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(That’s what you get when you drop a pumpkin!)

October is one of our favorite months here at the Farmers’ Almanac. Halloween, pumpkins, colorful leaves, crisp temperatures …yup it’s a good time.

Here are some very punny puns from our Contributing Editor and well-known verbalist Richard Lederer:

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What do ghosts serve for dessert?
I scream.

What does a witch pack for a picnic on the beach?
A sandwich.

What do you call an empty hot dog?
A hallow weenie.

Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?
He didn’t have the guts.

How did the ghost repair the rip in the sheet?
With a pumpkin patch.

What do you get when you drop a pumpkin?

What’s the favorite food of mathematicians?
Pumpkin pi

How did Mr. Hyde celebrate Halloween?
With a Jekyll lantern

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