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  1. Standard memberKJCavalier
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    Did you ever stop and wonder...

    Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

    Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?

    Why toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp which no decent human being would eat?

    Why there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

    Why you don't ever see the headline: "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

    Why "abbreviated" is such a long word?

    Why Doctors call what they do "practice"?

    Why you have to click on "Start" to stop 'Windows'?

    Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?

    Why there isn't mouse flavoured cat food?

    Who tastes dog food when it has a "new & improved" flavor?

    Why people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their bum when they ask where the bathroom is?

    Why your Obstetrician or Gynaecologist leaves the room when you get undressed - if they are going to look up there anyway?

    Why Goofy stands erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

    Why Noah didn't swat those two mosquitoes?

    Why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

    Why sheep don't shrink when it rains?

    Why they are called apartments when they are all stuck together?

    If con is the opposite of pro, is congress the opposite of progress?

    Why they call the airport "a terminal" if flying is supposedly so safe?

    Who the first first person was to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"

    Who the first person was that said, "See that chicken there, I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta it's bum?"

    Why the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of coconut, but can't he fix a hole in a boat?

    If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

    What do you call male ballerinas?

    If blind people can see their dreams? Do they dream??

    That if Wile E. Coyote from the Road Runner had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

    If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

    If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

    If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

    Why the "Alphabet Song" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" have the same tune?

    Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

    Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's on the outside of your ass?

    Why it is when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

    How come we put a man on the moon before realising it would be a good idea to put wheels on suitcases?

    Why brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells are forever?

    How important someone has to be before they can be 'assassinated' rather than just plain 'murdered'?

    How come "phonetically" is spelt with a "ph"?

    Why a round pizza gets delivered in a square box?

    Why people pay to go up in tall buildings, and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

    When you get to heaven / paradise / nirvana, are you stuck wearing whatever you were buried or cremated in forever?

    Why people say they "slept like a baby", when babies normally wake up every two hours?

    Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?

    How do blind people know when they are done wiping?

    What would the speed of lightning be if it didn't zigzag?

    Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but has to check when you say the paint is wet?

    Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?

    Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

    Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

    Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

    Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

    Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

    How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?

    Whose idea was it to put an "s" in the word "lisp"?

    Are there specially reserved parking spaces for "normal" people at the Special Olympics?

    If you send someone 'Styrofoam', how do you pack it?

    Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?

    What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?

    Why don't women put pictures of missing husbands on beer cans?

    Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?

    If someone with a split personality threatens to commit suicide, is it a hostage situation?

    If a man says something in the woods and there are no women there, is he still wrong?

    How do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow road signs?

    Why did you give me your e-mail address in the first place?
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  2. SubscriberKewpieonline
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    31 Mar '13 22:28
    Was it a search on their shop name which took you to their website?
  3. Standard memberKJCavalier
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    01 Apr '13 19:56
    I just liked all the pondering points
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    02 Apr '13 05:49
    Originally posted by KJCavalier
    I just liked all the pondering points
    So I am tempted to reply to some of those:

    e.g.

    * Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

    It does. (That's the short answer)
    Due to the conditions under which glue solidifies it can be kept not to glue until needed. Most household glue solidifies by evaporating the agent in which the polymer (glue) is dissolved.So until the evaporation can take place there is no gluing. The application runs so that you apply the glue and press the two surfaces to be glued together. The solvent is being sucked into the surfaces and the polymer is precipiated (hardens). The solid polymer is then holding together the surfaces by physical force.
    You can also put a drop of glue on a surface and wait. It will solidify. You can unsrew a glue bottle and wait, the surface will become solid.

    Then you have glues which actually begin to disolve chemically the surfaces to be glued. In that case it won't attack other surfaces. MAke a botle from one of those. The glue won't do anything.

    Then we do have socalled 2-Komüonent glues. Those solidify by a chemical reaction. Mix them in a bottle, they will solidify. Keep them apart: no reaction.

    So we tries to clear up one point....maybe I will try to clear some of the others over time. This will cause this thread to be resurrected a few times.
  5. SubscriberKewpieonline
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    02 Apr '13 06:12
    He should have called it the Ponderable thread.
  6. SubscriberFMF
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    02 Apr '13 07:10
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    He should have called it the Ponderable thread.
    He should have made each Ponder Point a separate thread, all on the same day, and then tried to micro-manage everybody's responses to all of them. We could have seen whether Grampy Bobby ignored it or looked upon it as someone lampooning him.
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    Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
    UV light destroys pigments but causes our skin to produce them

    Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?
    Because even when they're not talking their mouths still keep trying.

    Why toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp which no decent human being would eat?
    For impatient people who don't want to wait for the toast to pop out on its own

    Why there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
    Because people usually don't take midnight snacks from the freezer.

    Why you don't ever see the headline: "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
    Because it wouldn't be news/because psychics are all scammers

    Why "abbreviated" is such a long word?
    So it can be abbreviated.

    Why Doctors call what they do "practice"?
    Because english never made sense.

    Why you have to click on "Start" to stop 'Windows'?
    Because you start the stopping process by pressing start.

    Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?
    Because you don't have to taste the diswashing liquid.

    Why there isn't mouse flavoured cat food?
    Salmon tastes better, even to cats.

    Who tastes dog food when it has a "new & improved" flavor?
    Professional tasters.

