Funny Answers Pt. 13

Question  Hi, Average Boy

!I need some advice on evolution. Everyone is talking about it, and I just don't understand why people think we came from monkey people. I hope you can answer my wonders.


Parker D.

Answer Hey, Parker,

Great question! I've actually had people tell me that it looks like I may have come from a monkey family. However, if evolution did work, wouldn't my ears be smaller by now?

Animals do adapt to their surroundings. For instance, my cat has developed a nervous twitch that lets him know when Billy walks in the room. That's a survival adaptation. But the main evolution chart that most scientists go by was actually made up. The guy who presented all the facts threw in an extra step — that hasn't even been discovered — to link men to apes.

Not to mention, if monkeys evolved into men then why do we still have monkeys? Wouldn't they be men, too? That's a good question to ask your friends the next time you are talking about evolution. Now if you will excuse me, I want to finish my banana.

Your friend and mine, 

Average Boy

Question  Dear Average Boy,

I live in South Africa at a mission station, and I always read your adventures. My dad laughed at your adventure mowing lawns to earn some money. He says you are welcome to come and mow our lawn any time. Our lawn needs mowing year round!


Answer Hey Berdine,

I let my dad read your e-mail, and he offered to pay for my one-way plane ticket to South Africa! But my mother said she couldn’t live without me. It was a touching moment, especially when she said, “No one can wash the dishes like Bob can.”

Anyway, thanks for reading my stories and for the e- mail. If I do go to South Africa, I’ll try to remember my lawn mower!

Your friend and mine, 

Average Boy

Question  Dear Average Boy,

Do you have your room in order and everything neat? I don't. I never even want to clean it. Have any tips to help me keep it clean?

Emily D.

Answer Hey, Emily!

The trick is to organize your room. I have everything organized into two groups: a dirty pile and a clean pile. I also have a toy box . . . I think. I haven’t seen it in a few months, but that’s because my “dirty pile” is getting pretty big. But organization is the key!

Also, it’s a good idea to throw things out of your room that are just cluttering up the place. For instance, I just threw my brother out in the hallway. He can make such a mess playing “King of the Clean Pile!” Hope this helps.

Your neat friend and mine,

Average Boy

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