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“[Riddles]” Friend, Apr. 1972, 26–27


Why are unanswered riddles like a party no one comes to? There’s not one guessed (guest).

When you lose something, why do you always find it in the last place you look? Because you stop looking when you find it.

What four letters of the alphabet could be used when playing hide and seek? OICU

What makes men mean? The letter A.

What happened to the little girl who swallowed a spoon? She couldn’t stir.

When is a doll like a favorite dog? When it’s a pup-pet.

Which is the strongest day of the week? Sunday, because the rest are week (weak) days.

If your uncle’s sister is not your aunt, what relation is she to you? Your mother.

What does a calf become after it is one year old? Two years old.

What do bees do with their honey? They cell it.

Luke had it first; Paul had it last; girls have it; boys never have it. What is it? The letter L.

What makes today and tomorrow alike? Both become yesterday.

Why is tennis such a noisy game? Because every player raises a racket.

What did the ocean say when it left? Nothing. It just waved.

When is water healthy? When it’s well water.

Why is doing nothing so tiring? Because you can’t stop and rest.

Why can a cat rest better in summer than at any other season? Because it is so easy to find the caterpillar (cat her pillow).

Why are fishermen such good correspondents? They are always dropping a line.