Who Are the Smartest People in the World?

So, who's smarter? You or your little sister? Doctors? Lawyers? CEOs? Who are the smartest people ever? The engineers who built the Egyptian Pyramids. Or Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson? Or Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo? Maybe little boys are the smartest people in the world. Who is the Smartest? A Doctor, a Lawyer, a Priest, or a Little Boy?


A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and then he bailed out.

red and white parachute imageUnfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said "I'm a doctor, I save lives, so I must live," and jumped out.

The lawyer then said, "I'm a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live." He also grabbed a parachute and jumped.

The priest looked at the little boy and said, "My son, I've lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace."

The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, "Not to worry, Father. The 'smartest man in the world' just took off with my back pack!"

World's Smartest Detective

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go on a camping trip. After a good dinner and a bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend.

"Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

"I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes" replies Watson.

"And what do you deduce from that?"

Watson ponders for a minute. "Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe. What does it tell you, Holmes?"

Holmes is silent for a moment. "Watson, you idiot!" he says. "Someone has stolen our tent!"

It's Smart to be cautious

I'm afraid of three things: Women, snakes, and the police. They all have the ability to hurt me and make it look like it was my fault.

Smart Contest:  Lawyer versus the Little Boy

A lawyer is trying to call his clients. The phone rings and their little boy, in a whisper, says, "Hello."

Lawyer: "Is your mommy there?"

Boy: (whisper) "Yes."

Lawyer: "Can I speak with her?"blonde boy hair do

Boy: (whisper) "She's busy."

Lawyer: "Is your daddy there?"

Boy: (whisper) "Yes."

Lawyer: "Can I speak with him?"

Boy: (whisper) "He's busy."

Lawyer: "Is there anyone else there?"

Boy: (whisper) "The fire department."

Lawyer: "Can I talk to one of them?"

Boy: (whisper) "They're busy."

Lawyer: "Is there anybody ELSE there?"

Boy: (whisper) "The police department."

Lawyer: "Well, can I talk to one of THEM?"

Boy: (whisper) "They're busy."

Lawyer: "Let me get this straight, your mother, father, the fire department AND the police department are ALL in your house, and they're ALL busy. WHAT are they doing?"

Boy: (whisper) "They're looking for me."

What's the World's Greatest Invention

An engineer, a physicist, a mathematician, and a mystic were asked to name the greatest invention of all time. The engineer chose fire, which gave humanity power over matter. The physicist chose the wheel, which gave humanity the power over space. The mathematician chose the alphabet, which gave humanity power over symbols. The mystic chose the thermos bottle.

"Why a thermos bottle?" the others asked.

"Because the thermos keeps hot liquids hot in winter and cold liquids cold in summer."

"Yes - so what?"

"Think about it." said the mystic reverently. "That little bottle - how does it know?"

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