Mullah Nasrudin thought it would be beneficial
to have a college degree so he asked a famous
philosophy Professor to give him a Doctorate
in Wisdom. The Professor had just concluded
his last lecture of the semester and was about
to give his class their final test. Feeling
good about the opportunity to show the students
that he much cleverer than Nasrudin he said to
the Mullah "Well sir, if you can pass the test
I am giving to this class,I will give you
the college degree you want. It will just be
one question, but only if you give the best
answer of any of those taking the test will
you be awarded a passing grade."
Nasrudin agreed and sat down with the students.
The whole class looked forward to the humiliation
they were sure would soon descend on the Mullah.
They were filled with pride amd superiority
because after attending so many of their esteemed
teachers lectures, they were sure that only they
were bright and learned enough to pass the test.
The Professor then got up from his chair and put
it on a table and said...
"Using everything we have learned this semester,
prove that this chair does not exist."
The students began writing their papers. They were
suprised when Nasrudin got up just a few moments after
he had begun. They were sure he had either not understood
the concept of had become frustrated and gave up.
They proceeded to write furiously and copiously.
Some of them were done in a few hours but most spent
the entire afternoon and night writing enough pages
to fill a thick book in their effort to prove the
chair did not exist.
The next day when the grades were posted, the students
were astonished to find that even though Nasrudin
had barely written anything at all, the Professor had
apologized to Nasrudin for his snotty attitude and
had in fact awarded him a Doctor of Wisdom degree. They
asked their teacher how this had occurred, and the
"His answer consisted of two words"