After having their 11th child, an Alabama couple decided
that was enough.
The husband went to his doctor (who also treated mules) and
told him that he and his wife/cousin didn't want to have any
The doctor told him that there was a procedure called a
could fix the problem. The doctor instructed him to go home,
get a cherry bomb (fireworks are legal in Alabama), light it,
put it in a 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, but I don't see how putting a cherry bomb in a beer can
next to my ear is going to help me."
The couple drove to Georgia to get a second opinion. The
Georgia physician was just about to tell them about the
procedure for a vasectomy when he noticed that they were from
Alabama. This doctor instead told the man to go home and get
a cherry bomb, light it, place it in a beer can, hold it to
his ear and count to 10.
Figuring that both learned physicians couldn't be wrong, 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.