Friday, July 22, 2011

The curious case of Siphos smile

Three dead bodies turn up at the mortuary, all with very big smiles on their faces. Along with them comes a police inspector to find out how they died. "First body: Frenchman, 60, died of heart failure while making love to his mistress. Hence the enormous smile, Inspector," says the Coroner.

"Second body: Scotsman, 25, won a thousand pounds on the lottery, spent it all on whiskey. "Died of alcohol poisoning, hence the smile."

The Inspector asked, "What of the third body?" Ah," says the coroner, "this is the most unusual one.

"Sipho, a street sweeper from Soweto, 30, struck by lightning". "Why is he smiling then?" inquires the Inspector. Coroner says "Thought he was having his picture taken".