So I was totally distracted by the new editor and forgot to mention where these questions came from… Melanie of course. 🙂 It’s like I don’t read anyone else. (I do, but they rarely have questions). ^_^
How come you press harder on a remote control when you know the battery is dead? Do I? I don’t recall ever doing so. If the light is not on, and I know the battery is dead, I stop pressing the button.
If an orange is [called] orange, why isn’t a lime called a green or a lemon called a yellow? What came first? The fruit or the color? As for the other part of the question, that just doesn’t make sense, they’re not from the same place. Lemons and limes are from the same family but oranges…nope. Yeah, I know it’s a joke, but still…
Why is it that when you’re driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio? There’s actually a psychological reason for this, and the long and the short of it is – it helps you concentrate. The fewer things going on in the background to distract your brain, the more you’re able to concentrate on the situation at hand, i.e.: finding where you need to be.
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons? Every lemon juice I’ve ever had was made with lemons. I dunno where you (question asker) are getting your lemon juice from. Maybe you mean lemon-aide, which is often made with artificial flavor because it’s powdered and cheaper that way. As for lemon in dishwashing soap – it’s because lemon is an astringent and very good for cleaning things. It’s also used in furniture polish.
Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darken our skin? Because hair is dead, and skin isn’t. So, the sun bleaches hair (just like it will bleach bones) and burns skin.
Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up like every two hours? Because babies, like cats, sleep all the time. Even if they’re waking up every two hours, it’s not for very long. Babies sleep more than they’re awake. Hence, “slept like a baby.”
Why isn’t 11 pronounced “onety-one”? It’s an English — and some of the other “romantic languages” thing. I used to know the exact answer because we talked about this in Linguistics, but it goes way back to the roots of Old English or Latin or something. I could look it up, but I’m tired. Other languages — not all but many — will totally say something like “ten one” and “ten two”. English should say ‘one-teen’ and ‘two-teen’ just to be consistent, but we don’t. It just sounds weird to us because we’re not used to it.
What disease did cured ham actually have? The pig was alive once, we totally cured it of that.
If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons? Yeah, I don’t think it works that way. (Yes, I know this is a joke.)
What is something that everyone looks stupid doing? Yawning. I don’t think anyone can look “good”yawning.
What would your autobiography be called? Because Why Not?
Which animal would be the ruler when the animal kingdom rise up and take over? I dunno, I’m not in charge of the animal kingdom. I’ll let them figure it out for themselves. I’ll be dead by then anyway. And yes, I totally edited this question.
You’re on death row for a crime of your choice, what did you do, why did you do it, and what would your last meal be and why? I didn’t do nuthin’ and you can’t prove I did! I’ll take a steak with all the trimmings for a last meal please. A good steak! And don’t spare the gravy for the potatoes! And pie! Apple! With ice cream! And a root beer. Might as well go out with a full belly.
If your pet/child (or the fly that lives in your bedroom if you have neither), had to give you a reference for your dream job, what would they say? And do you think you’d get the job? Again, I have no idea. I am not good at putting myself into other people’s brains. I’m not good at anthropomorphizing animals either. As for my“dream job” well… I don’t have one. Never did. Any job that paid the rent was good enough for me.
A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here? “Where’s Doug? Don’t ask any questions. There isn’t time. I need to talk to Doug, and we need to go. Pronto.” (Doug likes penguins)
How would you sell hot chocolate (cocoa) in the hottest country in the world? Very poorly. I’m not a good salesperson on the best of days. I’d probably go broke and die if my life depended on me doing this.
If you could have a machine that produced £100 for life, how much would you be willing to pay for it? So £100 is about $78.00 if I remember correctly, but hey, that’s seventy some odd dollars more than I have now, so even if it was £100 a day, that’s not worth sneezing at. How much would I pay for it? I dunno. I don’t have a lot of money laying around, so I’d have to see what they’re asking and go from there.
If a bald person works in a restaurant, do they have to wear a hairnet? I would think they’d want to,just to avoid getting their head dirty.
Why are there no ‘B’ batteries? So, there used to be a “B” battery, but like the Betamax, it fell out of favor and stopped being produced. It happens sometimes I guess. I liked the Betamax. But c’est la vie.
What does the color red taste like?
Did Adam and Eve have navels? Which I totally stole from here: