Friday, March 7, 2008


Why is one of my favorite words. I LOVE to learn something absolutely useless. My BFF Steph even bought me a book of totally useless information for my bday a couple of years ago. I loved it! So, for fun Friday a list of why questions from me. If you happen to know the answer, please tell me-these keep me up nights.

-Why are there 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day? This has been answered by my boss (brilliant man that he is). Something about a base 60 or 12 instead of 10.

-Why does a platypus look the way it looks?

-Did Adam have a belly button? This has long been a matter of in depth thought for me. I'm thinking not, but, who knows.

-Why do we have eyelashes?

-Why do people in England drive on that wrong side of the street and we don't? To me this is odd because a lot of our stuff came from England, if they started driving on that side wouldn't it have come over with the Pilgrims as a tradition and we're actually the ones driving on the wrong side?

-Why are the interstate signs green with white letters? Wouldn't they be more attention grabbing if they were yellow w/ black letters?

-Why 10 hotdogs and only 8 buns in a pack? That drives me CRAZY!!!!

-Why do people knock on wood?

-Why do airplanes actually fly? If you think about, it should be impossible given the weight of the airplane, passengers and luggage to get the thing off the ground. Hope no one is flying any time soon. That's something I think about every time I get on a plane.

I think that's enough for now, I have to get back to work. Have a great weekend and if you have any why questions, let me know and maybe we can figure it out.


Anonymous said...

Well I can answer one! We have eyelashes to keep stuff out of our eyes. They're are little oil glands on our eyelids that produce gunk and the eyelashes keep them from getting in our eyes and they keep out foreign bodies and stuff....YAY ME!

scchesleys said...

Go You!!! Now what about eyebrows? And why are some bushy and others not?

Anonymous said...

hmmm....probably the same reason as eyelashes?! I dont know you stumped me!

connie said...

Why ask Why??? There are 8 buns b/c lots of children only eat the dog! That's my theory anyway. Have you read the book "Do Fish Sleep" or something like that it would probably answer many of these questions and let you get much needed sleep at night. Why am I still sick?

Alona said... did not come by today so just wanted to wish you a happy day late birthday.Hope you had a good one. See you later.

Crystal said...

I think that I have the right answer for the eyelashes... they are for batting. If we did not have eyelashes we could not get the guys to look at our eyes and not our BOOBS!

Valencia said...

Why can't we come up with a smarter solution for the high gas prices?!?! Isn't there something someone can do besides continue to purchase more and more filling up our SUV's??? (That's my tiff for today - it's too expensive!!!)