Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Less is more

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.


  1. It is said that for a joke to be funny, it must contain an element of truth. Some humor is just too true to be.

  2. Let us not forget about Obama Care: 2000 plus pages!

  3. In the original Hebrew, the Ten Commandments were much less than 179 words probably closer to 50 words.

    Good joke though.

  4. S.L. I was about to ask the word count on Obamacare. If I couldn't find humor in the situation, I would be crying in my beer. If I drank beer that is.

  5. "Cabbages - 2.00 each."

    That's all the words you need.

    Just Me.