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Six Sentence Story: Difference

Dad, as a school-teacher and all-around smart guy, excelled in thought-provoking conversation. My brother and sister and I learned to listen carefully to questions like, "How many animals did Moses take on the ark?" so we could answer with confidence, "None!" (Moses didn't build the ark; Noah did.) 

Dad's question to top all questions and put us all in a fit of laughter, though, had to be this classic:

What's the difference between a duck? 

Its left feet are the same!


Linking up again for Six Sentence Story Thursday!


  1. Very cute Six :)
    I think real listening, careful listening as you put it, nowadays seems rather a lost art.

    1. Society today is faster, louder, and busier, which makes listening more difficult.

  2. Careful listening is care full listening

  3. I love those kinds of questions.
    What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?

    1. Oh, pick me! Pick me! They both weigh a pound! :-)

  4. Don't want to sound dumb but I haven't yet understood the duck question.

    1. You don't sound dumb at all! The question and answer--unlike the other puzzling questions Dad would ask--are both nonsensical, and for some reason, made us kids laugh!

  5. Ah ha! the old 'which is heavier, a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?' trick question school of thought.
    fun Six

    1. It seems that those kind of questions never grow old. Have you seen the videos from the past year or two that ask someone what y-e-s spells, then asks the same person what e-y-e-s spells? If you haven't, google it.


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