On Hallowe'en evening, kids in St. Louis don't just say "Trick or treat," they ask jokey riddles. Unfortunately, these little kids make up their own jokes, and the results are abusrdly unfunny. Each year, Bryan Clair (St Louis math professor) tweets the "jokes" he hears; they're kind of amazing.
Thus when I, not in St Louis, walked past these still-up Hallowe'en decorations yesterday (San Francisco on Cabrillo Ave between 3rd and 4th Aves), I took notice: they were jokey Hallowe'en riddles. There were some old chestnuts, but perhaps they were new to little trick-or-treaters. And there was a math riddle that was new to me (but might still be an old chestnut; I don't know all the riddles):
Answers are below. Stop reading if you don't want spoilers.
|Dessert:||I - scream|
|"Thud":||A zombie laughing his head off?|
|Circumference:||Pumpkin Pi (π)|
|Parties:||Because they have no body to dance with|