Why camels are flightless

A Mullah Nasruddin story

Why camels are flightless

Nasruddin and his hairy ass
Nasruddin and his hairy ass

One day as Nasreddin was preaching from the pulpit in Sivrihisar, he declared, “O true believers! We must give thanks to Allah for His infinite wisdom. For example, you must thank God that He did not give the camel wings.”

The congregation was confused.

Nasreddin explained, “If He had, imagine what it would be like. Camels would be flying up onto our roofs and shitting down our chimneys — not to mention that eventually they would likely come crashing through the roofs.”

Excerpted from the forthcoming Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin.

 

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