TRUE STORY :
A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where
Nancy Pelosi happened to appear. Ms. Pelosi took the opportunity to schmooze
the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease.
'Would you mind telling me, Doctor,' she asked, 'how you detect a mental
deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?'
'Nothing is easier,' he replied. 'You ask a simple question which anyone should
answer with no trouble. If the person hesitates, that puts you on the track..'
'What sort of question?' asked Pelosi.
Well, you might ask , 'Captain Cook made three trips around the world and
died during one of them. Which one?''
Pelosi thought a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, 'You wouldn't
happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don't know much about history.'