After having their 11th child, an Alabama couple decided that was enough, as they could
not afford a larger bed.
So the husband went to his doctor/veterinarian and told him that he and his wife/cousin
didn't want to have any more children.
The doctor told him that there was a procedure called a vasectomy that could fix the
problem but that it was expensive. A less costly alternative, said the doctor, was to go
home, get a cherry bomb (fireworks are legal in Alabama), light it, put it in a empty beer
can, then hold the can up to his ear and count to 10.
The Alabamian said to the doctor, "I may not be the smartest man in the world, but
I don't see how putting a cherry bomb in a beer can next to my ear is going to help
"Trust me," said the doctor.
So the man went home, lit a cherry bomb, and put it in a beer can. He held the can up
to his ear and began to count, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5," at which point he paused, placed the
beer can between his legs, and resumed counting on his other hand.
(This procedure also works in Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas and
parts of West Virginia.)