Day And Night

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I was working in a scrap yard during summer vacation at an engineering university. I used to work repairing construction equipment.
One afternoon, I was taking apart a piling hammer that had some very large bolts holding it together. One of the nuts had corroded on to the bolt; to free it, I started heating the nut with an oxy-acetylene torch.
As I was doing this, one of the dimmest apprentices I have ever known came along. He asked me what I was doing. I patiently explained that if I heated the nut, it would grow larger and release its grip on the bolt so I could then remove it.
"So things get larger when they get hot, do they?" he asked.
Suddenly, an idea flashed into my mind (I know not from where.) "Yes," I said, "that's why days are longer in summer and shorter in winter."
There was a long pause, then his face cleared and he said, "You know, I always wondered about that."

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Posted by ntsoaky Oct 25, 2006

Rn't we creative! Good joke

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Posted by ouchy1 Apr 03, 2007

i don't get it...

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Posted by FerretGirl Jun 30, 2007

The first guy was using a torch to get two pieces of metal appart. Then the other guy came up and asked him what he was doing. So he told him, and explained that heat made things get larger (and in effect, longer). And since summer days are hotter than winter days... The guy actually believed him.

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Posted by Fathead Sep 17, 2012

Ouchy and FerretGirl, it was a double entendre.

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