A Jewish man and a Chinese man were conversing. The Jewish man
commented upon what a wise people the Chinese are.
"Yes," replied the Chinese, "Our culture is over 4,000 years old.
But, you Jews are a very wise people, too."
The Jewish man replied, "Yes, our culture is over 5,000 years old."
The Chinaman was incredulous, "That's impossible," he replied.
"Where did your people eat for a thousand years?"