You know that old expression about finding a skeleton in the closet.
Well, a few years ago, a very large, old building was being torn down in Chicago to make room for a new skyscraper.
Due to its proximity to the other buildings around it, the building could not be imploded, and had to be dismantled floor by floor.
While working on the 49th floor, two construction workers found a skeleton in a small closet behind the elevator shaft. They decided that they should call the police.
When the police arrived, they directed them to the closet and showed them the skeleton, which was fully clothed and standing upright.
The police said that it could be Jimmy Hoffa, or somebody else really important who went missing years ago without a trace.
Two days went by, and the construction workers couldn’t stand it any more, they had to know who they had found.
So, they called the police station and said, “We are the two guys who found the skeleton in the closet, and we want to know if it really was Jimmy Hoffa.”
The cop who answered the phone said, “Well, it wasn’t Jimmy Hoffa, but it was somebody kind of important.”
“Well, who was it?”, the two men asked.
“The 1956 Polish National Hide-and-Seek Champion!”
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