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Q. What’s the only vegetable or fruit always sold fresh, never frozen, canned, processed or cooked?

A. Lettuce. It’s the most popular green vegetable in the world, incidentally.

Q. If the most fatal accidents occur in July, what month gets the fewest?

A. February.

Q. Where was Charles Goodyear when he began his experiments to vulcanize rubber?

A. In a prison cell. He was jailed in 1834 for debts gone bad.

With any potentially romantic pair, the party who plays hard to get tends to inspire more passion in the person who’s trying to do the getting. This matter of common knowledge was confirmed by our Love and War man long ago. Even longer ago it was confirmed by such great love and war experts Socrates, Ovid, Terence and the Kamasutra.

Q. Why do most people put the telephone to the left ear?

A. Because most people take notes with the right hand.

Let me tell you about the bees and the butterflies: They’re born fully grown.

Report is many a tourist in the West Indies buys honeylike candy unaware it’s made from a mixture of white ants and banana flour.

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