Thursday, August 9, 2012

C5. In 2002, psychologist Richard Wiseman and colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, finished a year-long experiment, concluding that of all animals, these evoke the most humour and silliness. In his report, Wiseman said, "If you're going to tell a joke involving an animal, make it a ____." One of the well-known jokes involving one such creature is set in a chemist's shop, and features chapstick and a condom. Fill in the blank.

A. Duck

Here's the joke: 

Duck walks into a chemist's shop, asks for chapstick. Chemist says, "Cash or charge?" Duck replies: "Just put it on my bill."

Couple of days later, the duck's back (hey, there's a pun there as well). This time he asks for a condom. Chemist says, "I suppose you want me to put it on your bill?" Duck draws up to his full height and replies, outraged: "What kind of duck do you take me for?!"


  1. A gecko? Only because that's the only creature i can think of that would connect with the theme, a rather tenous connection at that.
    Also, please tell us the joke when you reveal the answer. Quiz questions are a dime a dozen, but a good joke is hard to come by these days ;-)

  2. I vaguely recollect hearing some such joke, but can't remember the animal. I'll guess Panda.

  3. Attempt at Master Answer. Bombay, Joseph and the Raincoat, and Jeeves are all stage plays, and musicals at that. Is that it?

  4. Duck (that's no duck that's a goose - OUCH!)


  5. Going for Theme C - The 'gecko' 'chameli' clue & Catherine sparked it off. Is it Katrina Kaif?