Sunday, April 22, 2012

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? pineapple question stumps ... everyone!



Captain: Are ya ready kids?
Kids: Aye, Aye captain!
Captain: I can't heeeaaar yooouuu!
Kids: AYE, AYE CAPTAIN!
Captain: oooooooooooo...

Captain: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Kids: Sponge Bob Square Pants!
Captain: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he.
Kids: Sponge Bob Square Pants!
Captain: If nautical nonsense be somethin' ya wish.
Kids: Sponge Bob Square Pants!
Captain: Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish.
Kids: Sponge Bob Square Pants!
Captain: Ready? Sponge Bob Square Pants,
Captain & Kids: Sponge Bob Square Pants, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Sponge Bob Square Paaants!
Captain: Ah Ha Ha, Ha Ha Ha, Ha, hargh wh..arire. . ha arrrigh.




Diane It was a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Kind of a Day

The ‘Pineapple’ test question

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What Works in Education | Seattle Education

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MOM CONGRESS - Parenting.com

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How zoning policies affect student achievement - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

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School Tech Connect: Pineapples

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