A blonde and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from London to Sydney.
The lawyer asks if she would like to pass time by playing a game. The blonde, who’s tired and just wants to take a nap, politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
The lawyer persists and says the game is easy and a lot of fun. He explains, “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me £5.00, and vice versa.”
Again, she declines and tries to get some sleep.
The lawyer, now agitated, says, “Okay, if you don’t know the answer you pay me £5.00, and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you £500.00.”
This catches the blonde’s attention; and figuring there will be no end to this 22 hour torment unless she plays, she agrees to the game.
The lawyer asks the first question: “What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?”
The blonde doesn’t say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls out a £5.00 note, and hands it to the lawyer. “Okay,” says the lawyer, “it’s your turn.”
She asks the lawyer, “What goes up a hill with three legs but comes down with four legs?”
The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references–no answer. He taps into the airphone with his modem and searches the Net. No answer. Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and co-workers, to no avail.
After an hour, he wakes the blonde and hands her £500.
The blonde says “Thank you” and turns back to get some more sleep.
The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the blonde and asks, “Well, what’s the answer?”
Without a word, the blonde reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer another £5.00 note, and goes back to sleep.