Ma mere l’oye

Mother Goose has but one eye.
My former teacher is heavy with child.
The son of my sister lives in the city.
He sells wind to buy eggplants for the inn.
In the days before the fish developed thumbs.

If a hen and a half lays an egg and a half

If a hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half, how many eggs will five hens lay in 6 days?

5 hens would lay 5 eggs in a day and a half.
In 6 days, there are 4 day-and-a-half
5 x 4 = 20
(each hen lays 2/3 egg per day)

The broken pole

A few years ago during the Olympics, a skier from just down the road broke her pole during a race. The coach from Norway, a rival team, handed her a new pole, and she went on to win the race.

In appreciation the people of Canada sent the coach a shipload of maple syrup. The import duty was so high that he had to sell his house, and he now lives under a bridge near the Trollheim tunnel, feeding his family on pancakes.