Why in the World?

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This variety of question have delighted and puzzled people for ages. They really have no answers, which is what makes them fun. So I thought it would be a good idea to jot the best of them down for anybody’s and everybody’s use. These are not copy-rightable, at least not in my opinion. Copyright law serves its purpose but in the age of the Internet it has lost its efficacy. And the difficulty o policing it has proven vey difficult indeed. Having said this, most of these “questions that have no answers” are original.  But I lay no claim to them. Back in the day I also invited some of my writer friends to contribute to this list and it was a bit of a mistake: once started they wouldn’t quit! I always intended to collect the best of these (I have far more than are listed here) but I don’t believe it would have been successful. This is arcane light-weight stuff. Food for thought. Bon appetite.

Why in the world did God stop at Ten Commandments?

Why in the world did mustard come in squeeze bottles fifty years before ketchup?

Why in the world do truck and taxi drivers look like they were born that way?

Why in the world do people seem to drive so slowly when you are in a hurry?

Why in the world do we often need a vacation from our vacation?

Why in the world is an economy size of detergent large while an economy car is small?

Why in the world don’t they make pleasant sounding alarm clocks?

Why in the world do people say “don’t mention it” after you just did?

Why in the world can’t you make a hot dog at home that tastes as good as the ones at the ballpark?

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Why in the world is rich in fiber always poor in taste?

Why in the world is wasted time so long and quality time so short?

Why in the world do we spend millions of dollars and years and years on court cases when their resolution is obvious to a ten-year old?

Why in the world do they put pure lemon in furniture polish and liquid detergent but artificial lemon flavoring in foods and drinks?

Why in the world do restaurants have little jelly packs on the table but not peanut butter ones?

Why in the world do we drive on a parkway but park on a driveway?

Why in the world does a pair of pants men one and a pair of shoes mean two?

Why in the world is the only thing that everyone agrees on is that the sound of fingernails scratching against a blackboard is irritating?

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Why in the world are the most artistic people always the worst dressed?

Why in the world are the only people who suffer from amnesia on television shows?

Why in the world can we be nonchalant but not chalant?

Why in the world do we execute people but put pets to sleep?

Why in the world do we say we slept like a baby when babies wake up every couple of hours wet and crying?

Why in the world do we wear a size eight shoe but a size thirteen sock?

Why in the world does lint gravitate to the belly-button?

Why in the world do all cartoon characters only ever have three fingers?

Why in the world has a psychic never won a supper lottery?

Why in the world does a ten thousand ton super-tanker filled with iron ore float?

Why in the world are coffee refills free but tea refills are not?

Why in the world are motorcyclists and prisoners so fond of tattoos?

Why in the world do gays and lesbians love to walk in parades?

Why in the world does the notices on packages of cotton swaps warn us not to use them to clean our ears?

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Why in the world do we always butter our bread in restaurants but never at home?

Why in the world do flight attendants still instruct us how to buckle seat belts?

Why in the world did toothpaste makers only just recently discover tartar?

Why in the world children in only some neighborhoods play slow?

Why in the world are thin people never described as jolly?

Why in the world is the cost of a scanty bikini more than a one-piece swimsuit?

Why in the world do cats and dogs pester people who hate house pets?

Why in the world do we consult priests on the subjects of marriage and sex?

Why in the world are men’s and women’s shirt buttons on opposite sides of shirts?

Why in the world aren’t all financial advisors billionaires?

Why in the world do people save rubber bands but throw away money?

Why in the world do men have breast nipples?

Why in the world do we call an orange by its color but not a lemon or lime?

Why in the world do people actually like the taste of beer, whisky and vodka?

Why in the world do packages contain ten hotdogs but only eight hotdog buns?

Why in the world do tornadoes especially hate trailer parks?

Why in the world is “If a tree falls in the forest…” such an important philosophical question?

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Why in the world do some parents spank their children to stop their crying?

Why in the world do doctors insist on us being prompt only to keep us waiting forever?

Why in the world is their no word for the top of the foot?

Why in the world does a twin bed only fit for one person?

Why in the world do so many gross things feel so good?

Why in the world are all female prisoners fat and ugly?

Why in the world are sex and money good while prostitution is bad?

Why in the world do crackheads always look like they are crackheads?

Why in the world is it impossible to imagine your parents having sex?

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Why in the world UFO’s so popular even though nobody has ever seen one?

Why in the world do television golf hosts whisper?

Why in the world can we have too much of a good thing?

Why in the world do supposedly smart people ever say “less ever more?”

4 thoughts on “Why in the World?

  1. Hi there! I never normally do this but I had to comment and tell you how much I adore your blog! I just came across it now and I am so happy I have, it is so wonderful and you truly have a great blog. I am going to follow you so I can keep up to date with all of your latest posts. Keep up the great work!

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