A true story.
Last month a large and loud Texan went into McSorley's an old Irish pub in New York and shouted out, 'I hear you Irish are a bunch of drinkin' fools. I'll give $1000 to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back to back.'
The room is quiet and no one takes up the Texan's offer.
My nephew Patrick gets up and leaves the bar.
Thirty minutes later, he comes back and taps the Texan on the shoulder. "Is your bet still good?' he asks.
The Texan answers, 'Yes', and he orders the barman to line up 10 pints of Guinness.
Immediately Patrick downs all 10 pints back to back.
The pub goes wild and the Texan sits down in amazement.
He gives Patrick $1000 and asks, 'If ya don't mind me askin', where did you go for that 30 minutes you were gone?'
Patrick replies, 'Oh...
... I had to go to the pub down the block to see if I could do it first.'