"Charles' Joke" had to include these things. 
 
1. A food recipe detailed enough to allow the reader to make it.
"a mug of steaming water and a tea-bag"
 
2. A line from Shakespeare, spoken in normal conversation by a character.
"the secrets of his overcharged soul"
 
3. An explanation for the Bermuda Triangle.
"A Place to Conquer Fear."
 
4. A mathematical equation.
"Two sisters means you only have to come half the time, right?"
 
5. A sports result.
"the Cowboys were ahead by a field goal"
 
6. The meaning of life.
"to enjoy it until the end"
 
7. The title of a Beatles song.
"Julia"
 
8. A reference to Laurel and Hardy.
"Laurel and Hardy magazine"
 
9. A historical battle, identifying the result.
"withdrawal from Vietnam"
 
10. A riddle.

The dead baby joke.