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#33757 06/28/01 07:37 PM
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What is big, and hairy, with black and yellow stripes, and has 16 legs?

i don't know either, but you just ate one, it was crawling on the lettuce leaf in your salad!

What is worse than finding a worm in an apple?

finding half a worm

How do you get down off an elephant?

Down? off an elephant? can't! elephants don't have down-- you get down off a goose!


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What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor?

Where's my tractor?

This one makes no sense, but induced paroxysms of laughter when I and my brothers were little:

Two penguins were sitting in a bathtub. What did the first penguin say to the second penguin?

Please pass me the typwriter. I told you it didn't make any sense.


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Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking. . . . . . . . . . . . .Answer: hsif



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In junior high school, we often told the penguin joke (about the typewriter) to test people's discernment. The joke teller would get to the punchline, and we would all bust up laughing. We tested the new-comer's courage; would he avoid peer pressure by not laughing, or perhaps admit the joke made no sense?

My one-year-old son has a similar problem. If I find something funny, he'll laugh and laugh, even if it is at a blank white wall. Human nature to conform, I guess.


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the penguin joke about the typewriter

I don't understand you all. Have you no sense of the absurd? It's *funny*!!


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and I always liked the one where one hippopotamus says to another in deepest Africa "That's funny - I could have sworn it was Tuesday".

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yes, now we're moving into the realm of the great philosophical riddles.
what's the difference between a duck?
http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=miscellany&Number=9651


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tsuwm wasks what's the difference between a duck?

My dad stumped us kids years ago with "What's the difference between a duck and/or ride a bike, true or false?"

(I thought I posted this long ago, but my search didn't yield it. Hmmm)


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And the eternal riddle : "What are Yonkers?"

For the non-US'ns, Yonkers is a town outside New York City and the answer is NOT "residents of Yonkers" There is no answer.


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I've notice over the years, there are old style riddles-- like Alex's

Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking. . . . . .

and the only one i remember--

Riddle me this, riddle me that--
What's over your head, and under your hat?


and newer (American ?) that simply pose a question--no rhyme, no form, just a question and answer.

okay i admit it.. i am dumb-- what is the answer-- hsif isn't a big enough hint.


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