The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven.
When he arrives, however, the Pearly Gates are closed, and Forrest approaches St. Peter keeping the gates. St. Peter says “Well, Forrest, it is certainly good to see you. We’ve heard a lot about you. But I must tell you that the place is filling up fast and we have been administering an entrance examination you have to pass before you can get in.”
Forrest says “It sure is good to be here, sir. But nobody ever told me about any entrance exam. I sure hope the test ain’t too hard. Life was a big enough test as it was.”
What two days of the week begin, with the letter T?
How many seconds are there in a year?
What is God’s first name?”
Forrest replied, “Well, the first one — which two days in the week begins with the letter ‘T’? Shucks, That would be Today and Tomorrow.”
St. Peter’s eyes opened wide. “Forrest, that is not what I was thinking, but you do have a point, and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit for that answer. How about the next one? – ‘How many seconds in a year?’ ”
“Now that one is harder,” Forrest replies, “but I thunk and thunk about that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve.”
Astounded, St Peter said, “Twelve? Twelve? Forrest, how in heaven’s name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?”
Forrest replied, “Shucks, there’s got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd… ”
“Hold it,” interrupts St. Peter. “I can see your point, though that was not quite what I had in mind… But I will have to give you credit for that one, too. So let us go on with the last question. Can you tell me God’s first name?”
“Sure,’ Forrest replied, ‘it’s Andy.”
The Economist cover, Dec 5, 2015
I must point out, however, that it is not featuring St. Peter)
“Shucks, that was the easiest one of all,” Forrest replied. I learnt it from the song,