A Pole wanted to join an amateur baseball team. The
coach looked him over and decided to give him a chance.
"I will give you three questions," said the coach.
"If you come back in a week and answer them all correctly, you're on
"Fair enough!" said the Pole eagerly. The coach
proceeded, "Here are your questions.
First, how many days are there in a week that start
with the letter 'T'?
Second, how many seconds are there in a year?
And third, how many d's are there in 'Rudolph the
Red Nosed Reindeer?'"
Next week, the Pole came back, feeling all
confident that he knew the right answers.
So again the coach said, "So how many days in the
week that start with 'T'?"
The Pole said, "Two!"
"Very good!" said the coach. And what are they?"
"Today and Tomorrow!"
"Hmm... OK," said the coach. "How many seconds are
there in a year?" "Twelve!"
"Twelve? How did you come up with twelve?" The
coach was perplexed.
"Well," said the Pole, "there's the second of
January, the second of February, the second of..."
"Um... OK," broke in the coach. "How many d's in
'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?'"
"Oh, that is easy!" laughed the Pole. "Three
hundred and sixty-five!"
"What?" cried the coach. "How did you get that
figure?" To which the Pole sang, "dee dee dee-dee-dee dee-dee..."