Good questions…

-What if my dog only brings back the ball because he thinks I like throwing it?
-If poison is past its expiry date, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?
-Which letter is silent in the word “Scent”, the S or the C?
-Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn’t it be called double V? (like the French do)
-Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and it just takes 75-100 years to fully work.
-Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty.
-The word “swims” upside-down is still “swims”.
-Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, scissors is just as hard as trying to win.
-100 years ago, everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars.
-Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses.
-Your future self is watching you right now through your memories
-If you replace “W” with “T” in “What, Where and When” you get the answer to each of them.
-Many animals probably need glasses, but nobody knows it.
-If you rip a hole in a net, there are actually fewer holes in it than there were before.
-Why doesn’t McDonald’s sell hotdogs?
-At a movie theatre which arm rest is yours? 
-What is Satan’s last name?
-Why do doctors leave the room when you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway. 
-Where does the toe tag go on a dead person if they don’t have toes?
-Why is there a disclaimer on the Allstate Auto Insurance commercials that says “Not available in all states”? 
-If a person dies and then springs back to life, do they get their money back for the coffin?
-Do they bury people with their braces on? 
-How far east can you go before you’re heading west?
-How does a Real Estate company sell its office without causing confusion? 
-Why do people think that swaying their arm back and forth would change the direction of a bowling ball?
-Why is it that everyone driving faster than you is considered an idiot and everyone driving slower than you is a moron? 
-If a kid refuses to sleep during nap time, are they guilty of resisting a rest?
-Is it rude for a deaf person to sign with their mouth full of food? 
-Why is the Lone Ranger called ‘Lone’ if he always has his friend Tonto with him?
-When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being partly sunny?
-Are eyebrows considered facial hair?
-Is there a time limit on fortune cookie predictions? 
-Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?
-Is the word “dictionary” in the dictionary?
-Why is it that on a phone or calculator, the number five has a little dot on it?
-Can you have square crop circles?
-If ghosts can walk through walls and glide down stairs, why don’t they fall through the floor?
-Is it legal to travel down a road in reverse, as long as your following the direction of the traffic?
-Why is vanilla ice cream white when vanilla extract is brown?
-What do you do when you see an endangered animal that is eating an endangered plant?
-If a doctor suddenly had a heart attack while doing surgery, would the other doctors work on the doctor or the patient?
-Why aren’t drapes double sided so it looks nice on the inside and outside of your home?
-Why is it that when we “skate on thin ice”, we can “get in hot water”?
-If laughter is the best medicine, who’s the idiot who said they ‘died laughing’? 
-If money doesn’t grow on trees then why do banks have branches?
-Why are the little Styrofoam pieces called peanuts?
-Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don’t lay eggs.
-Do Siamese twins pay for one ticket or two tickets when they go see a movie?
-Why does caregiver and caretaker mean the same thing?
-Do bald restaurant workers have to wear a hairnet?
-Do prison buses have emergency exits?

