Flying high and driving fast

Escape this dangerous situation

You’re driving your car at a constant speed

On your left side is a ‘drop’ (the ground is 18-24 inches below the level you are travelling on) and on your right side is a fire engine travelling at the same speed as you……..

In front of you is a galloping horse which is about the same size and height as your car and you cannot overtake it.

Behind you is a galloping zebra. Both the horse and zebra are travelling at the same speed as you.

What must you do to safely get yourself out of this highly dangerous situation?

Get off the merry-go-round, you’re drunk.


With his request approved, the Channel 9 News photographer quickly used a mobile phone to call the local airport to charter a flight.  He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger.

He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, ‘Let’s go’.

The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.

Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, ‘Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.’

‘Why?’ asked the pilot.

‘Because I’m a photographer for Channel 9 News’, he responded, ‘and I need to get some close up shots.’

The pilot was strangely silent for a moment.

Finally he stammered, ‘So, what you’re telling me, is . . . You’re NOT my flight instructor?’


A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question.

The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped centimetres from a shop window.

For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said: “Look mate, don’t ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!”

The driver replied, “Sorry, it’s not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver – I’ve been driving a van carrying dead bodies for the last 25 years…..

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