Random Joke #16: Horse in the Bathtub

Image: HabitatofHorses.org An Englishman buys a horse and hires porters to take the horse up to his apartment on the fourth floor. The porters exert themselves and sweat. Finally they succeed in getting the horse to his apartment. He asks them to put the horse in the bathtub. After they finish the job, one of […]

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Getting His Money’s Worth

In 1930, a man from Boston wrote the following amusing letter to The Christian Science Monitor, a weekly periodical: Dear Sir, When I subscribed a year ago you stated that if I was not satisfied at the end of the year I could have my money back. Well, I would like to have it back. On second thought, […]

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An Old Chain of Riddles and Its Apparent Uses

During third grade, my English teacher challenged us to answer some riddles. Here’s the first question: How do you put an elephant inside a refrigerator? There are three steps. I realized that this was part of a series of old riddles which are connected to each other. To not spoil my classmates’ fun, I refrained […]

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Is That an Acrostic?

We’ve been talking about acrostics a lot lately on Learn Fun Facts. While thinking about other acrostics, I remember an “acrostic” I read a while ago. It’s a conundrum submitted by a man from Boston as his entry to an acrostic competition during the end of the nineteenth century: If you stick a stick across […]

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Pun of the Weak: Some Little Johnny Jokes #2

Teacher: Johnny, please give an example of an animal that travels long distances? Little Johnny: My goldfish. It travels around the globe. 😂😂😂 The history teacher was discussing the disadvantages of war and the importance of peace. When she asked whom of them are against wars, all of her students raised their hands. “Johnny, can […]

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Quotable #74: Collecting

“Is this not the collector’s exquisite pleasure, that his desire should know no bounds, should reach out into the infinite, should never know full possession which disappoints by its very completeness. O what joy to be able to postpone the fulfillment of desire to infinity!” — Georges Rodenbach, The Bells of Bruges, 1897 “Sometimes, looking […]

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Random Joke #15: Stock Price

CEO: Somebody is slowly buying us out! Find a way to make our stock price up so it would be too costly for them. I don’t care about your method as long as you accomplish it. PR Officer: All right. After some time, the company’s stock price did increase… CEO: How did you do it? […]

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A Customer’s Suggestion

Stanley Marcus (left), Herbert Marcus (right) A well-meaning customer of Neiman-Marcus, an American chain of luxury department stores, sent the following letter to Stanley Marcus: Dear Mr. Marcus, I have been receiving beautiful and expensive brochures from you at regular intervals. It occurs to me that you might divert a little of the fortune you […]

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Pun of the Weak: Vision

Interviewer: How do you see yourself next year in our company? Applicant: I can’t see that far… I don’t even have a 20/20 vision. (Note: Forgive me for using this overused pun as this is my last chance to do so.)

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