Man visits India and meets an old man in the town square who is renowned for his elephantine memory. He asks the old man what he had for breakfast on the same day 15 years back.

“Eggs,” replies the old man, the man scoffs at this saying everyone has eggs for breakfast and walks away. Ten years later he returns to India and sees the same old man on the same spot, goes to him and asks, “How?”

The old man takes one look at his face and replies, “Scrambled.”

Vocabulary Help

  • meet (meet, met, met) – encontrar
  • renowned – reconhecido, famoso
  • reply – responder
  • same spot – mesmo lugar
  • scoff – desdenhar, menosprezar
  • scrambled – mexidos
  • see (see, saw, seen) – ver
  • town square – praça da cidade
  • walk away – ir embora
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