An American, an Indian, and a Russian end up in Hell and plead to the devil that they don’t belong here.
The devil, bored, makes them an offer:
“I will strike you 3 times with my whip, and if you survive,
I’ll let you go. You can use anything you want as a shield”
The American goes first.
He builds a high-tech shield from depleted uranium and composites, and hides behind it.
The Devil strikes once – the shield cracks; twice – the shield falls apart; thrice – the American is no more.
Next goes the Indian.
He puts himself in some advanced Yoga position and goes into deep hibernation.
The Devil strikes once – nothing; twice – the Indian shivers a bit; thrice – the Indian grunts, but lives.
The Devil is amazed and tells him he’s free to go.
The Indian asks, “May I stay and watch?
In all jokes the Russians somehow come out on top.
I want to see how he will do it this time”.
The Devil nods and turns to the Russian:
“So, what will you use as a shield?”
The Russian replies, “The Indian, of course”.