone has stolen our tent."

A man who claimed that he'd swallowed a horse was referred to a psychiatrist who recommended surgery. Collaborating with the surgeon, they decided to bring a horse into the operating room so that when the man woke up he'd think the operation had succeeded. But when he regained consciousness, the man opened his eyes and exclaimed, "That's not the horse I swallowed. It's white. The one I swallowed was black!"