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 Chinese man was incredulous, "That's impossible," he replied. "Where did your people eat for a thousand years?