    Why people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their bum when they ask where the bathroom is?
    Because pointing at your bum is an insulting gesture

    Why your Obstetrician or Gynaecologist leaves the room when you get undressed - if they are going to look up there anyway?
    Stripping is a sexy activity. Standing there nude and playing doctor isn't. That's why adults don't play doctor.

    Why Goofy stands erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!
    Goofy gets paid more, he can even afford clothes.

    Why Noah didn't swat those two mosquitoes?
    Because the story isn't meant to be taken literally.

    Why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
    Because they might actually stab themselves.

    Why sheep don't shrink when it rains?
    They do, just not very much because they're only covered in wool, not made of wool.

    Why they are called apartments when they are all stuck together?
    Because their walls set you apart. Also, english still doesn't make sense.

    If con is the opposite of pro, is congress the opposite of progress?
    I'm inclined to think so.

    Why they call the airport "a terminal" if flying is supposedly so safe?
    Because the flights terminate there.

    Who the first first person was to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these pink dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"
    The first person who notices that they're actually tits.

    Who the first person was that said, "See that chicken there, I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta it's bum?"
    Someone who realized that a lot of animals seem to eat eggs.

    Why the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of coconut, but can't he fix a hole in a boat?
    Trollphysics.

    If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
    Different populations evolve in different ways. The same reason wolves and dogs look completely different even though both evolved from wolves.

    What do you call male ballerinas?
    Faggots.

    If blind people can see their dreams? Do they dream??
    Yes to both.

    That if Wile E. Coyote from the Road Runner had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?
    He did. Hunting roadrunners is just a hobby.

    If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
    Testy, testing, testable, take your pick.

    If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
    Soylent green.

    If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
    No. That'd be moronicity.

    Why the "Alphabet Song" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" have the same tune?
    Because the people who made up the words weren't composers.

    Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
    No

    Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's on the outside of your ass?
    Rhoid is not roid is not droid.

    Why it is when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?
    Because you blow at blowing.

    How come we put a man on the moon before realising it would be a good idea to put wheels on suitcases?
    Because suitcases are something you're supposed to carry. You're looking at another word for things you're supposed to drag.

    Why brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells are forever?
    Because you're not supposed to ever get enough food to get fat, but if you do, staying fat is a survival trait in nature.

    How important someone has to be before they can be 'assassinated' rather than just plain 'murdered'?
    Important enough for someone to pay for them to be dead.

    How come "phonetically" is spelt with a "ph"?
    English. Still. Doesn't. Make. Sense.

    Why a round pizza gets delivered in a square box?
    Square boxes are easier to make and make the pizza appear bigger when it's delivered.

    Why people pay to go up in tall buildings, and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
    Perspective.

    When you get to heaven / paradise / nirvana, are you stuck wearing whatever you were buried or cremated in forever?
    I'll tell you when I get there.

    Why people say they "slept like a baby", when babies normally wake up every two hours?
    Because babies are overactive all the time.

    Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?
    Pressing harder makes a better connection, increasing the cross area and requiring less voltage.

    How do blind people know when they are done wiping?
    Better sense of touch.

    What would the speed of lightning be if it didn't zigzag?
    Slightly faster.

    Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but has to check when you say the paint is wet?
    Because people don't really comprehend large numbers. It's easy to believe something when someone you trust says something you don't really understand.

    Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?
    Because adults who grew up with religion continue to need religion. Children never do.

    Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?
    Because glue is mixed with other stuff in the bottle.

    Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
    You already asked that.

    Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
    Because he's too english to even need to shave.

    Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
    It's a reflex.

    Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
    To stop them from dying too soon.

    How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
    Because US election system practically requires two-party system.

    Whose idea was it to put an "s" in the word "lisp"?
    Because they didn't want people like you to give them any lip.

    Are there specially reserved parking spaces for "normal" people at the Special Olympics?
    No.

    If you send someone 'Styrofoam', how do you pack it?
    In boxes.

    Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?
    Both.

    What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?
    -

    Why don't women put pictures of missing husbands on beer cans?
    Beer companies don't approve.

    Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?
    Yes.

    If someone with a split personality threatens to commit suicide, is it a hostage situation?
    No.

    If a man says something in the woods and there are no women there, is he still wrong?
    The women still think so.

    How do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow road signs?
    Fences.

    Why did you give me your e-mail address in the first place?
    I didn't.
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    02 Apr '13 11:59
    Originally posted by Vartiovuori
    ...cut...
    You outdid me.

    Congratulations on that.
  9. Standard memberKJCavalier
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    Originally posted by Vartiovuori
    Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
    UV light destroys pigments but causes our skin to produce them

    Why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?
    Because even when they're not talking their mouths still keep trying.

    Why toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp which no decent h ...[text shortened]... n't.
    Now why would anyone go through such great lengths to answer all of the pondering questions, and who said your answers are the only answers to ponder?
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Apr '13 23:40
    Originally posted by FMF
    He should have made each Ponder Point a separate thread, all on the same day, and then tried to micro-manage everybody's responses to all of them. We could have seen whether Grampy Bobby ignored it or looked upon it as someone lampooning him.
    What,
  11. Standard memberSoothfast
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    06 Apr '13 05:39
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    What,
    Dude, don't take this lying down. He snapped your suspenders, so you gotta knock his top hat off. It's time for a Grampy vs. FMF smack-down!
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