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The Museum

Benny Shapiro worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He used to tell his friends that he was the curator, although his primary job was to keep the exhibits clean and polished.

One day he happened to be dusting around the Arabian exhibit, and he noticed an ancient urn that needed some cleaning. He got out his dust rag and began polishing. Lo and behold, an enormous Genie appeared before him.

"Master," the Genie began, "I am the Genie of the urn. I can grant you three wishes, but there is one condition I will put on you -- you must never shave or cut your beard for the rest of your life, or you will be forced to take my place inside the urn forever."

Benny thought about it for a bit, and decided it was a fair condition for three wishes. So Benny wished for 49% of the total Microsoft stock which was promptly granted. Then he wished for the most beautiful woman in the world as his wife and lo and behold she was. Finally, he wished for fame and fortune and he instantly became a worldwide celebrity.

Over the years, Benny's beard became longer and longer until it almost reached the floor. As it grew longer, it began to itch. He tried to ignore it, but the itch became more and more irritating - while the memory of the Genie's warning faded. Finally he decided he had to get rid of the beard and he shaved it off. Instantly he was trapped in the urn, to stay there forever.

The moral of the story?
A Benny shaved is a Benny urned.

One Prawn every minute!

Adam and Christian were two atlantic prawns. They had been friends all their lives, and went everywhere together. One day, Adam brushed up against a bottle on the seabed, and out popped a genie, complete with breathing gear (as you might expect). He offered Adam three wishes.

"I can't think of much," said Adam, "can I have one wish now and come back later for the others?". The Genie agreed, so Adam said "Well, I've always wanted to be a great white shark."

Sploosh, Adam turns into a great white shark.

"Come back when you think what you want with the other wishes" the genie calls out as he squeezes back in to the bottle.

Adam thought this was great, but soon noticed that all his friends were giving him a bit of a wide berth. So he went to see his lifelong friend Christian, but he got the door slammed in his face. "Shove off, you're a great white shark, and I don't feel safe with you" .

Adam was very upset, and after wandering around the seabed alone for a while, he returned to the genie. He explained that all his friends were shunning him, and he did not want to be a shark any more. The genie points out that legally, he is under no obligation to reverse a wish just because it no longer suited, and Adam agreed to use his second wish. The genie reverses the process

Sploosh!! Adam is no longer a shark.

Pleased as punch he goes to see his lifelong friend, and as he approaches the little prawny house, he calls out "Hello, its me, Adam, can we be friends again?"

"Why should I be friends with you, you were a shark not long ago", said his old pal.

"That's OK, you can trust me, I'm a prawn again, Christian"

 

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