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Have you ever wondered about some of these kinds of things that just don't make sense?

Asked by blueiiznh (16598 points ) September 20th, 2011

Have you ever wondered why certain thing just don’t make sense.

Like:
-Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of a drive-up ATM?
-Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
-Why are there flotation devices under airplane seats instead of parachutes?
-Do you need a silencer if you’re going to shoot a mime?
-Have you ever imagined a world without any hypothetical situations?
-How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the morning?
-If 7–11s are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
-If a cow laughed, would milk come out of their nose?

Tell us some of your ponderings that just don’t make sense…......

Have You Ever Wondered ____________?

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Brian1946's avatar

Why a golfer gets almost absolute silence when he has all day to hit a ball that’s just lying on the ground, when OTOH, thousands of spectators get to yell at a ball player who has to hit a baseball traveling almost 100 MPH right at him.

JLeslie's avatar

Braille dots because the make the keys all the same drive thru or walk up. They aren’t going to pay to make a second mold.

Hopefully the plane will try to land.

The snowplow guy drives very slowly before the snow is very deep.

The interstate in Hawaii is a good one. I guess the roads must fall under the federal program or something? But, of course it is not actually an interstate road.

I wonder why toaster ovens and microwaves don’t have a way to turn of the ding when the time is done, so it doesn’t make a noise. Maybe the newer ones do and I don’t know it.

ucme's avatar

Pubic lice called crabs, surely they should be named cockroaches, in male cases anyhoo.

AmWiser's avatar

How come you’re told to slow down your whole life, but when you die, they let the cars
run through red lights? What’s the hurry?

SuperMouse's avatar

A couple of classic questions I have heard over the years (most likely from Jerry Seinfeld):
1. Why do we drive on the parkway and park in the driveway?
2. Why not make the entire plane out of whatever that indestructible black box is made of?

YARNLADY's avatar

Mainly, I wonder why this same question pops up now and then with exactly the same examples. Is there a “wonder why” site that trolls other sites?

Ayesha's avatar

Tarzan doesn’t have a beard?

Blueroses's avatar

Why can’t I find the clothing/hair products movie characters wear so 10 minutes after getting drenched in the rain, I can look perfectly dry, coiffed and pressed?

Hibernate's avatar

Yes but after a while friends “wake” me from these situations and I stop. :(

Symbeline's avatar

I wonder about these two expressions; action speaks louder than words, and, the pen is mightier than the sword. Seriously what the hell, which is right? Makes me think that such expressions mean a whole lotta fuck all in the end. XD Maybe they both have their place at their own given time.

Also, see inside for details, no purchase necessary. Lame.

Faidle's avatar

Do Oompaloompa’s have last names?
Maybe I should start a thread about this…

Kardamom's avatar

Why did yellow become the standard color for school pencils?

Why hasn’t the food canning industry standardized itself so that all cans come with pull tab pop tops like this.? Do you think the companies that make can openers are behind this evil plot?

How come the inside section of dog’s toe pads smell like Fritos?

Why are those window wiping towels at the gas station blue?

Why is that nifty paper that they wrap diner hamburgers in yellow? Is it to match the cheese?

How come when someone on TV comes home with a bag of groceries, their French bread is always out loose? Whenever I buy it at the store, it comes in a bag or at least has some type of a wrapper on it. Even if you get it at a fresh bakery, they still put it in some type of bag, they don’t just pick it up with their bare hands and give it to you.

How come on that soup commercial, they say the way to get less sodium in your soup is to buy their soup, with the new addition of sea salt? It’s still got salt in it.

Why is it that when you get those instant noodle dishes like Simply Asia which are pretty tasty and really convenient, they only have the “easy tear” tops on the pouch that has the noodles and not the pouches that have the seasonings and the sauce? So you still end up having to rip it open with your teeth and hope that everything doesn’t go flying everywhere.

How come burgers and fries seem to taste better when they’re served in those red plastic baskets?

