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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? December 2, 2017

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Nature.

Mickey appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.  Towards the end of the program, he had won 500,000 euros.

“You’ve done very well so far,” said the show’s presenter, “but for a million euros you’ve only got one life-line left, phone a friend.  Everything is riding on this question. Will you go for it?”

“Sure,” said Mickey. “I’ll have a go!”

“Which of the following birds does NOT build its own nest?

a) Sparrow
b) Thrush
c) Magpie
d) Cuckoo?”

“I haven’t got a clue,” said Mickey, ”I’ll use my last lifeline and phone my friend Donald”

Mickey called up his mate and repeated the question to him.

“Mickey!” cried Donald. “That’s simple . . . it’s a cuckoo.”

“Are you sure?”*

“Of course I’m sure.”

Mickey hung up the phone and said, “I’ll go with cuckoo as my answer.”

“Is that your final answer?” asked the host.


After a long, long pause, the presenter screamed, “Cuckoo is the correct answer! Mickey, you’ve won 1 million euros!”

The next night, Mickey invited Donald to their local pub to buy him a drink.

“Tell me, Donald, how did you know it was the Cuckoo that doesn’t build its own nest?”

“That’s easy!  Cuckoos live in a clock!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)



1. Joanne Sisco - December 2, 2017

In the end, it doesn’t matter how he got to the right answer 😉

nrhatch - December 2, 2017

Donald is a Lucky Duck!

2. Jill Weatherholt - December 2, 2017

I always knew Donald had all of the brain. Happy Saturday, Nancy!

nrhatch - December 2, 2017

And the best sense of humor ~> “Quack! Quack! Quack!”

3. Rainee - December 2, 2017

Very good Nancy!

nrhatch - December 2, 2017

Glad you enjoyed, Rainee.

4. joyroses13 - December 2, 2017

LOLOL!!! 🙂 I have to remember that one!

nrhatch - December 2, 2017

Some of the residents at your new job would get a kick out of this cuckoo joke!

joyroses13 - December 2, 2017

LOL! Yes they would, will have to remember it for when I start. Orientation is next weekend and then I start. 🙂

nrhatch - December 2, 2017

I hope you’re cuckoo for it . . . and that the residents are cuckoo for you!

5. Tippy Gnu - December 2, 2017

Well of course. And it was so obvious.

nrhatch - December 2, 2017

I bet Donald and Mickey will now go cuckoo for cocoa puffs!

6. mybeautfulthings - December 2, 2017

Love it! And didn’t see it coming! Thank you. 🙂

nrhatch - December 2, 2017

Glad you enjoyed. Have a fun day!

7. Kate Crimmins - December 2, 2017

Good one!

nrhatch - December 2, 2017

I went cuckoo for this joke!

8. Ally Bean - December 2, 2017

Boo! But it made me laugh.

nrhatch - December 2, 2017

When applied in the wrong sphere, logic is merely “an organized way of going wrong with confidence.”

Ally Bean - December 3, 2017

I like that definition. Clever.

nrhatch - December 3, 2017

I had to go find the correct attribution. Here it is ~ Kettering’s Law from address before American Society of Mechanical Engineers (c. 1944):

9. Luanne - December 3, 2017

Donald is a smartie!

nrhatch - December 3, 2017

Yup! Smarter than the average duck! 😀

10. L. Marie - December 3, 2017

That’s hilarious!!!!

nrhatch - December 3, 2017

Did Donald’s deduckion quack you up? 😀

L. Marie - December 4, 2017

😀 😃 😄 😁

Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - December 4, 2017


11. Tiny - December 3, 2017

That’s funny! But I was not quite prepared for Donald to tell the truth 😀

nrhatch - December 3, 2017

Your pessimism is well warranted. 😀

12. Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - December 4, 2017

Leave it to Donald to think like that, lol

nrhatch - December 4, 2017

Right result . . . wrong reason!

The common cuckoo does not make a nest of its own, and they do not bring up their own young. Instead, the female lays her eggs in the nests of other birds. Each female cuckoo specialises in just one host species, and lays camouflaged eggs in that bird’s nest. … When the cuckoo chick hatches it soon grows very fast.

13. Behind the Story - December 5, 2017

The accidentally smart duck.

nrhatch - December 5, 2017

Sounds like the title of a children’s book. 😀

14. Debra - December 6, 2017

Now there’s a lucky save! Good one! 🙂

nrhatch - December 6, 2017

Quick thinking for a quacker!

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