Three men, one from New Hampshire, one from Massachusetts and one from Maine are out walking together one day. They come across a lantern and a Genie pops out of it.
"I will give you each one wish, that's three wishes total," says the Genie.
The man from New Hampshire says, "I am a farmer, my dad was a farmer, and my son will also farm. I want the land to be forever fertile in New Hampshire."
With a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' the land in New Hampshire was forever made fertile for farming.
The man from Massachusetts was amazed, so he said, "I want a wall around Massachusetts, so that no foreigners or tourists can come into our precious state."
Again, with a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' there was a huge wall around Massachusetts.
The Mainer asks, "I'm very curious. Please tell me more about this wall."
The Genie explains, "Well, it's about 150 feet high, 50 feet thick and completely surrounds the state. Nothing can get in or out."
And the man from Maine says, "Fill it up with water."