Thursday, January 20, 2005

The question about life, the universe and everything

Courtesy of my friend, Derek, some of life's imponderable questions!

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilised needles for death by lethal injection?

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

What is the speed of darkness?

If you send someone 'Styrofoam', how do you pack it?

If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

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

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

Any more?


Couch said...

i actually know an answer to one of those (or at least i think i do)

the reason for using steralized needles is that if the prisoner somehow manages to live thru the lethal injection, they dont administer it a second time.

kneel said...

Everyone knows pounding harder on the keys doesn't work. You have to shake the remote to reactivate the batteries just long enough to change the channel. :-)

Funky Fresh Freddie said...

Oh dear. now you got me spinning.
now I need a nap.

Matt A said...

Hey - nice blog...but those questions messed my head up "speed of darkness" - come on!!

T0bI@H said...

Hehe I love those kind of questions. Like How come 7 eleven is open 24/7, but they have locks on their doors? Or why doesn't the wool on sheep shrink when it rains?

Kate said...

Why do we hit things (like remote controls) when their batteries are going anyways? :)

Hello again, by the way. :)

Anonymous said...

The speed of darkness is the speed of light, since darkness can only be said to be 'moving' when light is diminishing