After their 11th child, a hillbilly couple decided
that was enough, as they could not afford a
So the husband went to his veterinarian and
told him that he and his 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, 'is to
go home, get a cherry bomb , (fireworks are
legal in hillbilly country) light it, put it in a beer
can, then hold the can up to your ear and count
The hillbilly said to the doctor,
'I may not be the smartest tool in the shed, but I
don't see how putting a cherry bomb in a beer
can next to my ear is going to help me.'
'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!
(You'll love this.)
At which point, he paused, placed the beer can
between his legs and continued counting on
his other hand.
This procedure has been known to work in Tennessee ,
Louisiana, Arkansas , Mississippi , Alabama ,
Georgia, West Virginia and Texas .