Humour — 13 February 2016

Barak Obama and Angela Merkel are shown a time machine which can see 100 years into the future.

They both decide to test it by asking a question each.

Obama goes first. “What will the USA be like in 100 years time?”

The machine whirs and beeps and goes into action and gives a printout.

He reads it out loud: “The country is in good hands under the new president, crime is non-existent, there is no conflict, the economy is healthy. There are no worries.”

Merkel thinks, “This is not bad, this time machine. I’ll have a go, too.”

So she asks, “What will Germany be like in 100 years time?”

The machine whirs and beeps and goes into action, and she gets a printout. But she just stares at it.

“Come on, Angela,” says Obama, “What does it say?”

Mekel replies, “Buggered if I know! It’s all in Arabic!”

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