One day, a teacher, a garbage collector, and a lawyer all die and go to Heaven.
St. Peter is there and was having a bad day since heaven was getting crowded. When they get to the gate, St. Peter informed them that there will be a test to get into Heaven: They each will have to answer a single question.
To the teacher, he says, “What was the name of the ship that crashed into the Iceberg and sunk with all its passengers?”
The teacher thinks for a second, and then replies: “That would have been the Titanic, right?”.
St. Peter lets him through the gate.
Next, St. Peter turns to the Garbage man, and figuring that Heaven doesn’t REALLY need all the stink that this guy would bring into heaven, decides to make the question a little harder: “How many people died on the ship?”
The garbage man guesses: “1228″, to which St. Peter says, “That happens to be right. Go ahead.”
St. Peter then turns to the Lawyer: “Name them.”