CANADA: Coin Trick

The Finance Minister's Parliamentary Assistant Jimmy Sinclair remembers now that he did not have much hope of success when he was sent to Yugoslavia last year. His mission was to collect a debt ($226,000) owed to Canada for postwar relief. To his pleased surprise, Marshal Tito amiably agreed to pay back two-thirds of what Yugoslavia owed. He also wowed Sinclair with his coin-trick joke about Stalin.

Tito extended his hands, placed the opposing fingertips together, except for the middle fingers which were bent so that the backs of their second joints stayed...

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