A Russian and an American wrestler were set to square off for the
Olympic Gold Medal. Before the final match, the American wrestler's
trainer came to him and said, "now, don't forget all the research we've done on this Russian. He's
never lost a match because of this 'Pretzel' hold he has, whatever
you do don't let him get you in this hold! If he does, you're
The wrestler nodded in acknowledgment.
As the match started, the American and the Russian circled each
other several times, looking for an opening. All of a sudden, the
Russian lunged forward, grabbing the American and wrapping him up in the dreaded pretzel hold.
A sigh of disappointment arose from the crowd and the trainer buried
his face in his hands, for he knew all was lost. He couldn't watch
the inevitable happen. Suddenly, there was a scream, then a cheer from the crowd and the trainer
raised his eyes just in time to watch the Russian go flying up in
the air. His back hit the mat with a thud and the American collapsed on top of him making the pin and winning the
The trainer was astounded. When he finally got the American wrestler
alone, he asked, "how did you ever get out of that hold? No one has
ever done it before!"
The wrestler answered,"well, I was ready to give up when he got me
in that hold but at the last moment, I opened my eyes and saw this
pair of testicles right in front of my face. I had nothing to lose so with my last
ounce of strength I stretched out my neck and bit those babies just as hard as I could."
"So, the trainer exclaimed, 'that is what finished him off?!"
"Not really. You'd be amazed how strong you get when you bite your