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avatar Barad3eey
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Here i got a bunch of silly questions..
Please diamond me if you at lest smiled it helps me a lot :)
Thanks

1. why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
2. why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?
3. why you don't ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
4. why "abbreviated" is such a long word?
5. why doctors call what they do "practice"?
6. why you have to click on "Start" to stop Windows?
7. why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?
8. why the man who invests all your money is called a broker?
9. why there isn't mouse-flavored cat food?
10. who tastes dog food when it has a "new & improved" flavor?
11. why Noah didn't swat those two mosquitoes?
12. why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
13. why they don't make the whole plane out of the material used for the indestructible black box?
14. why sheep don't shrink when it rains?
15. why they are called apartments when they are all stuck together?
16. if con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
17. why they call the airport "the terminal" if flying is so safe?
18. Why Doesn't McDonaldn's sell Sausage ?!

Answers By JaneIac :)

1. why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Sun darkens skin because it triggers the production of melanin, a brownish-black pigment that helps filter out harmful ultraviolet rays. It lightens hair because the UV light triggers the breakdown of these selfsame melanin molecules into simpler and evidently less colorful compounds

2. why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?
I can.

3. why you don't ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
There's no such thing as a Psychic. There are some people who are good at cold reading and therefore appear to be psychic to the easily confused.

4. why "abbreviated" is such a long word?
It's from the latin word brevis meaning short.
Better question: Why is the word big so small and the word infinitesimal so long.

5. why doctors call what they do "practice"?
Because it's not an exact science and because medicin is always changing, therefore they are always improving (hopefully) and refining their healing craft.

6. why you have to click on "Start" to stop Windows?
You don't have to click start, you could shut down from the task manager or hit Alt+F4 from the desktop.

7. why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?
Sometimes it's cheaper for manufacturers to use artificial lemon flavor rather than pay lemon farmers a decent amount for the real thing when they can charge the consumer just as much for an inferior product.
Lemon juice has excellent degreasing properties, many non-chemical households (read hippies) will choose a white vinegar and lemon juice solution for kitchen to replace traditional cleaning solutions.

8. why the man who invests all your money is called a broker?
The word "broker" derives from old french broceur "small trader"

9. why there isn't mouse-flavored cat food?
There is, they're called mice.

10. who tastes dog food when it has a "new & improved" flavor?
Pet food manufacturers have humans that test the quality of their product.

11. why Noah didn't swat those two mosquitoes?
Noah is a work of fiction.

12. why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
Since no one knows if the condemned will be receive a stay at the last minute, standard medical infection rules apply

13. why they don't make the whole plane out of the material used for the indestructible black box?
Titanium is far heavier than Aluminium and as such a normal sized plane made of titanium would never get off the ground.

14. why sheep don't shrink when it rains?
The same reason your head doesn't shrink when you wash your hair =P

15. why they are called apartments when they are all stuck together?
It comes from a word meaning 'to divide'. They are apart, from the greater whole of the building.

16. if con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
In the first sense - con is derived from the latin contra meaning 'against' and pro meaning 'in favor of'.
Congress comes frome the latin congressus meaning both a friendly meeting and a hostile encounter (sounds about right for a political system XD)
Progress also comes from latin progressionem meaning 'a going forward'

17. why they call the airport "the terminal" if flying is so safe?
Terminal (once again) comes from latin (surprise surprise) terminalis meaning 'a boundary or end'

18. Why Doesn't McDonaldn's sell Sausage ?!
They do but they stop serving it a 10:30 (the end of breakfast shift). Except in the case of a well run store where the kitchen will run a "20-20" system - try to phase out breakfast items at 10:20 and finally stop production of all breakfast items at twenty to eleven. (Also some franchise stores will serve sausage & egg mcmuffins all day and night as they know some folks want to have that choice. Although this doen't tend to extend to the other breakfast items such as sausage and pancakes).

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  • PennyLane
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  • Apprentice Network
  • September 24, 2012, 2:40 pm
I love these questions xD
  • Janeiac
  • Level 25
  • Expert Nerd
  • September 7, 2012, 1:42 am
1. why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
Sun darkens skin because it triggers the production of melanin, a brownish-black pigment that helps filter out harmful ultraviolet rays. It lightens hair because the UV light triggers the breakdown of these selfsame melanin molecules into simpler and evidently less colorful compounds

2. why women can't put on mascara with their mouth closed?
I can.

3. why you don't ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
There's no such thing as a Psychic. There are some people who are good at cold reading and therefore appear to be psychic to the easily confused.

4. why "abbreviated" is such a long word?
It's from the latin word brevis meaning short.
Better question: Why is the word big so small and the word infinitesimal so long.

5. why doctors call what they do "practice"?
Because it's not an exact science and because medicin is always changing, therefore they are always improving (hopefully) and refining their healing craft.

6. why you have to click on "Start" to stop Windows?
You don't have to click start, you could shut down from the task manager or hit Alt+F4 from the desktop.

7. why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?
Sometimes it's cheaper for manufacturers to use artificial lemon flavor rather than pay lemon farmers a decent amount for the real thing when they can charge the consumer just as much for an inferior product.
Lemon juice has excellent degreasing properties, many non-chemical households (read hippies) will choose a white vinegar and lemon juice solution for kitchen to replace traditional cleaning solutions.

8. why the man who invests all your money is called a broker?
The word "broker" derives from old french broceur "small trader"

9. why there isn't mouse-flavored cat food?
There is, they're called mice.

10. who tastes dog food when it has a "new & improved" flavor?
Pet food manufacturers have humans that test the quality of their product.

11. why Noah didn't swat those two mosquitoes?
Noah is a work of fiction.

12. why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
Since no one knows if the condemned will be receive a stay at the last minute, standard medical infection rules apply

13. why they don't make the whole plane out of the material used for the indestructible black box?
Titanium is far heavier than Aluminium and as such a normal sized plane made of titanium would never get off the ground.

14. why sheep don't shrink when it rains?
The same reason your head doesn't shrink when you wash your hair =P

15. why they are called apartments when they are all stuck together?
It comes from a word meaning 'to divide'. They are apart, from the greater whole of the building.

16. if con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
In the first sense - con is derived from the latin contra meaning 'against' and pro meaning 'in favor of'.
Congress comes frome the latin congressus meaning both a friendly meeting and a hostile encounter (sounds about right for a political system XD)
Progress also comes from latin progressionem meaning 'a going forward'

17. why they call the airport "the terminal" if flying is so safe?
Terminal (once again) comes from latin (surprise surprise) terminalis meaning 'a boundary or end'

18. Why Doesn't McDonaldn's sell Sausage ?!
They do but they stop serving it a 10:30 (the end of breakfast shift). Except in the case of a well run store where the kitchen will run a "20-20" system - try to phase out breakfast items at 10:20 and finally stop production of all breakfast items at twenty to eleven. (Also some franchise stores will serve sausage & egg mcmuffins all day and night as they know some folks want to have that choice. Although this doen't tend to extend to the other breakfast items such as sausage and pancakes).

Hope that helps =)
  • Barad3eey
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Lava Rider
  • September 7, 2012, 2:38 am
That was really nice XD
ill add them
  • Janeiac
  • Level 25
  • Expert Nerd
  • September 7, 2012, 3:32 am
Np, glad to help =)
  • 12Tanki
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 6, 2012, 3:15 pm
LMAO

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