A lot of questions have flooded my email lately, and they have me wondering.
If an orange is called an orange, why isn't a lemon called a yellow?
Why does lemon juice contain artificial flavoring but dish soap is made with real lemons?
Why is it impossible to lick one's elbow? Why did you just try after reading that?
Just wondering, if a cow laughs, does she snort milk from her nose?
Did anyone ever make a purse, silk or otherwise, out of a sow's ear?
If sheep wear 100 percent wool, why don't they shrink in the rain?
Is ''e-i-e-i-o'' the original spelling of the word "farm"?
Just wondering, is it OK for a vegetarian to eat animal crackers?
I know it's ''i before e except after c,'' but why? Were ''c'' and ''e'' like those kids in grade school who talked so much that the teacher changed the alphabetical order seating chart to sit ''i'' between them?
How do you know when you're out of invisible ink?
Before pocket-sized cellphones, how much strength did it take to play solitaire? It must have built muscles lugging those clunky, desk-sized computers around.
Just wondering, is there any better method of getting someone to touch a thing than hanging a sign that reads, "Wet Paint"?
Why do I park my car, which cost thousands of dollars, outside in the elements while I pack my garage full of old junk I mean to sort out and throw away?
Why did we refuse to nap when we were younger and could and yearn to do so now when we can't?
Why did we learn cursive in school? Do they still teach it or has it been relegated to the back of the museum with the weaving loom?
Just wondering, why does sunlight lighten bronze hair to almost white but darken almost white skin to bronze?
If the bulb flashes on at the speed of light when you open the refrigerator door, what is the speed of dark when you close it?
Why is it that it's feet that smell while the nose runs?
Just wondering, if a singer sings and a pointer points, why doesn't a hammer ham and finger fing? Does it make you wonder why the guy who invests your money is called a broker?
When you get rid of all your odds and ends except one, what do you call it?
If we only use bath towels after we're clean, why do we wash them?
What do you call a Milk Dud that's gone bad?
Just wondering, why doesn't glue stick to the bottle? Why doesn't the non-stick coating slide out of the frying pan? Were the glue and non-stick stuff switched?
What do sign makers carry when they go on strike?
What's another word for thesaurus?
What happens when you get scared half to death the second time?
Why is it called a building instead of a built?
Just wondering, what exactly were the king's horses supposed to do about putting Humpty Dumpty together again?
When the remote control battery dies, why do we push harder on the buttons? Is there such as thing as remote control CPR?
Is it because the light travels faster than sound that some people look to be bright until they speak?
When you ship bubble wrap, what do you wrap it in? Why is it called shipping if it goes by car and cargo if it goes by ship? If you send it by rail, is it called training?
Just wondering, why am I getting a headache?
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