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.