Amazing Kids! Magazine

L.O.L (Laugh Out Loud! Humor Column)

By Tanmaya Murthy, Humor Column Editor


Q & A’s

Q: Which animal rocks the fashion show?
Ans: A cat with her catwalk!

Q: What do you call a bee who’s had a spell put on him?
Ans: Bee-witched!

Q: Which animal is the best for clogging water leakage from the ceiling?
Ans: A seal!

Q: What would you call a bear with no ears?
Ans: B!

Q:Where do hamsters come from?
Ans: Hamsterdam.

Q: What was the dog eating?
Ans: A Dog-nut! (doughnut)

Q: Why do cows have bells?
Ans: Because their horns don’t work!

Q: What do you call a show full of lions?
Ans: The mane event !

Q: Which animal can open the treasure box?
Ans: Mon-key!
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Riddles

Submitted by Ryan Traynor, Age 11, California

Q: What do you call a pony with a sore throat?
Ans: A little hoarse.

Q: What is the best way to keep a skunk from smelling?
Ans: Hold his nose.

Q: There were 10 cats in a boat and one jumped out. How many were left?
Ans: None. They were all copycats.
Q: How do you keep a bull from charging?
Ans: Take away his credit cards.

Q: How do baby birds learn to fly?
Ans: They wing it.

Q: What time is it when an elephant sits on a park bench?
Ans: Time to get a new bench.

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Humorous Stories

Submitted by Renee Elson, Age 10, Canada

Little Sally was always excited for the lunch her mother made for her. Little Sally’s mom was very eager to see Little Sally’s face when she tried the new lunch she got her. So Little Sally’s mom called Little Sally up and sat her at the table. But as soon as Sally saw what was for lunch, she started crying.

“What’s the matter?” Her mom asked. “Don’t you like the animal crackers I got for you?”

“But Mommy!!!” Sally cried. “I thought we were vegetarian!”

A mother had just come back from grocery shopping with her son. Her son took the box of animal crackers, opened it, and started laying all the animals on the table.

“What are you doing?” asked the mother.

“The box says you shouldn’t eat them if the seal is broken,” he said. “I’m looking for the seal.”

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Knock-Knock Joke

By Tanmaya Murthy, Humor Column Editor

Knock-Knock!
Who’s there?
Goat
Goat who?
Go to the dentist for your appointment.

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FUN FACTS!

By Tanmaya Murthy, Humor Column Editor

• Cats spend a large amount of time licking their coats to keep them clean!
• Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell, they are capable of differentiating odors in concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can.
• Tigers are good swimmers and can swim up to 6 kilometers (3.73 miles)!
• The hair that makes up a giraffes tail is about 10 times thicker than the average strand of human hair!
• Compared to other animals, dolphins are believed to be very intelligent.

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Short Story

By Tanmaya Murthy, Humor Column Editor

June’s birthday was near. She was eagerly awaiting her tenth birthday. She had even decided about her gift. She was soon going to tell her mother what she wanted. She wanted a new pair of roller skates as her old pair had worn out. She loved skating. She decided to tell her mother the next day what she wanted for her birthday.


June woke up late in the morning. By the time she went downstairs, her mother had gone to work and she was left alone. She knew that her mother would not be back before two o’clock. She was disheartened as she wanted to tell her mother about her present. She called the maid, Martha, for her breakfast.


After having her breakfast, June heard the doorbell ring. Martha was about to go, but June stopped her and went herself towards the door. It was a parcel neatly packed with the salutation “Happy Birthday June!” Surprisingly, the sender’s details weren’t there. June got excited. She told Martha that she had received a parcel for her birthday. She wondered whether it was her Grandma who sent it to her or another relative or friend. Even though her birthday was in a week, she was happy to get a gift in advance. She decided to open the parcel immediately. To her surprise, it was the pair of roller skates she wanted. She was extremely overjoyed. She thought that it must be her mother that had sent the parcel to her as somehow her mother must have known that she wanted the skates so badly.


June put on the new pair of skates to try them out and they fit her exactly. She was so comfortable with them that she decided to tell Martha that she was going to the nearby skating arena to have fun with the skates. After reaching the arena, June saw her friend Grace and she ran towards her telling her about her present.


“Look Grace! I got my pair of skates! Aren’t they so cool? I love them!”


Her friend Grace smiled and replied, “Indeed they are dear but you got your gift in advance?”


June said that she had no idea, maybe her mother was planning to give them to her as a surprise but she received the surprise before her mother could tell her.


Then she and Grace started skating. June had tremendous fun, her dream had come true and she enjoyed it to the core!


When it was time to get back home for dinner, she took off her skates and headed for home. She ran all the way home and threw open the door, seeing that her mother was already there. June was about to thank her mother for the gift when the doorbell rang again. A girl was standing there about the same age as June.


As June was frozen in surprise, June’s mother walked to the door and asked the girl, “What do you need? Are you June’s friend?”


The girl replied, “Umm..I am not her friend but I just came here to ask for my roller skates my aunt had sent in a parcel for my birthday tomorrow. My name is also June. The postman told me that it got wrongly delivered here.”


Hearing this, June’s mother asked June, “Honey, did you get any parcel this morning? It must be of hers.”


June was completely taken aback and replied in a feeble tone, “Yes, I did Mom but I assumed you had sent me the roller skates for my birthday in that parcel, didn’t you? I even tried them out!”


June’s mother was puzzled. She told her, “Honey I didn’t send you any parcel! What are you talking about? If I did, I would have given it to you myself. Why would I have posted it? Give the skates back to her. They are hers, June. You must apologize to her; you shouldn’t have tried them out. You should have confirmed that the parcel was meant for you prior to using them.”


June felt extremely ashamed and she apologized to the girl who also shared the same name.


The other June replied, “No need to apologize. It wasn’t your mistake. You didn’t know that there was another June that lives around here. It’s great to know about you, June, I hope we are friends now!”


June replied with happiness, “We are for sure!”


The other June took the skates and left their house. June confessed and told her mother that she wanted the roller skates for her birthday and when she saw the parcel she misunderstood that it was for her instead!


June’s mother smiled and replied, “You had an awful time today though it wasn’t your mistake and you didn’t make a fuss about it. You even made a new friend! Honey, you’ll get the skates today too!”


June was delighted and she hugged her mother with joy!