Here's a nice one sent to me by a UKIP Local Election candidate.
Retirement Bonus, Navy Style
The Ministry of Defence decided the Royal Navy had many officers and decided to offer an early retirement bonus. They promised any officer in Portsmouth who volunteered for retirement a bonus of £1,000 for every inch measured in a straight line between any two points in his body.
The officer got to choose what those two points would be.
The first officer who accepted asked that he be measured from the top of his head to the tip of his toes. He was measured at six feet and walked out with a bonus of £72,000.
The second officer who accepted was a little smarter and asked to be measured from the tip of his outstretched hands to his toes. He walked out with £96,000.