Toward the end of our senior year in high school, we were required to take a CPR course. The class used the well known mannequin victim, Resusci-Annie, to practice. Typical of most models, this Resusci-Annie was only a torso, to allow for storage in a carrying case.
The class went off in groups to practice. As instructed, one of my classmates gently shook the doll and asked, "Are you all right?"
He then put his ear over the mannequin's mouth to listen for breathing. Suddenly he turned to the instructor and exclaimed, "She said she can't feel her legs!"
A man recently volunteered to perform a parachute jump for charity. The first day of training, the instructor made an important point about preparing for landing at 300 feet.
"How do you know when you're at 300 feet?" asked one new jumper.
"A good question," replied the instructor. "At 300 feet you can recognize the faces of people on the ground."
The jumper thought about this for a while before saying, "What happens if there's no one there I know?"
A father was very proud when his son went off to college. He came to tour the school on Parents’ Day, and observed his son hard at work in the chemistry lab.
“What are you working on, son?"
“A universal solvent,” explained his son. “A solvent that’ll dissolve anything."
His father whistled, clearly impressed, then wondered aloud, “What will you keep it in?”