Taking a dime from his pocket, John said to Mary, “I’ll bet you ten cents I can kiss you on the lips without touching them.”

“You’re crazy,” said Mary. “That’s impossible. Here’s a dime that says you can’t.”

The two dimes were placed on the mantelpiece and John then enfolded Mary and for ten minutes kissed her passion-ately and intimately.

She broke away at last, panting and disheveled, and said, “You did nothing but touch my lips.”

John pushed the dimes toward her and smiled as he said, “I guess I lose.”