Muck Dills with a Pickle in Episode 9

Episode 9: The Last Candle Burning

Muck and Spindle attempt to sneak Rip into Madam Putreska’s caverns at the same time Dr. van Sangfreud’s ORBS army fans across Blaakrust on a panther hunt.

For the Curious

How long have people been eating pickles? Find out in this bizarre facts article by Shannon Cothran

What do pickle spears and Shakespeare have in common?

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Use the contact page to tell me what you think will happen, or how you’ve gotten yourself out of your own past pickles. We can also trade some pickle jokes more *dill*icious than these:

What do you get when you cross an alligator with a pickle?
A croco*dill*!

Which instrument is most popular in the all-gherkin orchestra?
The piccolo!

Get it? Pickle-o! Piccolo. I hear jokes are funnier when you explain them…

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By jenmichellemason

Jenny is a story hunter. She has explored foreign countries, canyon mazes, and burial crypts to gather the facts that make good stories. Once, she sniffed a 200-year-old skull...for research purposes. Jenny received an M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. She has authored nearly 20 STEM books for young readers. Her inquisitive and funny nonfiction articles have appeared in Mountain Flyer, Cobblestone, and Muse magazines. Jenny also works as a freelance copy writer for nonprofits and small businesses.

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