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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRUCK LOAD OF DEAD BABIES
AND A TRUCK LOAD OF BOWLING BALLS?
YOU CAN UNLOAD THE BABIES WITH A PITCHFORK.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHY DID THE MORON THROW THE CLOCK OUT THE WINDOW?
HE WANTED TO SEE TIME FLY.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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A BIG MORON AND A BABY MORON JUMPED OFF A CLIFF. THE BIG
MORON WAS KILLED, BUT THE BABY MORON WASN'T EVEN SCRATCHED,
WHY?
THE BABY MORON HAD A SAFETY PIN ON.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHY DID THE MORON CLOSE HIS EYES WHEN HE OPENED THE
MEDICINE CABINET?
HE DIDN'T WANT TO SEE THE BAYER ASPIRIN.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHY DID THE MORON THROW BUTTER OUT THE WINDOW?
HE WANTED TO SEE A BUTTERFLY.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHY DID THE MORON JUMP OFF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING?
HE WANTED TO MAKE A SPLASH ON BROADWAY.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT IS GREEN, LIES IN THE GUTTER, AND HAS COOKIE CRUMBS ALL
OVER ITS MOUTH.
A DEAD GIRLSCOUT

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT DID GOD SAY WHEN HE MADE THE SECOND NEGRO?
"WHOOPSE, I BURNT ANOTHER ONE".

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RACISM

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT DID THE BIG CHIMNEY SAY TO THE CHIMNEY?
"YOU'RE TOO YOUNG TO SMOKE."

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT DID THE MAYONNAISE SAY TO THE ICEBOX?
"CLOSE THE DOOR, I'M DRESSING."

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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MAKE ANY GESTURE WITH ONE HAND AND HAVE IT RUSH BY YOUR FACE.
WHAT'S THIS?
I DON'T KNOW, BUT HERE IT GOES AGAIN!
REPEAT THE GESTURE.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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GESTURE: FINGERTIPS OF BOTH HANDS HORIZONTAL AND TOUCHING
EACH OTHER; HAVE HANDS BOUNCE UP AND DOWN SYMMETRICALLY LIKE
CAR SPRINGS
WHAT'S THIS?
A SPIDER ON A MIRROR.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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MAKE A GESTURE BY HAVING FINGERS WALK BACK AND FORTH ACROSS
FOREHEAD.
WHAT'S THIS?
A PRIEST WALKING FROM TEMPLE TO TEMPLE

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BOXER AND A MAN WITH A
COLD?
ONE KNOWS HIS BLOWS AND THE OTHER BLOWS HIS NOSE.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LION WITH A THORN IN HIS
FOOT AND A CLOUD?
ONE ROARS WITH PAIN AND THE OTHER POURS WITH RAIN.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT DID ONE TOOTH SAY TO THE OTHER TOOTH?
"THE DOCTOR'S TAKING ME OUT TONIGHT."

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHAT DID THE BIG FIRECRACKER SAY TO THE LITTLE
FIRECRACKER?
"MY POP'S BIGGER THAN YOUR POP."

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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A BANANA AND AN APPLE WERE ON THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.
THE APPLE JUMPED OFF, WHY DIDN'T THE BANANA?
HE WAS YELLOW.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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A NICKLE AND A DIME WERE ON TOP OF THE EMPIRE STATE
BUILDING. THE NICKLE JUMPED OFF, WHY DIDN'T THE DIME?
THE DIME HAD MORE CENTS.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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WHY DOES THE POPE WEAR UNDERWEAR IN HIS SHOWER?
BECAUSE HE DOESN'T LIKE TO LOOK DOWN ON THE UNEMPLOYED.

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRMOUNT RD ; CHAGRIN FALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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