How to get Attention

One of the highlights of the freshman biology class at New Mexico Highlands University was the monthly feeding of a caged rattlesnake kept in the laboratory. One time, the entire class gathered around the cage and, in complete silence, watched as the feeding took place.

"I’m jealous of the snake," the instructor said. "I never get the class’s undivided attention like this."

A student answered matter-of-factly, "You would if you could swallow a mouse."