I was listening to a news quiz show on the radio recently, where the host asks a panel of folks questions about the week's news but in a variety of entertaining and amusing formats. One of the games they play is called the "Bluff the Listener Challenge" and they have someone call in to the show and the panel reads him/her three stories from the week's news...But here's the catch: only one of them is true. And the listener has to figure out which one is the real story.
Usually they are very obscure, bizarre, funny stories and sometimes it's very difficult to decide which one is true because they are ALL so outrageous.
This week's true story hit my funny bone. I was hoping that it would be the true story, and lo, it was. Here it is, in paraphrased form.
In Bremen, Germany, a woman called police saying that she had just witnessed a child abduction. She saw someone putting a child into the trunk of a car and quickly driving away. Her prompt action launched a massive police hunt, and the car was located. But the driver explained the situation this way: He was hearing strange noises in the back of his car, so he went to his local mechanic to help him figure out the problem. The mechanic, a dwarf, volunteered to get in the trunk and listen for the noise, while the man drove around town. Sure enough- the person in the trunk was not a child, but an auto mechanic who happened to be a dwarf.
For some reason, that story just reduces me to a heap of laughter, just thinking about it.