Category Archives: jokes explained

Stealth

Q: What kind of shoes does a ninja wear? A: Sneakers! Explanation:  A very long time ago in Japan, ninjas worked as secret agents for the government; they were spies who were trained in the martial art of ninjutsu.  They were known … Continue reading

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Bogged Down

Q: What is the difference between a pirate and a cranberry farmer? A: A pirate buries his treasure while a cranberry farmer treasures his berries! Explanation:  Cranberries are a sour fruit, related to blueberries, that are used to make cranberry sauce and … Continue reading

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Worse Than Its Bite

Q: Why is a tree like a noisy dog? A: Because each has a lot of bark! Explanation:  Dogs bark; barking is the noise they frequently make (some dogs bark less then others).  In this case, ‘bark’ is a verb, an action. … Continue reading

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A Purrfect Joke

Q: What color is a happy cat? A: Purr-ple! Explanation: Cats make two common sounds- they meow and they purr (they can also howl and screech but those sounds are not as common).  Purring is that low, rumble that you can feel on … Continue reading

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Brilliance

Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses during class? A: Because her students were so bright! Explanation: Have you ever seen a teacher wear sunglasses while teaching in a classroom?  I haven’t.  Most people only wear sunglasses when they are outside in the … Continue reading

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Catch and Release

Q: What can you catch but not throw? A: A cold! Explanation: Are you familiar with the expression, to catch a cold?  when you catch a cold you get a cold (runny nose, sneezing, maybe coughing, …) from someone else.  Cold sometimes means the … Continue reading

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Sweet Honey in the Hair

Q: Why do bees have sticky hair? A: They use honey combs! Explanation: You already know that bees make honey.  Honeycomb is where honey is stored in the hive.  The honeycomb is made of many hexagons (a 6 sided figure like a snowflake … Continue reading

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