Illustration of mummy dressed like a rapper

Answer: Wrap

My son loves to learn about ancient Egypt, so he has been asking for another mummy pun. He has several books on ancient Egypt and even building toys (both simple wood blocks and a more advanced set by ArchiQuest: Pharaohs & Pyramids, Egypt's Wonder). When he was learning to write, he would write pages of pictograms and say the were hieroglyphics (though he probably couldn't pronounce it at that age).

Explanation for the kids (and bad puns)

Many ancient cultures would preserve the bodies of the dead in a process known as mummification. The word mummy comes from the medieval Latin "mumia" which itself was a mixture of arabic and persian words. Wealthy Egyptians and Pharaohs followed this process to prepare for the afterlife. To keep the body from decaying, they dried it out and sealed it in waterproofed bandages. These old and tattered bandages are the typical costume used in horror movies and Halloween costumes.

So what kind of music would someone in bandages listen to? Wrap of course, which is just the really old school version of rap music.


Illustration of pumpkin patch pun

How did the mummy fix the hole in her bandages?

This is the first of many Halloween and pumpkin related puns to Fall this season...

September 27, 2014
Illustration of pumpkin with a carved pi symbol

What do you get if you divide a pumpkin's circumference by its diameter?

It's October already and you know what that means...

October 4, 2014
Illustration of a pink ghost

Where do ghosts buy clothes?

Our son has been playing Pac-Man on his iPad recently...

October 18, 2014
Illustration of Frankenstein's monster

How did Frankenstein lose his job?

Whenever I hear the name Frankenstein, the first thing I think of is 'fire bad!'...

October 18, 2014
Illustration of Frankenstein and a ghost

Who did Frankenstein take to the dance?

We thought our Frankenstein and ghost characters looked cute together so we used them for this pun...

October 18, 2014