Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Squeeze your brain

In my last post, I talked about humor and Tom Swifties. All right, I have to agree that I lifted one-side of my lips when I read some of the Tom Swifties. At least I tried to half-smile, right?

I also talked about how humor and jokes are sometimes affected by culture. There are of course many jokes that are universal...I can't think of one now on top of my head...but I assume there are (RIGHT???). Anyways, my students, who I considered as "my kids," had a lot of fun telling me jokes and funny riddles lately. The school is out by the end of this week, so we basically are not having lessons anymore. Instead, I would challenge them to some riddles and they would test my ability to think logically as a kid. Some of the answers to the riddles were so dumb they made us laughed really hard. But I wonder if you would find them funny at all. Let's try some out. Don't think too hard...just answer instinctively, it's more fun that way.

1. This Christmas, what would Santa put in the socks first?

2. In science class, the teacher said that the worms can still survive if they were cut in half. Tom went home and cut his worm in half, but it died. Why?

3. Beethoven played the piano. Why did he not use this finger (imagine me showing you my index finger) when he was playing the piano?

4. If Beethoven is still alive now, what would happen to the earth?

5. Mary's dad has five daughters, their names are Nana, Nono, Nini, Nene and ....?

6. Would you use your left hand, or right hand to wipe your butt?

7. One day, Tom was walking in the orchard. Suddenly, a coconut fell on his head. Then, as he kept walking forward, a durian fell on his head. Which is more painful?

8. Tom was swimming in the swimming pool, suddenly the water got deeper, why?

9. What is the number when you cut it in half it becomes zero?

10. A spider has 8 legs. One day the spider had to cross a stinky drain. After it crossed the drain, all of his legs were wet, except two. Why?

Now, tell me your guess and I will tell you the real answer. Bear in mind, some are pretty dumb...but logical.

Love, Sharon

3 comments:

LiafromLaie said...

Man some of these were hard! So I only answered those I could... HA HA HA!


1. This Christmas, what would Santa put in the socks first?

His Toes.


5. Mary's dad has five daughters, their names are Nana, Nono, Nini, Nene and ....?

Mary

6. Would you use your left hand, or right hand to wipe your butt?

I'd use toilet paper.

7. One day, Tom was walking in the orchard. Suddenly, a coconut fell on his head. Then, as he kept walking forward, a durian fell on his head. Which is more painful?

The Durian. Because the coconut hurt his head already and something else falling on it would be more painful.

8. Tom was swimming in the swimming pool, suddenly the water got deeper, why?

He was in the deep end.

Leighton Whiting said...

3. Beethoven played the piano. Why did he not use this finger (imagine me showing you my index finger) when he was playing the piano?

Unbeknownst to many people, Beethoven was stricken at an early age of Thisafingaphobia, the fear of employing 'this' finger. Amazingly, he was able to circumvent the common method of playing the piano and performed all of his masterpieces with only 9 fingers, by incorporating 2 of his twos as a replacement (since everyone knows that 1.5 toes are equal to 1 finger, and no one can use 1.5 toes, so rounding up we get 2). Glad I could put this riddle to rest.

4. If Beethoven is still alive now, what would happen to the earth?

An epidemic of Thisafingaphobia would sweep the earth, wreaking havoc in the Music and Video Gaming industries, while curing chronic nose-pickers.

6. Would you use your left hand, or right hand to wipe your butt?

I would use... your left hand I guess.

8. Tom was swimming in the swimming pool, suddenly the water got deeper, why?

See the theory of Water Displacement (That Eureka guy who ran naked down the streets after taking a bath, remember?)

9. What is the number when you cut it in half it becomes zero?

0 is the only number when divided by two equals 0. Half of nothing is still nothing.

sharon said...

Hmm...Lia, you are way more fun than Leighton. He gave me all the science explanation cause he overlooked what I said in the beginning of the post--these riddles are silly. So, here are the answers

1. His feet/ toes.
2. Because he cut the worm length-wise so the worm died.
3. He did not use this finger because it is my finger!
4. The earth will have one more person.
5. Mary (some people said NUNU...LOL)
6. Use toilet paper.
7.Of course the head hurts more (maybe i did not ask the questions right).
8. He peed.
9. 8
10. Cause when it was crossing the stinky drain, it covered its nose with two of his legs, making only 6 legs wet.

PRETTY LAME huh???? But the lameness made my day. It's pretty creative.