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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
BEN HUR
BEN HUR WHO ?
BEN HUR AN HOUR WAITING FOR YOU TO COME.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): BOOK TITLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
LION.
LION WHO?
LION DOWN ON THE JOB, EH?

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): LAZINESS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
HANDSOME
HANDSOME WHO?
HANDSOME OF THAT PIZZA TO ME, PLEASE

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): FOOD

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
PECAN
PECAN WHO?
PECAN SOMEBODY YOUR OWN SIZE.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): BULLY NUT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
MAJOR
MAJOR WHO?
MAJOR COME DOWNSTAIRS, DIDN'T I?

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): MILITARY TITLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
ARTHUR
ARTHUR WHO?
ARTHUR ANY MORE AT HOME LIKE YOU?

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): PERSONAL NAME

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
CHESTER
CHESTER WHO?
CHESTER MINUTE AND I'LL SEE.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): PERSONAL NAME

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
YULE
YULE WHO?
YULE NEVER KNOW.

Data entry tech comment: "YOU'LL NEVER KNOW" WAS A POPULAR SONG IN THE 1940S.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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ELEPHANT JOKE

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF AN ELEPHANT IS IN YOUR HOUSE?
SEE IF HIS BIKE IS PARKED OUTSIDE.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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ELEPHANT JOKE

WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU CROSS AN ELEPHANT WITH PEANUT BUTTER?
AN ELEPHANT THAT STICKS TO THE ROOF OF YOUR MOUTH.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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ELEPHANT JOKE

HOW DO YOU MAKE A STATUE OF AN ELEPHANT?
GET A PIECE OF STONE AND CUT AWAY ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T LOOK
LIKE AN ELEPHANT.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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ELEPHANT JOKE

HOW DO YOU LIFT AN ELEPHANT?
PUT HIM ON AN ACORN AND WAIT TWENTY YEARS.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Keyword(s): GROWTH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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ELEPHANT JOKE

HOW DOES AN ELEPHANT PUT HIS TRUNK IN A CROCODILE'S MOUTH?
VERY, VERY CAREFULLY

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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IF YOU KILL A BEE ON THE FIRST DAY OF MAY AND KEEP
IT IN YOUR PURSE, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE MONEY.

Submitter comment: FROM RELATIVES.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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TWO (TOO) MANY COOKS SPOILS THE BROTH.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-01-1967

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HAUNTED HOUSE AT MEMPHIS MICHIGAN

THE HAUNTED HOUSE AT MEMPHIS, MICHIGAN WAS DESERTED FOR 20 YEARS.
BUT YET EVERY MONDAY DIRRENCE (SIC) CLOTHES ARE REPORTED TO BE SEEN
HANGING ON A CLOTHESLINE. BONES ARE REPORTED ALSO SEEN IN THE
BASEMENT.

Submitter comment: FROM GRANDFATHER

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

James Callow Keyword(s): PHANTOM WASHING OF CLOTHES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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HAUNTED HOUSE ON JEFFERSON (AVENUE, DETROIT.)

THE OLD MURPHY MANSION WHERE A MAD MAD BUTLER LIVES BUT HAS
NEVER BEEN FOUND. HE HAS NEVER BEEN ACCUSED BUT RUMORS SAY
THREE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN MURDERED BY HIM (HE DROPPED THEM
DOWN A ELEVATOR SHAFT).

Submitter comment: FROM DAD

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-18-1967

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LEGEND---THE HOBO KILLER

AT BALDUCK PARK ON THE EAST SIDE OF DETROIT THERE HAS BEEN
REPORTEDLY A HOBO THAT LIVES IN THE PARK'S NATURE AREA.
HE FEEDS ON THE AREA'S WILDLIFE. IF A GIRL IS NEAR THE AREA WHILE
IT IS DARK, SHE IS MOLESTED. HE HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIEND

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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THREE GUESSES TO GUESS OBJECT IN ROOM, AFTER EACH
GUESS A HINT IS GIVEN. AFTER THE CORRECT OBJECT
IS GUESSED THE OTHER PERSON THEN PROCEEDS AND
BEGINS THE GAME.

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Guessing

Date learned: 10-23-1967

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THROW HORSHOE OVER LEFT SHOULDER (FOR GOOD LUCK).

Submitter comment: FROM FRIENDS.

Where learned: LIVING ROOM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck
BELIEF -- Good luck Horseshoe

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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