Four Worms and a lesson

A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.

Four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.

The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.

The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.

The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:

The first worm in alcohol - Dead.

The second worm in cigarette smoke -Dead

Third worm in chocolate syrup - Dead

Fourth worm in good clean soil - Alive.

So the Minister asked the congregation -

- What can you learn from this demonstration?

Maxine was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said:

- As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!

That pretty much ended the service

Vocabulary Help

  • clean - limpo
  • jar - jarra, vaso, vidro
  • learn (learn, learnt, learnt) - aprender
  • placed - colocado
  • put (put, put, put) - colocado
  • smoke - fumar, fumaça
  • soil - solo
  • worm - verme


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