Riddle: Why didn't the witch ride on her broom whenever she got angry?
Answer: She was afraid she would fly off the handle.
What's So Funny?
This riddle-joke asks about witches (typically the kind that fly on brooms during Halloween). The answer is funny because it relies on a double meaning. 1. A broom is divided into two parts: the bottom part made of straw does the sweeping, and the top part made of wood is called the handle. 2. The expression "to fly off the handle" means to get suddenly upset or angry.
Example: No one likes working with Barry because he's so unpredictable. He sometimes flies off the handle for no apparent reason.