The Greek philosophers
One day three Greek philosophers settled under the shade of an olive
tree, opened a bottle of Retsina, and began a lengthy discussion of the
Fundamental Ontological Question: Why does anything exist?
After a while, they began to ramble. Then, one by one, they fell asleep.
While the men slept, three owls, one above each philosopher,
completed their digestive process, dropped a present on each
philosopher's forehead, the flew off with a noisy "hoot." Perhaps the hoot awakened the philosophers.
As soon as they
looked at each other, all three began, simultaneously, to laugh.
one of them abruptly stopped laughing. Why?