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Flower Power

Q: What do you call a flower that runs on electricity? A: A power plant! Explanation: A power plant is a place where electricity is made.  There are many different types of power plants. A flower is the part of a plant … Continue reading

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April Showers

Q: Why would you want a chicken-proof umbrella? A: To use when the weather is fowl! Explanation: Spring started back on March 19 in the northern hemisphere, while fall began for me here in the southern hemisphere.  As the seasons change, … Continue reading

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Dressed to the Nines

Q: What is the difference between a well-dressed bicyclist and a poorly dressed unicyclist? A: Attire! Explanation: Let’s start with some vocabulary: Well-dressed means to wear nice clothing (it is the opposite of poorly dressed); A bicyclist is a person who … Continue reading

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Bonsai?

Q: What kind of tree fits in your hand? A: A palm tree! Explanation: The palm of your hand is the part that faces things you grab.  It is easier to see in the picture.  The palm of your hand is rather … 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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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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Among the Hidden

Q: Can a leopard hide anywhere he wants? A: No, he is always spotted! Explanation:  If you have ever seen a leopard, you will know that leopards have spots. Spots are the round marks that a leopard has on its fur. … 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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