Have you ever wondered why...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Robin'sBrood, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    the word sugar doesn't have an "h" in it? [​IMG]

    Ok, what are your "have you ever wondered why" questions?
  2. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    I always wondered how a black cow can eat green grass and make white milk that put red hair on some kid's head. Shouldn't we all have the same hair color? [​IMG]
  3. maple

    maple Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Are you reading your kids homework right now? [​IMG]

    I love figuring out what my second grader means in her stories... that's some fun stuff.

    Like the other day country was something like conterour. Say huh? ooooh country.

    Today she brought home a story about the worst bad dream she had goes like this:

    My worst nightmare. Was about an evle rooster trying to atack me. I said help me. Now (no) one came. I ran away
    and hid. The rooster walked away.

    Best part was she drew a pic to go with it and the roo is about 4 inches tall and she drew herself as about an inch tall with bubble saying, "Help me!"

    Do you think she needs therapy? [​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I do wonder why a drive-up teller has Braille....[​IMG]
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I wonder why the bag boy at the store asks me if I want help out when all I bought was a redbull, but at Costco they NEVER ask.
  6. Squishy

    Squishy Songster

    Feb 2, 2011
    I was reading something science-y a few months ago, and apparently.... Hummingbirds see colors on the Ultra-Violet spectrum... colors that appear dull to us would be super saturated to them, and ones that are bright could be dull... so they might see a plain old brown as a bright purple, or red, or some other color we small humans cannot even imagine. The world they see must be a completely different one than the one we do.

    Which brings me to something I've always wondered about, since I was little... We humans all have the same names for colors... but how do we know that the color we are looking at really looks the same as the same color in another persons eyes? If we saw it as a different shade, but learned the name for it to be a certain thing.. how do we know that my pink is your pink? Our eyes are built and work in the same manner.. but there are minute variations in everyones physiology (sp?)...
  7. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    How important does a person have to be before they are considered
    assassinated instead of just murdered?

    If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

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

    Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

    What disease did cured ham actually have?

    How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a
    good idea to put wheels on luggage?

    Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like
    every two hours?

    If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

    If you drink Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?

    Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

    Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars
    to look at things on the ground?

    How come we choose from just two people for President and fifty for Miss

    Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you
    naked anyway.

    Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze
    these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out!"

    Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible
    crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

    If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why
    can't he fix a hole in a boat?

    Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point
    to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

    If Wyle E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME stuff, why didn't he
    just buy something to eat?

    Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you,
    but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

    just a few ponderisms....
  8. Squishy

    Squishy Songster

    Feb 2, 2011
    Ooooh! I can answer one! After having worked with/folded a lot of pizza boxes... there is no way to make the short sides needed on a pizza box (to keep the pizza from flopping about) in a circular shape, and not sacrifice structural integrity... cardboard just wasn't made for that. Squares & Rectangles & other Squared off shapes are easier to work with and the cut out tabs needed to fold them into the proper shape (as they are shipped flat) wouldn't be possible in a circle.

    And! I slept through the night the first day home from the hospital, as a baby.. and slept for very long periods all the time... Mom likes to tell me how she would have to shake me awake to show off for company.. LOL... So maybe that saying is based on perfect babies like meee?
  9. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Quote:Its TRUE! she scared the &%#* outta me when I woke up at 6.30am ish and hadnt heard a peep out of her all night..had to check and make sure she wasnt dead! Woke her up by changing her diaper...THEN she was hungry [​IMG]
  10. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze
    these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out!"

    [​IMG] Thats a REALLY good question!​

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