Kirk Reiser kirk at braille.uwo.ca
Fri Oct 1 06:06:27 EDT 2004

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    A Polish and a Newfoundland wrestler were set to square off for the
Olympic Gold medal. Before the final match, the Newfie wrestler's trainer
came to him and said, "Now, don't forget all the research we've done on this
Pollock. He's never lost a match because of this 'pretzel' hold he has,
whatever you do, do not let him get you in that hold! If he does, you're

    The Newfie nodded in acknowledgement. As the match started, the Newfie
and the Pollock circled each other several times, looking for an opening.
All of a sudden, the Pollock lunged forward, grabbing the Newfie and
wrapping him up in the dreaded pretzel hold. A sigh of disappointment arose
the crowd and the trainer buried his face in his hands, for he knew all was
lost. He couldn't watch the inevitable happen.

    Suddenly, there was a scream, and then a cheer from the crowd and the
trainer raised his eyes just in time to watch the Pollock go flying up in
the air. His back hit the mat with a thud and the Newfoundlander collapsed
on top of him making the pin and winning the match.

    The trainer was astounded. When he finally got his wrestler alone, he
asked, "How did you ever get out of that hold? No one has ever done it

    The wrestler answered, "Well, I was ready to give up when he got me in
that hold but at the last moment, I opened my eyes and saw this pair of
testicles right in front of my face. I had nothing to lose so with my last
ounce of strength I stretched out my neck and bit those babies just as hard
as I could."

    "So," the trainer exclaimed, "That's what finished him off!"

    "Not really. You'd be amazed how strong you get when you bite your own

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