Question: A semi truck is driving down the highway but the driver isn't paying attention. He goes under an overpass that is too short for his truck by only inches and gets stuck. He thinks it's going to be a very costly mistake but one of his friends happens to pass by and explains to him how he can get out in the matter of minutes without any help.
What does he suggest?
Answer: He suggests that he let air out of his tires to make it short enough to back out of the overpass.
Question: Your friend tells you about a story he once tried to impress a young lady with, but instead got a slap in the face. He wants you to attempt to see the flaw: It was a hot and windless day, in our bunker, when suddenly one of ours yelled: "Enemy!" We opened fire on them, leaving one hundred of them dead before they retreated. I was checking a dead captain's glasses when the shout came that they were incoming again, and the CO ordered us to open up on them with our mortars, when I yelled: "Cease fire! They're Americans!" Later, an American colonel thanked me for my work after I said that I saw their flag, waving back and forth in the wind. What is wrong with this story?
Answer: At the beginning, it was said that "It was a hot and windless day," yet at the end, it is said that "The flag was waving back and forth". Had it been windless, the flag would have been limp.