So I’m a bit late answering these as it is no longer April Fool’s day (April 1 for those outside the US and other countries that celebrate), but since I was dead tired and otherwise occupied on April 1, I put it off until now. Ah well. The questions haven’t changed, such is the nature of questions. So without further ado, here are this week’s Share Your World questions:
Today is April Fool’s Day. So ‘Share Your World” is playing the fool and asking a lot more questions than usual. Also these questions are silly and irrelevant, and you can totally lie if you want to. For the more serious folk in the crowd, the regular Share Your World will return next week!
Rhetorical Questions, but feel free to answer if you’d like:
Why is it called “beauty sleep” when one wakes up looking like a troll? I’m honestly too tired to come up with clever answers… Beauty sleep actually refers to a specific kind of sleep — in this case to sleep before midnight (midnight has always had deep, spiritual meaning in the Western world) in the thought that the more sleep one got, the better rested they would be and therefore the more beautiful. So, one could beg off of getting out of social engagements to get their “beauty sleep”. It can also refer to any quick (less than thirty minute) nap during the day, but that’s less common. And I, for one, do not wake up looking like a troll, thank you very much. 😛 Even though I do often go to bed well past midnight most night. Ha!
Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections? So, if I’m remembering right from something I read or watched some time in the past… they don’t really. Needles are sterilized in the factory and shipped out that way and (as far as I know and/or remember) there aren’t specific needles made for lethal injections. They just grab any ol’ needle like they do for any ol’ injection. Plus, consider all of the people who have to handle that needle before, during, and after that injection. It’s not just the prisoner who’s in that room. They do, however sterilize the site of the injection with alcohol — to prevent infection — that would be the better question.
Why do most cars have speedometers that go up to at least 130 when you legally can’t go that fast on any road? I don’t know. I think it’s based on the fact that the prototype engine for every car is originally build for racing, and it’s just easier to build one engine (to race) and keep building the same one for every car. I could totally be wrong about that though. And the speedometer has to match the speed of the car. I mean, that’s just common sense. If the car can do 130 mph, the driver has to know they’re going 130 mph. You know?
Did they purposely make dyslexia hard to spell? They did, because it’s not people with dyslexia who need to know it and understand it, but the people who study the disorder. Meaning, the doctors who discovered and named it. It basically means “bad words” I know this because I have its sibling dyscalculia which means roughly “counting badly”. So yeah, they didn’t really purposely make it hard to spell for people with dyslexia just to fuck with those people. Scientists just love their Greek and Latin.
(Rather naughty): If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? Damned hard.
Odd but a bit philosophical or personal:
What are some things that are okay to do occasionally but definitely not okay to do every day? No comment.
What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn? My wedding dress. It was pretty awful. I spent a year getting my wedding into shape, and the place looked great, but I put off making my dress until the last minute and it was a disaster. I looked stupid. I smiled though because what else could I do? Honestly, if I could go back and change one thing, it would be to just wear a skirt and blouse and be done with it, but I was determined to make that dress work, and it totally didn’t. And no, I’m not gonna post a picture of it. It was really that awful.
In your opinion, what’s the best type of cheese? Sharp Cheddar. I know, I know, how very basic. But sometimes, basic is the best. I like sharp cheddar cheese better than most other kinds of cheese. I do mix my cheeses up most of the time — I like some good ol’ American cheese, and I can go for some Swiss Cheese, and I love me some goat cheese, but if push comes to shove, I’ll reach for the Sharp Cheddar most of the time. Who knew? I have a favorite cheese. Will wonders never cease? I guess I’m wrong about never having a favorite of anything. Though I suppose if you’d asked me the same question a year or so ago, I might have said American cheese or something like that, so my tastes do change, and quite often. Which is why I usually claim to not have a favorite, especially with ephemeral things like movies and books. I suppose cheese is a staple so I can have a favorite. Then again, looking at the question… cheddar isn’t really a type of cheese, it’s a flavor of cheese… there are three types of cheese — if I remember correctly, hard cheese (like Cheddar and Swiss), soft cheese (like goat cheese and Brie) and blue cheese (like Roquefort). I don’t really know where cottage cheese (which I also like) falls in to those categories, if at all. As for types of cheese — I like hard cheese. I can dig some blue cheese, don’t get me wrong, but I’ll nom on some hard cheese all day. Not a fan of soft cheese, gotta tell ya.
What are some fun ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”? Hmmm. For “How’s it going?” I generally like to say, “It goes…” and trail off. If someone asks me “What’s up?” I’ll say, “A whole lot of nuthin’ and too much of everything else.” if someone asks me “What do you do?” I will tend to tell them, “I don’t do much of anything. What do you do?” I guess they’re not fun per se, but whatever. 🙂 Edited to add… I forgot one. I also say, “Been better, been worse.” When someone asks me “How’s it going?” And it’s like people don’t understand what that means. I suppose I could unshorten it to “I‘ve been better, and I’ve been worse so I guess I’m doing okay.” but I like “Been better, been worse.” It’s more succinct.
Have you ever sent a text message to the wrong person? Details please. I probably have, but I don’t remember the details.
If you could make a rule for a day, and everyone had to follow it, what would it be? Be kind, and not “cruel to be kind…” but “do unto others” kind.
You are about to get in a fight, what song comes on your mind soundtrack? I don’t really fight… but I suppose the battle music from Skyrim might come to mind since I’ve played it so much these last few years.
Share a joke, if you know a good one! This guy made a funny on his YouTube channel on April 1. It was cute and not very long. Y’all should watch it.
Well, I thought it was funny. 😛