New medical students were made to take an extremely difficult class in physics.
One day the lecturer was discussing a particularly difficult concept.
A student rudely interrupted to ask, “Why do we need to learn this stuff?”
“To save lives,” the lecturer responded quickly and continued.
A few minutes later, the same student spoke up again. “So how does physics save lives?” he persisted.
“It keeps idiots like you from graduating,” replied the lecturer.
A college football coach was holding tryouts for the team one day, and a huge, hulking freshman showed up on the field and said he’d never played football, but he’d like to give it a shot.
“Can you tackle?” asked the coach. The freshman looked around and spotted a telephone pole at the edge of the field. Without any delay or any padding, he charged smack into the pole, shattering it to splinters.
“Wow,” said the coach. “I’m impressed! Can you run?”
“Sure,” said the freshman. He took off and dashed from one end of the field to the other and back, faster than anyone the coach had ever seen.
“That’s great!” said the coach. He tossed a ball to the young man and asked, “Do you think you can pass a football?”
The freshman turned the ball over in his hands, hesitating for a few seconds, and shrugged. “Well, sir,” he said, “If I can swallow it, I can probably pass it!”
At the end of one cold winter day, when all the other children were leaving, the teacher found one little kid crying, so she asked him what was wrong.
He sobbed, “I can’t find my boots.”
The teacher looked around the classroom and saw a pair of boots. “Are these yours?”
“No, they’re not mine,” said the little boy, shaking his head.
The teacher and the boy searched all over the classroom for his boots.
Finally, the teacher gave up, “Are you sure those boots are not yours?”
“I’m sure,” the boy sobbed, “mine had snow on them.”
A grade school teacher was asking students what their parents did for a living. “Tim, you be first. What does your mother do all day?”
Tim stood up and proudly said, “She’s a doctor.”
“That’s wonderful. How about you, Amy?”
Amy shyly stood up, scuffed her feet and said, “My father is a mailman.”
“Thank you, Amy” said the teacher. “What does your parent do, Billy?”
Billy proudly stood up and announced, “Nothing. He’s an economist.”
The psychology instructor had just finished a lecture on mental health and was giving an oral test.
Speaking specifically about manic depression, she asked, “How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits in a chair weeping uncontrollably the next?”
A young man in the rear raised his hand and answered, “A basketball coach?”