I saw this on HumourNet today: In a surprise conciliatory move, the U.S. sent a delegation of 35 Girl Scouts, armed with 250,000 cases of coveted Thin Mints cookies, to the French Parliament in an attempt to ease tensions between the two countries. Upon seeing the approaching Girl Scouts, the French immediately surrendered. The U.N. praised the Girl Scouts for bringing a quick end to the French-American War, and, in particular, for preventing the French from destroying their vineyards and souffle recipes before surrendering. The Girl Scouts are now selling cookies in an attempt to raise sufficient funding to rebuild France. It is not anticipated that the French will ever acknowledge the Girl Scouts' contributions to their rebuilding. However, the French Resistance is planning to hold a press conference once the rebuilding is complete.