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Centipede Joke: It Will Make You Laugh out Loud

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Have you heard the joke about the centipede?

The Centipede Joke
There is a story about a lonely man who wanted a useful pet to keep him company. He goes to the pet store hoping to find a pet that would not be much trouble to maintain. The pet store owner is very helpful. So describes several pets for the man to consider. Then he remembers that not only would this pet be good company for the man, but it would be useful around the house as well.

The owner insists that a centipede was the most useful pet. He says the centipede could do laundry, vacuum, mop the floor, cook, wash dishes, and clean the entire house in a matter of minutes. Being convinced, the man buys the centipede, takes it home, and soon discovers that everything the pet store owner said was true.

He gives the centipede several tasks. It vacuums the entire living room in one minute, mops the kitchen floor in 30 seconds, cooks dinner in one minute, washes the dishes in 30 seconds, and cleans the entire house from top to bottom in only three minutes. The centipede does a week's worth of laundry, folds the clothes, and puts them away in less than two minutes. The man knew he had hit the jackpot by purchasing the centipede.

Since the man dreaded grocery shopping, he gives the centipede a list and sends him to the corner store expecting him to be back in a few minutes.

The man marvels at his clean house. He sits down to wait for the return of the centipede. However, he waits and waits and waits. The centipede does not return. Thinking something might have happened on the way to or from the store, the man opens the front door and sees the centipede sitting on the steps. The man yells, "I sent you to the corner grocery store five hours ago. Why are you still sitting here on the steps?"

A Centipede

A Centipede

The Centipede Responds

"I'm going! "I'm going!" the centipede exclaims.

"I'm going as soon as I finish tying up my shoes!"


Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on January 24, 2018:

Emily, thanks for reading the joke. In order to get it, you have to know the centipede is a fast-moving creature with up to 177 pairs of legs.

Emily on January 24, 2018:

don't get it

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on July 05, 2012:

Glad you enjoyed the centipede joke.

Chantele Cross-Jones from Cardiff on June 22, 2012:

Lol! hehehehehehehe! I love it!

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on November 16, 2011:

mohit, thanks for liking the centipede joke.

mohit on November 16, 2011:

i love your joke ... its spectacular !!

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on November 04, 2011:

Vonnavie, I am glad you like the joke.

Vonnavie Sanchez on November 04, 2011:

Good and funny joke, ha.. ha..ha

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on January 23, 2011:

Thanks for reading and responding. That is one of my favorites jokes.

Sharejoy on January 23, 2011:

First time reading this one. Nice and clean, indeed. I must admit, it took me a minute to get it. :)

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on January 23, 2011:

This is one of my favorite jokes. It is nice and clean and one does not know what to expect until the very end!

Time4Travel from Canada on January 23, 2011:

Cute joke! I really enjoyed reading this one.

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on January 22, 2011:

Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you liked the joke.

shannonleigh1976 from Alpharetta, GA on January 22, 2011:

Fun! I've not heard that joke, and I enjoyed it! Thanks for the smile today!

Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on January 22, 2011:

Thanks, for the feedback. I think I will remove the explanation.

sdy53 on January 21, 2011:

HaHa...very funny. Even funnier if you don't explain why its funny :)

No_Clue on January 21, 2011:

Well now, that's a pretty cute joke!

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