I read this one today and found it fairly amusing:
A Russian scientist and a Czech scientist had spent their whole lives studying the majestic polar bear. Each year, they petitioned their respective governments to allow them to go to Nunavut to study these wondrous beasts. Finally, their request was granted and they immediately flew to Yellowknife and then up North to Nunavut.
They reported to the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment and were told that it was the Polar Bear mating season and it was much too dangerous to go out and study the animals. They pleaded that this was their only chance. Finally, the Mounties relented.
The Russian and the Czech were given mobile phones and told to report in each and every day. For several days they called in, and then nothing was heard from the two scientists.
The Mounties mounted a search party and found the scientists' camp completely ravaged, but with no sign of the missing men. They then followed the trails of a male and a female bear. They found the female and decided they must kill the animal to find out if she had eaten the scientists because they feared an international incident.
They killed the female and cut open the bear's stomach, but only found the remains of the Russian. One Mountie turned to the other and said, "You know what this means, don't you?
"Of course," said the other Mountie. "The Czech is in the male."
Apr 25, '04