Lessons from Encyclopedia Brown, 206-220

Bloggified by Jake on Saturday, April 18, 2009

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206. Male kangaroos don't have pouches!
207. Tigers live in Asia, not Africa!
208. Owls' wings make no noise when they flap!
209. Owls can't move their eyes!
210. Giraffes, cows, and other cud chewing animals get up on their hind legs first!
211. Roosters can't be cross-eyed because their eyes are on opposite sides of their heads!
212. The ghost's veil blew in the wind, but the dress dragged on the sand behind her! That's because it was weighted down by a board that erased any evidence of footprints!
213. If he'd really left before the refreshments were served, he couldn't have known the cakes had seven layers!
214. The bent right earpiece of the glasses meant they belonged to a left-hander!
215. Magicians always wear long sleeves!*
216. Thunder always follows lightning, never the other way around! (Um, unless it's another flash of lightning following a roll of thunder created by a previous flash of lightning... but that shouldn't stop you from getting a kid sent to juvie, should it, Encyclopedia?")
217. It was a set up because earlier Ike said he'd injured his hands so badly he couldn't move his fingers, but later was lacing up the boxing gloves!
218. A red object wouldn't appear red under a blue light! It would appear black!
219. Since the dog was trained to grab people by the clothing, the burglar got past by walking through the yard naked!
220. The black carousel horse didn't go up and down (even though nothing about the way the clue is written in the story indicates that)!

*I regularly perform magic in short sleeves. In fact, I have no tricks in my routine that require long sleeves. The kids who got accused in this case got a hell of a raw deal.

2 sarcastic replies:

TonyDuMont said...

In 220, the clue was that the horse had three feet on the ground, and only carousel horses with all feet off the ground move up and down.

TonyDuMont said...

In 220, the clue was that the horse had three feet on the ground, and only carousel horses with all feet off the ground move up and down.

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