Breathe… 🙂

-Do astronauts change their clocks when they move over different time zones in space?
-When lightning strikes the ocean why don’t all the fish die?
-If a guy that was about to die in the electric chair had a heart attack would they try save him?
-Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
-Why do we sing “Rock a bye baby” to lull a baby to sleep when the song is about putting your baby in a tree and letting the wind crash the cradle on the ground?
-If parents say”Never take candy from strangers” then why do we celebrate Halloween?
-Do the minutes on the movie boxes include the previews, credits, and special features, or just the movie itself?
-Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
-If Mars had earthquakes would they be called marsquakes?
-Why do people never say “it’s only a game” when they’re winning?
-Why is it called a funny bone, when if you hit it, it’s not funny at all?
-Do you yawn in your sleep?
-Do glow-in-the-dark objects stop glowing when somebody turns the lights on?
-How come lemon washing up liquid contains real lemons, but lemon juice contains artificial flavourings.
-Do you wake up or open your eyes first?
-Did Noah have woodpeckers on the ark? If he did, where did he keep them?
-Why are builders afraid to have a 13th floor but book publishers aren’t afraid to have a Chapter 11?
-How do you handcuff a one-armed man?
-If the FBI breaks your door down do they have to pay for it?
-In some books, why do they have blank pages at the very end?
-Why can’t donuts be square?
-What happens to an irresistible force when it hits an immovable object?
-If there’s a speed of sound and a speed of light, is there a speed of smell?
-Do the security guards at airports have to go through airport security when they get to work?
-Why are all of the Harry Potter spells in Latin if they’re English?
-Are children who act in rated ‘R’ movies allowed to see them?
-What would happen to the sea’s water level if every boat in the World was taken out of the water at the same time?
-Do the English people eat English muffins, or are they just called muffins? 
-How much deeper would the ocean be if sponges didn’t grow in it?
-Why do they call it the Department of Interior when they are in charge of everything outdoors?
-Why do people say “heads up” when you should duck?
-Why does triangularly cut bread taste better than square bread?
-If one man says”it was an uphill battle” and another says”it went downhill from there” how could they both be having troubles?
-Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
-Why is it that no matter what colour bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
-When sign makers go on strike, who makes their signs? 
-Why does someone believe you when you say “there are more than four billion stars”, but check when you say the paint is wet?
-Can you cry under water? 
-If you blew a bubble in space, would it ever pop?
-Why do they put holes in crackers?
-What do people in China call their good plates?
-Why do they call him Donkey Kong if he is not a donkey?
-Do stuttering people stutter when they’re thinking to themselves?
-If you put a chameleon in a room full of mirrors, what colour would it turn?
-Why do we press the start button to turn off the computer?


Good questions… — 19 Comments

  1. -What is Satan’s last name?

    Mekatrig. cf Heinlein’s “Magic, Inc” and Israel Zangwill’s eponymous short story. DuckDuckGo, not Google, is your friend.

  2. From George Carlin: Why do we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway?

  3. Did you know that people who stutter while speaking do not stutter while singing?

  4. Re: Oxygen. There is some thinking that such a thing is not entirely out of the question.

    I doubt there IS any such thing as an immovable object. Force wins, even if only slightly.

  5. Astronauts always go by GMT. They do adjust their clocks for leap-seconds (I suspect).

    We press the Start button to turn off our computers because the manufacturers are just TOO DAMNED CHEAP to print “ON/OFF” on it.

  6. I had square donuts from a couple different bakers or local shops. They were packing them in the box on the side, not bottom, so the square ones packed neatly in a smaller box. Square did not let any donut goodness leak out.

  7. Sam- Yep, same with aviators. It’s ONLY two more letters… sigh

    Rick- LOL

    PH- Huh, never seen that!

    drjim- Yep… LOL

  8. I actually know the answers or reasons for some of those…

    -Why do they put holes in crackers?

    It lets them cook more evenly and faster, for higher production.

    -If the FBI breaks your door down do they have to pay for it?

    Not unless you spend mor money for a lawyer than it would cost to build a new house…

    -If Mars had earthquakes would they be called marsquakes?


    -Are eyebrows considered facial hair?


    -In some books, why do they have blank pages at the very end?

    Traditionally, pages were sewn together in stacks called “signatures”, folded, and then the signatures were bound together. Signatures were usually a fixed number of sheets, so if the printing didn’t fill the entire signature, the end pages were blank, had advertisements, or were marked “notes.”

    -Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

    Square boxes are cheaper than round boxes, and are easier to fold.

    -Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?

    Bread used to be round or D-shaped. Square bread is a fairly recent thing…

  9. “-Why doesn’t McDonald’s sell hotdogs?”

    They tried once. Hardly anyone liked them.

  10. – why is sandwich meat round?
    Anything stuffed into a casing will be round because that shape has the least perimeter. Square bologna or sausage would be smaller in size. Ham isn’t cased so it is square or rectangular

  11. -Why is it that on a phone or calculator, the number five has a little dot on it?

    It’s to help you quickly orient yourself to the keys/buttons, like the bumps on your keyboard’s “F” and “J” keys.