If a Tree Falls in the Forest

I have always been intrigued by the saying, “If a tree falls in the forest, but there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?” One day I decided to find out once and for all. For weeks I checked the weather forecast until they predicted a night-time thunder storm and high winds. Then, I went deep into the forest until I found a large dead tree. The tree was so weak it shook when I pushed it. A few feet from the tree I set up a portable tape recorder. Sure enough, that night there was thunder, lightning and high winds. The next morning I rushed to the forest. To my surprise the old tree was still standing. Tacked to the tree was a note. The note said, “Thanks for the tape recorder… SUCKER!