Three guys are out having a relaxing day fishing.
Out of the blue, they caught a mermaid who begged to be set free
in return for granting each of them a wish. One of the guys just
didn't believe it, and said,. "OK if you can really grant
wishes, then double my I.Q."
The mermaid said, "Done."
Suddenly, the guy started to recite Shakespeare
flawlessly and to analyze it with extreme insight. The second
guy was so amazed he said to the mermaid, "Triple my I.Q."
The mermaid said, "Done." The guy
started to spout out all the mathematical solutions to problems
that have been stumping all the scientists of varying fields:
physics, chemistry, etc.
The last guy was so enthralled with the changes
in his friends, that he said to the mermaid, "Quintuple
The mermaid looked at him and said, "You
know, I normally don't try to change people's minds when they
make a wish, but I really wish you'd reconsider."
The guy said, "Nope, I want you to increase
my I.Q. times five and if you don't do it, I won't set you free."
"Please," said the mermaid. "You
don't know what you're asking...it'll change your entire view
of the universe. Won't you ask for something else...a million
But no matter what the mermaid said, the guy
insisted on having his I.Q. increased by five times its usual
power. So the mermaid sighed and said, "Done."
And he became a woman.