One day, Kevin and Joe are out enjoying their favorite hobby, which is bungee jumping.
Kevin thinks to himself, then turns to Joe and says, “you know Joe, we could make a lot of money running our own bungee jumping service in Mexico.”
Joe thinks this is a great idea, and so they pool their money and buy everything they’ll need: a tower, an elastic cord, insurance, etc.
So, they load up their truck, and travel off to Mexico, and begin to set up the bungee jumping tower in the square of a small town.
As they are constructing the tower a crowd begins to assemble, as the locals are curious as to what they are doing.
Slowly, more and more people gather to watch them work, and soon it’s like half the population of the town is out there watching them set up.
When they had finished, there was such a crowd that they thought it would be a good idea to give a demonstration of bungee jumping.
So they both climb up the tower, Kevin gets gets all kitted up ready, and he jumps.
He bounces at the end of the cord, but when he comes back up, Joe notices that he has a few cuts and scratches.
Unfortunately, Joe isn’t able to catch him, and he falls again, bounces again and comes back up again.
This time he is bruised and bleeding.
Again Joe misses him, Kevin falls again and bounces back up.
This time he comes back pretty messed up. He’s got a couple of broken bones and is almost unconscious.
Luckily Joe catches him this time and says, “What happened? Was the cord too long?”
Barely able to speak, Kevin gasps, “No, the bungee cord was fine. It was the crowd…”
“The crowd?”, Joe asks, puzzled.
Kevin croaks back at him: “WHAT THE HECK IS A PIÑATA?”
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