Thursday, July 10, 2008

She Was Up on the Subject


That the representatives of the weaker sex never reach a conclusion by reasoning, but by intuition, was well illustrated a few days ago in one of the high schools.

The professor of natural philosophy had just completed a lecture on the "Forces of Cohesion and Adhesion." He had been extremely careful to explain the difference between the two, and in order to test the knowledge of the class upon the subject he asked a demure young lady on the front seat:

"Miss Blank, when you powder your face, what is it that keeps the powder in place? What keeps it from falling off?"

The maiden, thoroughly startled at the question, seemed to be in doubt for a few moments, and then, with sparkling eyes and animated countenance, made the remarkable answer, "Glycerin." — Cincinnati Tribune.

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