Sunday, 17 March 2013

Some Questions

This blog consists of over one hundred questions. I have always been encouraged to ask questions and always been quite curious about a range of different things. Curious comes from the Latin to “care” so I guess questions are a good thing. Don’t you think?

A lot of my questions involve word-play and sayings that are used. Some of them are a little cheeky but no offence is meant as I just do not know! Some of them are just asked for comical effect and have no answers. These are the sort of question I enjoy best!

I have a lot of questions on the origins of words but left a lot of them out as when thinking about then there was a lot of them … there were far too many to list! I have also asked a lot of questions that have been asked by a lot of other people before me. I do not claim this all my own list and certainly not a definitive list. It is a good start of my many questions. If you have any amusing answers please let me know …

How does a shepherd count his flock without falling asleep?

Do fish sleep?

Would a solar car be able to travel faster than the speed of light?

Is it not scary that the word “therapist” is the same as the words “the” and “rapist” put together?

Do sheep get static when they rub against each other?

Do pigs pull ham strings?

Why do people say “heads up” when they mean “duck”?

What do you say when someone says you’re in denial but you’re not?

If you had x-ray vision, but closed your eyes, could you still see? I guess if you could see through anything then you would actually see nothing?

If the wind is 50 mph and you drive your car at 50 mph downwind, if you stick your head out the window, would you feel the wind?

Why does closing “up” a shop and closing “down” a shop mean the same thing?

Why are things typed up but written down?

What does OK actually mean?

If someone said it “was an uphill battle” and someone else said “it when downhill from there” would they be having the same problems?

Why is it you can walk down a road even if it is uphill?

Why doesn’t the glue in the bottle dry up?

If Luke took a bath, would it be lukewarm?

If you decide that you are indecisive, which one would you be?

Why do we have the weight of the world on our shoulders but we have to get it off our chests?

If you tell someone that they are being judgemental are you not being judgemental yourself?

Why is your bottom is called that because it is in the middle if your body?

Whatever colour the liquid the froth is always white, why?

Why do they say “head over heels in love” when your head is always over your heels?

Why is the name of the phobia for the feel of long words called: Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?

If someone cannot hear they are called deaf, if they cannot see they are blind but there is no name for someone that cannot taste?

Why would superman want to leap over the tallest building in a single bound when he can fly?

Why is it called a tv set when there is only one?

If it is zero degrees outside today and tomorrow will be twice as cold, how cold will it be?

Why are accident, incident and emergency so long words as it could take vital mini-seconds off saving someone’s life?

If you are allergic to dogs and cats, can you go outside when it rains?

Is there another word for thesaurus?

Do cows drink milk?

Can a guy called “Nick” have a nickname?

If we are supposed to see birdies when we get knocked out, what do they see?

What is a male ladybird called?

Why an alarm clock called “going off” when it actually turns on?

If you mated a bulldog and a shih tzu what type of dog would that is that called?

Why are they called stairs inside but steps outside?

If an ambulance runs someone over on the way to an emergency, does it stop to help?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

Is it not worrying that doctors call treating you in their “practice”?

What do you call female daddy-long-legs?

Why is it called a “drive-through” when you have to stop?

Why does mineral water that has “trickled through mountains for centuries” go out of date next year?

Do vampires get AIDS?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp that no one would eat?

Do geese get goose bumps?

Why can magicians make things disappear into thin air, but not thick air?

Why is it rain drops but snow falls?

Why is it that the slowest traffic is called rush hour?

What do people in China call their good plates?

Do feathers ever tickle birds?

Why is it that cargo is transported by ship while a shipment is transported by car?

Does peanut butter have any butter in it?

If someone vanished without a trace, how do people know they are missing?

Why are boxing rings square?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

If love is blind why do we have love at first sight?

What would your own tongue taste like if you accidently ate it?

Why do we scrub down and wash up?

What is the opposite of opposite?

If practice makes perfect and nobody is perfect, why do we practice?

If you try to fail and succeed, what did you just do?

If you dig a tunnel straight through the earth, will you come out feet first?

Are zebras black with white strips or white with black strips?

What came first, the fruit or the colour orange?

Where does the white go when the snow melts?

Do dwarfs start stories: “When I was little”?

Can blind people see their dreams?

If there’s an exception to every rule, is there an exception to that rule?

Why does Tarzan not have a beard?

Are you tired of people asking you rhetorical questions and you do not know if they are rhetorical questions or not?

Why someone that handles your money is called a “Broker”?

Why do they call it taking a dump? Should it not be leaving a dump?

If quizzes are quizzical then what are tests?

Why do they sterilise needles for lethal injections?

What would happen if an irresistible force met with an immovable object?

How can you hear yourself think?

How come thaw and unthaw mean the same thing?

If you feed a bee nothing but oranges would it start making marmalade?

Why is it you get a penny for your thoughts, you have to spend a penny to go to the toilet but you have to put in your two cents worth?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Why do you get on a bus and on a train but in a car?

How can something be new and improved? If it is new what is being improved upon?

If you are in hell and mad at someone where would you tell them to go?

I know you can be under whelmed, you can be over whelmed but could you just be whelmed?

If you take an oriental person and spin them around a few times, do they become disorientated?

How come overtones and undertones are the same thing?

What do you use to dilute water?

Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

Why do they call it an asteroid when it is outside the hemisphere but call it a haemorrhoid when it comes out your ass?

Can you be a closet claustrophobic?

Do fish get cramps after eating?

Do one legged ducks swim in circles?

Have you ever imaged a world with no hypothetical situations?

How do you actually “draw a blank”?

How do you know when you are out of invisibility ink?

How does the guy who drives the snow-plough get into work in the morning?

How is it possible to have civil war?

If all the world is a stage, where does the audience sit?

If a bus station is where a bus stops and a train station is where a train stops, why do I have to start work at my work station?

If a chronic liar tells you he is a chronic liar do you believe him?

If a mute child swears, does his mother make him wash his hands with soap?

If a turtle loses his shell, is he homeless and naked?

If psychics know the winning lottery numbers, why are they all still working?

If knees were backwards, what would chairs look like?

If soap is used to make you clean, why does it leave a scum?

If you ate pasta and then anti-pasta, would you still be hungry?

If you got rid of all but one of your odds and ends, what would you call it?

Is it possible to be totally partial?

Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a “near miss”? Should it not be called a “near hit”?

What colour would a chameleon go in a mirror?

What would you do when you had an endangered animal that only ate endangered plants?

What hair colour do you but on a driving licence for a bald man?

What is a free gift? Are not all gifts free?

What is another word for synonym?

Whose cruel idea was it for the word “lisp” to have an “s” in it?

Why are we scared of falling and not the sudden end to falling?

Why did kamikaze pilots where helmets?

Why do flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?

Why do we not hear of gruntled employees?

Why is it so hard to remember how to spell “mnemonic”?

Why is it called a “building” when it is already built?

Why is it called a bust, when it stops right before the part bit is named after?

Why is the alphabet in that order?

Why is there only one monopolies commission?

Why isn’t there mouse-flavoured cat food?