Richard Nixon, Leonid Brezhnev, Henry Kissinger, the Pope and a hippie are passengers travelling aboard an airplane. The pilot runs to the back of the plane and shouts to the passengers that the engines have failed and the plane is going down. He also points out, while securing himself a parachute, that there are only four parachutes for the five passengers. Nixon and Brezhnev both jump up immediately, state that they are the leaders of the two most powerful nations on earth and thus worthy of being saved, grab a parachute and jump. Henry Kissinger then stands up, exclaims that he is the smartest man in the world and should therefore have one of the parachutes, and then he jumps. This leaves the Pope and the hippie. The Pope turns to the young hippie and says: "I have lived a long and pious life. I am ready to meet God! Take the parachute, my young friend." The hippie scratches his head and replies "Don't worry, padre, the smartest man in the world just jumped out of here with my backpack on."
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