Once upon a time in the Soviet Union Ivan bought a huge barrel of beer. Early in the gorgeous morning he put on a wall a large sign “FREE BEER” near the barrel.
Several people saw the sign and did not believe it. Then one brave young man came to Ivan and asked if it was a joke.
“No, it’s not a topic for a joke! Enjoy free beer!”
People were surprised and very happy.
Some of them said; “Let’s form a line and see that nobody breaks in.” They formed a line. One by one Ivan gave people in the line a large glass of beer. People thanked him and left.
In 15 minutes the line became very long. 10 more minutes passed and nobody could control it anymore.
People started to fight. Several were stabbed. Police arrived, dispersed the crowd and arrested several people including Ivan.
Then they interrogated Ivan:
— Why did you provoke the fight?
— I did not expect it to happen!
— Did you trade without a license?
— No. I gave beer free. There are many witnesses.
— Are you crazy?
— No, no! I am a good worker, a member of an union, have a wonderful family.
— Ok, Ivan. We let you go. Only tell us why did you spent your savings to give people free beer?
— You know, I am not a young man. I wanted to see how everything will be after the victory of communism!
Parents asked him: “How and where did you get it?”
“You know, on the way home I met a woman and she asked if I wanted to buy this car for 50 rubles. Fortunately, I did not spend money on lunch today. So I bought this car.”
Father: “Please show us where this woman lives”.
They went nearby and met the woman. The father asks: “Did you really sold this expensive car for 50 rubles?”.
She answered: “Yes, I did. You know, my husband went on a business trip and then sent me a letter that he met a wonderful girl and decided to stay with her. He also asked me to sell all his possessions and then to make a deposit to his bank account.
By the way, would you be interested in buying a three bedroom apartment for 100 rubles?”
I’d like to know how scientists are thinking. Surely, your mind is working in a laboratory, in a library.
But do you continue to think about a problem at home?
How do you come to discovery?
Well, here is an example. For a long time when my wife and I lied down in bed my wife said to me that she had a headache. So, of course, I was thinking how to deal with this problem. And then one day it hit me, and I discovered …
A new super drug from headache?
No. I discovered that our neighbor was a lonely, kind and sympathetic