Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quirky Questions

We all have questions as we move throughout this life. Why is the sky blue? What does 'intangible' really mean? Do I look like a celebrity?...But the really important, philosophical questions are often pushed to the wayside. It is my job to force you to consider what you would otherwise ignore!

Why do we park on a driveway, and drive on a parkway?

Why is black considered a color when it is actually the absorption of all colors?

How do we know that chicken tastes like chicken? Who decided what tasted like what? How do we know that chicken isn't actually tuna?

Why do we consider the night sky 'black' when if it were truly black, we would not be able to see a single thing in the sky--not stars, not the moon, nothing?

How many lights are in a lightspeed?

Why are they called the dog days of summer? Do they bark? Do they shed? Do they poop on your lawn? Do they eat your shoes?

Why is the Lone Ranger called 'lone' when he always has his friend, Tonto, with him?8

Why are hot dogs sold in packages of 8 and hot dog buns sold in packages of 10?

Why is sandwhich bread square and sandwhich meat round?*

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

What do people in China call their good plates?*

On Gilligan's Island, where did Ginger get all of her changes of clothing when it was only a "3 hour tour"?*

Why do blondes have more fun?

Why do some people have horse sense? Do they whinny and snort?

Where did we get the phrase 'speed demon'? Did someone actually see one zipping along the street?

Just a few philosophical points to ponder!

*Creative license for these questions go to my good friend Cayla, who helps me waste an ridiculous amount of time each day coming up with some of these!


  1. Cayla has a very fertile mind. Good questions, lots of fun.

  2. Hawaii has an interstate highway because it is a state. ;)
    But I have no plausible answers to the others.
    Why are items sent by a car or truck called a shipment, and items sent by a ship called cargo?
    If you throw a cat out of a car window, is it kitty litter?
    If you spin an oriental person around and around, do they become disoriented?
    Why do we say things are out of whack? When are they in whack? What is a whack anyway?
    If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
    I used to have a huge list of these. This is a sure sign that humanity has way too much time on their hands! ;)

  3. Lydia, is the site that deserves the credit. Not me! I truly wish I had the ability to come up with hilarious material like this.

  4. Love these. Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge. Great blog. Have signed up to follow. Hope you'll visit me, too.