A theologian and a computer scientist were travelling together on an aeroplane. After a while, the theologian became bored, and turned to his neighbour.
"Hey, do you want to play a game? I'll ask you a question, and if you get it wrong, you give me ten Rand. Then, you ask me a question, and if I can't answer it, I'll give you ten Rand."
The computer scientist thought about this for a moment.
"No, thanks," he said politely; he could see the theologian was obviously a very bright man.
The theologian, who was really bored, tried again.
"Look, I'll ask you a question, and if you can't answer it, you give me ten Rand. Then you ask me a question, and if I can't answer it, I'll give you a hundred Rand."
The computer scientist thought about it for a moment, and then nodded.
"Okay," he said.
"Right," said the theologian, "I'll start: exactly how many words are there in the King James Bible?"
The computer scientist, obviously not knowing the answer, didn't even stop to think about the question. He took a R10 note out of his wallet and handed it to the theologian.
The theologian happily accepted the money and promptly said, "Okay, now it's your turn."
The computer scientist thought for a few moments, and then asked:
"All right, what goes up a mountain on three legs, but comes down on four?"
The bright glow quickly vanished from the theologian's face. He thought about this for a long time. He squirmed in his seat. Exasperated, he got his laptop out from the overhead storage and googled, yahood and twittered.
Finally, after the plane had landed and the passengers were disembarking, the theologian gave up.
With a sigh, he took out his wallet, fished out a R100 note and gave it to the computer scientist.
The computer scientist graciously accepted it and began preparing to leave the aeroplane.
"Wait!" cried the theologian, "you can't do this to me! What's the answer?"
The computer scientist looked at the theologian calmly and put a ten Rand note into his hand.
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