Gather round children and listen well, for it’s time for another…
And this one comes with a treat – a special learning opportunity! Because it appears as though every joke last week taught us something and as we’re feeling generous, we’re going to pass our learning on to you.
So let’s get started, shall we?
First up, Moonstone Mary delighted us again with another musical gem. Begging the question, will it hit a sour note?
We think not!
How is playing an English Horn solo like wetting your pants?
Both give you a warm feeling but no one cares.
Interesting Fact: The English Horn is neither English nor a horn. Basically it’s an alto oboe and has a lovely sound. It only looks like it’s about to lay an egg. To hear it in action, click here.
Next up, Andrew from Andrew’s View of the Week took to the skies:
Just remember that if at first you don’t succeed,
skydiving isn’t for you.
Interesting Fact: You’re more likely to die in a car accident than a skydiving accident. Whether this holds true even if you’re a skydiver, I don’t know, but the point is you should probably give up driving.
Next, Lynette D’Arty Cross from In the Net! treated us to THREE jokes, all with an international flavor…
What’s the best thing about Switzerland?
I don’t know, but the flag is a big plus. 🇨🇭
Interesting fact: Switzerland is the only sovereign state in the world with a square flag. (Vatican City also has a square flag, but technically they’re not sovereign.) However during the Olympics, the Swiss flag is a rectangle because the Olympics are anal about those kinds of things.
Lynette’s second joke:
What’s a lutefisk?
I don’t know, but I bet it’s not an instrument.
Interesting fact: Lutefisk is basically peasant food. Only the poorest of Norwegians ate it and since they were the ones who left for a better life in America, they brought the tradition with them. I’m told the only restaurants in Norway that serve it are the ones who cater to American tourists.
And here’s Lynette’s final joke (It’s a hare-raiser):
What do you call 10 Arctic hares hopping backward?
A receding hare line!
Interesting fact: Because of the placement of their eyes, an Arctic Hare is able to see 360° around them without moving their head. Seriously, how cool is that?! Also, no one knows how many Arctic Hares there are in the world because no one has bothered to count them. Presumably because they reproduce so fast and… oh my god! I had only drawn two rabbits!
And now for our final joke, we have this lovely contribution from WD Fyfe:
With all the sporting events cancelled they are going to
broadcast the International Origami Championship.
It will be on PaperView!
Interesting Fact: There actually IS an International Origami Competition! You can find out about it here. If you look through the previous winners, you’ll note they go way beyond a paper crane. Also, Russia has won nearly every year! (What’s up with that?!)
And that’s all we have for this week, but what a time we’ve had, hey? We learned about English Horns, Skydiving, Arctic Hares, Russian Origami spies… my gosh, the mind reels!
Remember, leave your joke in the comments and check back next week to see if it gets illustrated. Thanks everyone!