Kryponite and garlic

Michael Covarrubias mcovarru at PURDUE.EDU
Mon Jan 4 02:40:06 UTC 2010

On Jan3, 2010, at 9:10 PM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:

> One variant that dates back to the '60s goes something like:
> * Why do elephants paint their toenails red?
> * To hide in cherry trees.
> * Have you ever seen an elephant in a cherry tree?
> * See, it works!
> --Ben Zimmer

as i heard it, they paint their nuts red. this allowed the follow up:

Q: how do most monkeys die?
A: cherry picking

michael covarrubias

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