A man, his head seriously mis-shapen, stood drinking in a bar in Johannesburg. A youngster started to laugh and point at the man.
The barman said "Don't you EVER laugh at that man. He is a national hero. There was a mining disaster, and that man stood with a wooden beam on his head for 4 hours whilst rescue workers rescued 34 other miners. That is why is head is flat".
"Wow", said the youngster,"that is really impressive. But what about his cauliflower ears?"
"Oh, that is where they hammered him in."