After having their 11th child, a Newfoundland couple decided that was
enough, as they could not afford a larger bed. So the husband went to
his doctor / veterinarian and told him that he and his wife didn't want
to have any more children.
The doctor told him that there was a procedure called a vasectomy that
could fix the problem but that it was expensive. A less costly
alternative, said the doctor, was to go home, get a firecracker, light
it, put it in a beer can, then hold the can up to his ear and count
The Newfie said to the doctor, "I may not be the smartest man in the
world, but I don't see how putting a firecracker in a beer can next to
my ear is going to help me."
"Trust me," said the doctor.
So the man went home, lit a firecracker and put it in a beer can. He
held the can up to his ear and began to
...at which point he paused, placed the beer can between his legs, and
resumed counting on his other hand.
This procedure also works in Quebec, some parts of Saskatchewan and