Reacting to taunts from some college students that he
can't be valued because he had never been to school,
Nasrudin agreed to attend classes given by a renowned but
eccentric philosophy professor at the local university.
After seemingly sleeping through all of the classes, it
was time for Nasrudin to take the final exam in the class.
The professor handed out the test. It consisted of only
The class was already seated and ready to go when the
professor picked up his chair, plopped it on top of his
desk and wrote on the board:
"Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that
this chair does not exist."
Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in
furious fashion. Some students wrote over 50 pages in
attempting to refute the existence of the chair.
Nasrudin however, was up and finished in less than a minute.
When the grades were posted, the rest of the students were
shocked when they found out Nasrudin had gotten the only
"A"" when he had barely written anything at all.
The professor agreed to post the Mullah's answer. It consisted
of only two words: