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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS ONE EYE AND CAN'T SEE?
A: A NEEDLE.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; NOTION ITEMS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE GREATEST BUS IN THE WORLD?
COLUMBUS

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): HISTORICAL ; NAME HISTORICAL FIGURE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST BOW IN THE WORLD?
A RAINBOW

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-16-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT'S WHITE, HAS ONE HORN AND GIVES MILK?
A MILK TRUCK

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE

WHAT'S BLACK WITH GREEN FURRY LEGS AND ORANGE DOTS?
I DON'T KNOW, WHAT IS IT?
I DON'T KNOW EITHER BUT IT'S CRAWLING ON YOUR BACK.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): COLOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE SMALLEST ROOM IN THE WORLD?
A MUSHROOM

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO RAISE STRAWBERRIES?
WITH A SPOON

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): EATING ; FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS BLACK AND BLUE AND GOES DING-DONG?
A BEAT UP AVON LADY RINGING THE DOORBELL.

Data entry tech comment: AVON LADIES SELL COSMETICS DIRECTLY TO HOMES.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): COLOR ; COMMERCIAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT TIME IS IT WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES THIRTEEN?
TIME TO GET IT FIXED

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHICKEN THAT GOT RUN OVER BY THE LAWNMOWER?
HE BECAME SHREADED TWEAT

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CEREAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-17-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT BUILDING HAS THE MOST STORIES?
A LIBRARY

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE

WHAT DID THE SALAD SAY TO THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR?
CLOSE THE DOOR I'M DRESSING.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-17-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT DID ONE CANDLE SAY TO ANOTHER?
ARE WE GOING OUT TONIGHT?

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-18-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT DO DUCKS DO WHEN THEY FLY UPSIDE DOWN?
THEY QUACK UP

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): AIRPLANE LINGO ; BIRDS PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-18-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT TIME IS IT WHEN AN ELEPHANT SITS ON YOUR FENCE?
TIME TO GET A NEW FENCE

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT DO GHOSTS EAT FOR BREAKFAST?
GHOST TOASTIES

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): BRAND NAME ; PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-18-1965

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RIDDLE

WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?
TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-17-1965

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RIDDLE

IF A MAN CROSSED THE OCEAN TWICE WITHOUT TAKING A BATH,
WHAT WOULD YOU CALL HIM?
A DIRTY DOUBLE-CROSSER

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHY DO THE INDIANS WEAR FEATHERS?
THEY DO IT TO KEEP THEIR WIG WARM

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-18-1965

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RIDDLE

WHY DON'T THE CHINESE HAVE TELEPHONE BOOKS?
BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY WINGS AND WONGS THEY'RE
AFRAID THEY WILL WING THE WONG NUMBER

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-16-1965

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