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The ability to make and understand puns is considered to be high form of language development.  Here are the TOP TEN winning puns in the International Pun Contest.

  1. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons.  The stewardess looks at him and says, “I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.
  2. Two fish swim into a concrete wall.  One turns to the other and says, “Dam”!
  3. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft.  Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.
  4. Two hydrogen atoms meet.  One says, “I’ve lost my electron”. The other says, “Are you sure”?   “Yes”, the first replies, “I’m positive”.
  5. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal.  His goal: transcend dental medication.
  6. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories.  After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse.  “But why?” they asked, as they moved off. “Because” he said, “I can’t stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer”.
  7. A woman delivers a set of identical twins and decides to give them up for adoption. One goes to a  family in Egypt and is named “Ahmal”.  The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him “Juan”.  Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother.  Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal.  Her husband responds, “They’re twins!  If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Ahmal.”
  8. A group of friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a florist shop to raise funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not. He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him. So, the rival  florist hired Hugh McTaggert, the roughest and vicious thug in town to “persuadethe friars to close.Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he’d be back if  they didn’t close up the shop.Terrified,they did so, thereby proving that only Hugh can prevent florist friars.
  9. Mahatma Ghandi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet.  He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and,  with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
  10. And finally, there was the person who sent ten different puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.

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The government of Egypt may have severed the digital communication between Egypt and the rest of the world, but Egyptians all over the world are standing up in solidarity for their country.  Here in the United States, there were protests and rallies in all the major cities; New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles.

In front of the United Nations, Egyptians and sympathizers gathered in protest over the situation in Cairo. Take a look at these photos, they are the Faces of Protest.

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Wearing your National colors!

Photo by Murray Head

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Citizens of the world

Photo by Murray Head

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Red White and Black

Photo by Murray Head

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Hear Me World

Photo by Murray Head

Egyptians, Cairo protest, United Nations, New York city,

The Face of Protest

Photo by Murray Head


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