Stalin is giving a speech when he hears someone sneeze. He stops mid-sentence and asks the first row, “who sneezed?”
Stalin executes the first row. Now, everyone is getting nervous.
Stalin addresses the second row. “Who sneezed?” he asks, becoming visibly upset.
Still, nobody answers. Everyone is much too scared to reply.
Stalin executes the second row.
“Who sneezed!?” Stalin booms at the third row. He is angry now.
Finally, after many moments of silence, a young and timid Russian soldier raises his hand. Stalin turns to the soldier and says,