Chuckles for December 2007



December 03
What does a cat on the beach have in common with Christmas?
Sandy Claws!

December 04
How do sheep in Mexico say Merry Christmas?
Fleece Navidad!

December 06
What do you get if Santa goes down the chimney when a fire is lit?
Crisp Cringle!

December 07
What kind of candle burns longer, a red candle or a green candle?
Neither! Candles always burn shorter!

December 10
Why was Santa's little helper depressed?
Neither! He had low elf esteem.

December 11
What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
Claustrophobic!

December 12
What do you call an old snowman?
Water!

December 13
What do you sing at a snowman’s birthday party?
Freeze a jolly good fellow!

December 18
What goes “oh, oh, oh”?
Santa walking backwards!

December 19
What carol is heard in the dessert?
Camel ye fathful!

December 20
What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations?
Tinselitus!

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  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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