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Pint-Sized Punch Lines

September 03, 1998

* What did the mattress get when the winter ended? A spring! (Phoebe Minette and Andrea Taylor, 10, Silver Lake, Eagle Rock Gifted Magnet Elementary)

* What is a Jewish cockroach's favorite holiday? Roach-ha-shanah! (Eden Gabriel Warren, 6, Montessori Learning Center)

* Why did the Italian close the refrigerator door? Because he was dressing. (Christopher Van Velden, 6, Huntington Beach, Boys and Girls Club)

* What has a head and a tail but no body, and gets around? A coin. (Sherry French, 5, Westminster, Richie Day School)

* Who does a lot of driving but doesn't go anywhere? A golfer. (David Wallace, 5, Los Angeles, Faye Pre-School)

* Where are King Solomon's temples? On the sides of his head. (James Busacca, 12, Escondido, Valley Center Middle School)

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