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Shall we shake things up a bit?

Asked by Jonesn4burgers (7186points) July 17th, 2014

Suppose ONE change could take place which would really shake things up. For instance, if Obama learned to speak Russian fluently, but didn’t tell anybody? Or a company markets a new product, pure prune juice, amped up with caffeine? (Which, by the way, they would call giddyup and go, QUICK)
Serious or funny, likely or way out there, what change can you think of, and possible outcome(s)?

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Mimishu1995's avatar

The USA didn’t misinterpret the Japanese’s letter, which was sent a few days before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Outcome: Hiroshima and Nagasaki wouldn’t be bombed.

janbb's avatar

Suddenly, automobiles didn’t exist any more.

Pachy's avatar

Here’s something that would most certainly have changed history: If President Kennedy hadn’t visited Dallas on November 22, 1963. My uncle, a Dallas businessman who served as an adviser to JFK (and subsequently, to LBJ), urged him to skip the trip, as did many others.

As for today, something that definitely would shake things up is if all guns in the world vanished (one of my favorite fantasies).

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

It would sure change gang activity wouldn’t it? Could you imagine the news reporting “walk up to’s”,“stomp away froms”, and “brutal shouting matches?”

Dan_Lyons's avatar

When the jets crashed into those two big buildings that fateful September day, the thermite charges fail to go off leaving the Towers crippled but still standing and leaves thousands of people alive.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

I am SOOOOOO with you on that one.

Coloma's avatar

I’ve been signing up my pets for political propa-gander for years now. My goose “Marwyn” was constantly solicited for his vote. lol
“Dear Marwyn B. we need your support!
I have long said it is time for an entirely new SPECIES in office.

Marwyn bears a striking resemblance to Ross Perot. haha
Marwyn for president, plenty of bread and swimming pools for all. ;-)

anniereborn's avatar

Animals no longer being allowed to reproduce simply to be a food source. (IE no factory farms, no regular farms)

Blondesjon's avatar

Alcohol becomes nutritional and the more you drink the better it it becomes for you.

ucme's avatar

Remake of Cocktail with Michael J Fox taking over from Tom Cruise, whole lotta shakin goin on!

Dutchess_III's avatar

“Thermite charges” ha ha! As if thousands of pounds of jet fuel needed any help!

anniereborn's avatar

No foods are fattening!

talljasperman's avatar

Kids get credits for each +1% for a grade. That can be redeemed at the end of the year. From cash to gaming time in the computer lab. Be creative.

flutherother's avatar

If electricity stopped working.

talljasperman's avatar

Left is right and up is down in a video game.

downtide's avatar

Facebook, Google and all other social networks forbidden from collecting data on their users or selling it to anyone else. Result: They all go pay-to-subscribe or else they close down.

janbb's avatar

@downtide great to see you!

downtide's avatar

@janbb Thanks :) It’s great to be back.

Araphel's avatar

If we shake things up a bit, you will surely damage your candy coated shell.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

My shell is okay, so long as it doesn’t get bitten! BACK COOKIEMAN, BACK!

UnholyThirst's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers I couldn’t refrain from biting you, sorry…

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

I bite back. Just sayin’.

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