Pint-Sized Punch Lines

* Why did the number 51 go to Hawaii? To see its brother, Hawaii 5-0. (Olivia Courtney Forman, 5, Los Angeles, Westside Jewish Community Center Kindergarten)

* What do cats say when they want to go outside? "Me out." (Hilary Stein, 9, Woodland Hills, Calabash Street School)

* Why did the peanut cross the road? To get to the Shell station on the other side. (Jeffery Shockey, 13, Norwalk, Waite Middle School)

* Why didn't the skeleton cross the road? He was a lazy bones. (Philip DiGialomo, 9, Los Angeles, Wildwood School)

* What actor lives in a swamp? Jerry Slimefeld. (Lily Grewal, 13, Beverly Hills, Horace Mann School)

* Why does a turtle have a short neck? Because it's not a giraffe. (Christopher Kochiyama, 4, Temple City, not in school yet)

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