Posted by: Nathan M. | December 12, 2009

Why Are Fire Engines Red?

Why are fire engines red?

  • Because they’ve got 8 wheels and 4 people on them
  • 8 + 4 = 12
  • There are 12 inches in a foot
  • One foot is a ruler
  • There was a ruler named Queen Elizabeth
  • A ship named Queen Elizabeth sails the seas
  • In the seas are fish
  • On the fish are fins
  • The Fins fought the Russians
  • And Russians are red.

And that’s why fire engines are red. Because they’re always rushin’

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Responses

  1. My late husband, Dr. Gary F. Beasley used to always recite this to kids at church or school functions. I couldn’t remember exactly how it went, knew I would find it on the web!


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