An inventor came up with a computer that could not be stumped. He took
his idea to a wealthy investor to seek funding.
Not wishing to invest in a phony device, the investor asked for a
The inventor told him to go ahead and ask it anything he wanted.
The investor asked, “Where is my father?”
The machine replied, “Fly fishing in Montana.”
The investor snorted and said, “This machine is worthless, my father has
been dead for years.”
Not to be dismayed, the inventor said, “Sometimes you have to word the
question differently to get the correct response.”
The investor this time asked, “Where is my mother’s husband?” The
machine replied, “Your mother’s husband is buried in Forest Hills. Your
father just landed a twenty-inch trout.”