This was today's joke on WND. I thought it was apt.
Pythagorean theorem: 24 words.
Lord's Prayer: 66 words.
Archimedes' principle: 67 words.
Ten Commandments: 179 words.
Gettysburg Address: 286 words.
U.S. Declaration of Independence: 1,300 words.
U.S. Constitution with all 27 amendments: 7,818 words.
E.U. regulations on the sale of cabbages: 26,911 words.