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That’s Blarney!

Q: What do you call a fake Irish stone? A: A shamrock! Explanation: March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. A shamrock is a bit of clover, typically with three leaves as you see … Continue reading

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Slip Sliding Away

Q: Why did the banana put on sunscreen? A: He didn’t want to peel! Explanation: The outside of a banana, the yellow part that you do not eat, is called the peel.  (The outside of an lemon is called a rind … Continue reading

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Leap Day

Q: What do you tell a hitchhiker on leap day? A: Hop in! Explanation: Happy leap day, leap year day, February 29!  It’s not every year I can explain a joke on February 29!!  (Leap year happens once every four years.) … Continue reading

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Wild and Free

Q: What did the tiger say to her cubs before they went out to play? A: Be careful–it’s a jungle out there! Explanation: A jungle is a forest in tropical areas.  In a jungle there are many trees and plants that … Continue reading

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A Pirate Looks at Forty (+ 40)

Q: What did the ol’ pirate say on his birthday? A: Aye, matey! Explanation: Happy birthday, matey, and have some cake!  “Matey” means pal or friend. Ol’ means old; the apostrophe (‘) replaces the ‘d’ in old just like the apostrophe … Continue reading

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Bear Crossing

Q: What do you get when you cross a bear with a forest? A: Fur trees!   Explanation: Can you imagine a tree with fur growing on it?  No, fur grows on animals, specifically, on mammals. Trees can’t grow fur, but … Continue reading

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Fire Away!

Q: What does an angel use to light a campfire? A: A match made in heaven!   Explanation: When people go camping, sometimes they will build a campfire for cooking, roasting marshmallows, or telling stories. To build a fire you need … Continue reading

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The Cows Might Be Listening

Q: Why shouldn’t you tell secrets on a farm? A: Because the potatoes have eyes and the corn has ears! Explanation: Ah, yes- more food jokes! When you look at a potato, you will see it has small bumps sticking out.  … Continue reading

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My Treat

Q: What did one plate say to the other? A: Dinner is on me! Explanation: When a meal such as breakfast, lunch, or dinner is served, it is typically put on a plate.  If you go to a restaurant, the server may … Continue reading

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Run, Run as Fast as You Can

Q: What does the gingerbread boy put on his bed? A: Cookie sheets! Explanation: A gingerbread boy is a type of cookie that is made out of gingerbread and cut in the shape of a person.  Many people in the … Continue reading

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