Why was the elephant
looking through the window? I don't know, why? Because he
couldn't see through the wall.
How do you talk to an
elephant? I don't know. How do you? You use
How does an elephant
out of a telephone
I don't know. How?
The same way he got in.
How can you tell when an
elephant is going on vacation? Oh, I know that one.
He packs his trunk.
What's the difference
between a mailbox and an elephant's trunk? I don't know. You
don't know? I'll never send you out to mail a letter.
A boy's mum says to him:
put color in your cheeks. But, Mum, who wants green
A patient is talking to her
doctor. Doc, I'm suffering from amnesia. How long have you had
Two friends are talking:
Did you hear about
poor fellow who made himself a new boomerang? No. What
happened to him? He went crazy trying
to throw the old one
Pekka and Matti are talking
together. What are you doing? I'm writing to my sister. Why are
you writing so slowly? Because she can't read very fast.
A teacher is talking to the
father of one of his pupils:
- Sir, I've asked you to come because I've discovered
somewhat of a problem with your son: I have
he cheats on his tests.
- That is impossible, my son Pierre does not copy
else's work. I am sure you are
if you will pardon my
- May I show you proof so that we can both be sure? For example,
here is a history test; the answers are copied from the paper of
his friend Henri. Look at the first answer on both papers. The
question was "Who came after Napoleon?" Henri's answer is Louis
XVIII; Pierre's answer is also Louis XVIII.
- Aha! But it was Louis XVIII.
That is true,
but look at the second answer. The question was "Where
did Napoleon achieve his greatest victory?" Henri's
answer is London; Pierre's answer is also London.
- Yes, I see them both ... but that's purely coincidence. It's
not sufficient proof to accuse my son of copying!
- Ahh, but wait, sir, until you see the third answer. The
question was "Where did Napoleon die?" Henri's answer is I don't
know, and Pierre's answer:
Neither do I.
Richard was not
tricks on him. One dark night, some of the boys
him to climb up on the
flashlight. Richard thought about it for a while. Then he
said: You think that I'm stupid, but I'm not. If I climb that
beam, you'll let me reach the top of it and then
switch the light off and I'll fall down.
One day two strong but
to move a big empty box to a store
blocks away. It wasn't too heavy for two men to carry,
but it was
awkward to lift. The first fellow
his hands on his trousers,
grabbed hold of the box, and lifted. He couldn't move the
box at all. He called to his partner: Come on! Lift your side
when I lift mine!
Again, he rubbed his hands on his trousers, bent down, grabbed
hold of the box, and
strained to lift it. He still couldn't move it. Say!
When his third effort failed, he went around on the other side
of the box to show his partner how to grab the box. His partner
wasn't there ... or anywhere in sight. He called:
Hello! Where are you?
I'm inside the box.
figured that if you were going to lift from the outside,
I'd lift from the inside!
Mother sent her son Ali to
the store across the street to buy a good box of
matches. When Ali came back, Mother asked him: Did you
buy a good box of matches? Yes, Mother,
tried them all, and they all work.
tells his mother:
Mother, I got one-hundred in two
subjects. Fine, Ahmad. What were they? Forty in history and
sixty in arithmetic.
The teacher asked the
pupil: Juma, why were you late for class?
You know, teacher, it has rained all night; the road is
and slippery that for
step I took forward, I slipped backward two steps.
Now, Juma, if it is as wet tomorrow, start walking in the
opposite direction and you will get to school on time.
Mama asks her son: Do you
want a cookie, Pierre? Since there is no answer from her
little son, she asks again: Pierre, do you want a cookie? Why
ask you twice? Because, Mama, I want two cookies!