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  • Does every joke have a punch line?
  • What is a punch line?
  • Where did the term “punch line" come from?
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Punch lines are often funny because they’re what?

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  • Why does Hanukkah change dates every year?
  • What does Hanukkah celebrate?
  • What is the Jewish calendar based upon?
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The Jewish calendar is based upon which heavenly body?

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  • Who was Shirley Chisholm?
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Which award did President Barack Obama award to Shirley Chisholm?

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  • What's so special about snow tires?
  • Are snow tires and all-season tires the same?
  • Do snow tires have special tread patterns?
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Most snow tires have more small-tread areas, which increase what on snow?

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  • Can plants grow in winter?
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Which of the following does NOT grow better in colder weather?

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