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Worker Ants

The teacher was giving her class of seven-year-olds a natural history lesson. "Worker ants," she told them, "can carry pieces of food five times their own weight. What do you conclude from that?"

One child was ready with the answer: "They don't have a union."

From the Mouths of Children:

"The only accidents are the ones you make in your pants." (Ari K, age 7)

"Everyone has feelings, except for snakes and principals." (Donna Maria G, age 9)

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and the world laughs at you." (Rob P, age 8)

"If life gives you nothing but lemons, make up a better shopping list for it." (Steven B, age 8)

"Don't eat ladyfingers - even if you know the lady they came from." (Susannah K., age 6)

"When a movie is PG-13 that means how many minutes your mom will let you watch before turning it off." (Jon G., age 12)

"Moses came down with the Ten Amendments, which were God's Bill of Wrongs." (Susie F., age 7)

"Doctors automatically know what's wrong with you. They have a sick sense." (Beau M., age 10)

"My dog had worms. I think he was going fishing." (Emma B., age 4)