One day some wise men who were going about the country trying to find answers to some of the great questions of their time came to Nasreddin’s district and asked to see the wisest man in the place. Nasreddin was brought forward and a big crowd gathered to listen.
The first wise man began by asking, “Where is the exact center of the world?”
“It is under my right heel,” answered Nasreddin.
“How can you prove that?” asked the first wise man.
“If you don’t believe me,” answered Nasreddin, “measure and see.”
The first wise man had nothing to answer to that.
So the second wise man asked his question. “How many stars are there in the sky?” he said.
“As many as there are hairs on my donkey,” answered Nasreddin.
“What proof have you got of that?” asked the second wise man.Read More »