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April 11, 2004

Price of a Brain

In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where their family member lay gravely ill.

Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber. "I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news," he said as he surveyed the worried faces.

"The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant It's an experimental procedure, very risky but it is the only hope. Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the brain yourselves."

The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a great length of time, someone asked, "Well, how much does a brain cost?"

The doctor quickly responded, "$5,000 for a male brain, and $200 for a female brain."

The moment turned awkward. Men in the room tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact with the women, but some actually smirked. A man unable to control his curiosity, blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask, "Why is the male brain so much more?"

The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, "It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to mark down the price of the female brains, because they've actually been used."

[Stolen from CynicalCyn.]

Posted by Peskie at April 11, 2004 12:00 PM


There's another version of it. The family is shown three pieces.
One costs 10 000 $, the other is 20 000 and the last is a million $.

On asked why, the doc replies - The first one is that of a doctor. It is highly evolved one.
The second is that of a rocket scientist. And therefore the premium.

The last one is that of a politician. Still new.

Posted by: Ravages at April 14, 2004 04:04 AM