After having their 11th child, an Alabama couple decided that was enough (they could not afford a larger doublewide). So, 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 more children.
The doctor told him that there was a procedure called a vasectomy that 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
So, 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.