How come when they ask, “Do you want hot or mild sauce with that?” at Taco Bell and you say “yes” they always look at you strange? And why do they even bother to put onions on the bean burritos, when everybody always asks to hold the onions on that particular item?

Would you eat green mayonaise? Like if it were infused with cilantro or basil?

And for you pickle lovers, would anyone agree with me that “sweet pickles” are still pretty sour? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

faye's avatar

Why use acohol swabs to clean the site where the IV will be inserted for lethal injection? Is he going to have time to get an infection? Why doesn’t Michelle Bachman have to have backup anything she says?

Blueroses's avatar

a prison warden explained the lethal injection to me @faye. If, in some bizarre situation, the injection does not kill the prisoner (I don’t know – immunity to the drugs or something), the sentence is considered fulfilled as ordered and it goes back to the judge for a ruling. If the prisoner gets an infection from an unsanitary injection in the meantime, he could sue the govt. Strange world, isn’t it?

faye's avatar

@Blueroses Thanks. It’s hard to believe in sanity if someone condemned to lethal injection can sue! But I can see it happening.

Symbeline's avatar

@Blueroses Dude, really? That’s fucked up.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

I always wonder where the inspiration for articles like “The Smarter Sex” comes from. Hehe. ;)

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

It is a wonder why:
• Nit pick the grammar than answer the question.
• That if women do not want men staring at their chest why so many get boob jobs.
• Why the body doesn’t float before you drowned to death.
• What eventually happens to the bodies when a jet crashes way out to sea or a ship sinks.
• What is the logic of allowing the handicapped to take up the space of three seats on the bus yet pay less than the cost of one seat.
• If there was such a thing as ”fat and fit” why you don’t see any 260lb+ athletes doing cycling, diving, hurdles, sprinting, marathon running, gymnastics, beach volleyball, biathlon, cross country skiing, rowing, ski jump, sno…… well you get the point.
• Why they call it an wetsuit when it is suppose to keep you dry.

Hibernate's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central the body first goes down because whoever is drowning is struggling to stay above water and he doesn’t know what to do . Take me for instance, I’m not that fat but I have some fat here and there. I wanted to swim at the bottom of a pool and in the sea. Guess what. I knew how to swim but the water didn’t allow me to stay for more than 5 seconds near the bottom ^^ I had to swim only above water.
@Hypocrisy_Central I am close to 260 lbs and I will tell you why there aren’t many cycling at this weight. Because eventually the bike will start breaking. Not in half but you will have problems with the tires, then with the pedals etc I always have to repair my bike because I don’t want to loose weight. But there are athletes with higher numbers for weight but we don’t really see them.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Yeah, I’ve always wondered about those too, especially number 2, 5, and 7.

blueiiznh's avatar

To add to what @Hypocrisy_Central stated about ”fat and fit” .... Why do we make a huge deal about people that lose a significant amount of weight, and not applaude those people who always have stayed in shape.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

-Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of a drive-up ATM?
ANS: Because they are all made the same.

-Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
ANS: I dunno?

-Why are there flotation devices under airplane seats instead of parachutes?
ANS: Specifically for water landings which is the hope in the event of a crash.

-Do you need a silencer if you’re going to shoot a mime?
ANS: Nope… You don’t shoot mimes, you hire drunk birthday clows to kick their asses.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5srwCNx2Ti0

-Have you ever imagined a world without any hypothetical situations?
ANS: Hypothetically, no.

-How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the morning?
ANS: On the snowplow, or in his truck with a shovel front… TO the snowplow

-If 7–11s are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
ANS: All doors come standard with locks built in. They don’t make them special for 24 hour convienience stores and just in case an employee working alone has to use the restroom, they CAN lock the door if they have to

-If a cow laughed, would milk come out of their nose?
ANS: Nope… Snot does, *Ever see a cow up close? THey’re COVERED in snot! and they don’t drink milk, they make it.

Tell us some of your ponderings that just don’t make sense…......

Have You Ever Wondered

Why Bar’s have parking lots?

SpeedskaterMan's avatar

Yes, I always wonder why women don’t make sense.

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