Friday, November 30, 2007
Sometimes, I just can’t help it. Random questions pop into my head and I start wondering about things that make no sense at all. My parents used to say my brother and I would lie in bed at night pondering the universe – I guess nothing’s changed.
A few examples (the majority of these are my own, the rest I’ve heard over the past week or so from others):
– Why is it that Superman’s chest can stop bullets, yet he always ducks when a chair is thrown at him?
– Why is it a pair of underwear, but a single bra?
– What was the thought process when the first person decided to try and milk a cow (or a goat, or whatever) and then drink the milk – and what made them think it would be safe for them to drink?
– What rank do you have to be above before you can be considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
– Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
– If someone asks you, “Does a chicken have lips?” instead of answering your question, how do you know what they mean – can its beak be considered its lips-equivalent?
– If you drive at the speed of sound, can you still hear your radio/CD/ipod?
– Would a fireman ever use the phrase, “fight fire with fire?”
– What was the best thing before sliced bread?
– Why is it that small babies, looking up at the person holding/feeding them, have the power to instantly melt the heart of even the gruffest of adults – and when exactly do we lose that power?
– Why does the sun make hair lighter and skin darker?
– Why is it that the system sends you an email message to tell you that your email inbox is over its size limit?
– What would happen if two black holes were to meet?
Anybody care to contribute some answers? Or some other questions that have been on your mind?