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    1. Why do we sometimes say that we are in a pickle or jam when we are in a sticky situation? Wouldn't being in peanut butter be a better comparison? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why do people look up when they think? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why do we call some people we don't know 'perfect' strangers? Doesn't everybody have their faults? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why do we say something's out of order when its broken but we never say in of order when it works? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Have you noticed that we talk about certain things only when they are absent? For instance have you ever seen a horseful carriage or a strapful gown? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Why do you always trip and fall only when the (wo)man of your dreams can see you? (Contributed by Scott Adams)
    7. When someone asks us to hold something for them such as a bottle of soda why do we subconciously try to distance ourselves from it by holding it away from ourselves? (Contributed by ROTM)
    8. When you ask a person in a strange town for directions why do they say 'I haven't got a clue'? Don't they understand that you want directions instead of clues? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    9. If we hear a burglar stumbling around our house in the dark why do we yell out 'Who's There'? Do we really expect them to yell back their name? (Contributed by Don F.)
    10. When people turn on a light bulb and it burns out why do they turn it on and off again? (Contributed by Tooner)
    11. When people spill anything on themselves why do they always treat it like acid? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    12. Why do some people carry their own phone numbers? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    13. Why do people ask us if we are awake? Isn't 'yes' the only answer possible? (Contributed by rhanger)
    14. For what reason do people open a mailbox twice to see if their mail went down? (Contributed by Gregory Lam)
    15. If we hesitate can we say we are meditating horizontally? (Contributed by Ed Parker)
    16. Why do we say 'Oh I knew that' when someone informs us of something we didn't know before? (Contributed by ShadowStalker)
    17. Why do people taste virtually everything at a party? (Contributed by Julie)
    18. Why do some people have to 'shudder' to think? Does thinking make you cold? (Contributed by W. Ker)
    19. When people file into a theatre why do the first ones in always sit in the aisle seats and thus forcing everyone else to step over them to get to their seats? And why do those people sit next to the first people causing the same situation for others? (Contributed by Don F.)
    20. Why does the person who comes late to the movie always sit right in front of where you're sitting? (Contributed by Smithnetny.com)
    21. When comparing things, why do people sometimes say that the difference is the same? How can this be? (Contributed by Martin Kinyua)
    22. Why as humans, when we see a flock of birds go over head, do we look up at them with an open mouth? (Contributed by Jeff Culbert)
    23. Why do people point at their wrist while asking for the time? I know where MY watch is where's yours? Do I point at my eyes when I ask you to look at something? (Contributed by Nate)
    24. Why is the runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant always so excited to miss out on $250,000 in cash awards and prizes? (Contributed by Rod Aldous)
    25. Why do people always say 'drive carefully'? How are you supposed to drive? Recklessly? (Contributed by Yellowfeather)
    26. Why do we ask to 'borrow' a kleenex? Has anyone ever returned a kleenex they borrowed? (Contributed by mmcguckin)
    27. Why is it that when you point out the fact to two people that they resemble each other they both resent it? (Contributed by Jim Moore Jr.)
    28. Why do the longest answers always begin with 'I don't know'? (Contributed by Niki Boyle)
    29. Why is it when you ask someone how they are they will happily answer 'Great couldn't be better'? Why are they so happy? Doesn't this just mean that things can only get worse? If that is the case then why are they so happy? If things are as bad as can be then wouldn't you have something to look forward to? (Contributed by Lee Thayer)
    30. Why is what you don't do always more important than what you do do? (Contributed by Don F.)
    31. If God is everywhere why do people look up when addressing him? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    32. Why do people never keep secrets when you tell them to? Even if it could destroy your life? Could it be your fault for telling the secret in the first place? (Contributed by Brad Holtz)
    33. After using a payphone, why do we always check to see if maybe our guarter was returned? (Contributed by Lisa Hall)
    34. How come when people are free to do what they want, they usually imitate one another? (Contributed by ReliefStreetNews)
    35. Why is it when you tell someone you want a drink, they cap the bottle then give it to you? Why can't they just leave it uncapped? (Contributed by Shea Sana and Ali)
    36. Why do we say that things are always in the last place we looked? Who actually keeps looking for something after they've found it? (Contributed by Armatage)
    37. Why do people clink their glasses in response to a toast? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    38. Why do people always look when you tell them not to? (Contributed by Adam Style)
    39. Why do they say we turn green with envy if no one actually turns green? (Contributed by I'll be a Monkey Zunkle)
    40. Exactly when and why did 'no problem' replace 'you're welcome' as the proper response to 'thank you'? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    41. Why do intolerant people think everyone should tolerate their intolerance? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    42. Do you say "I donít know" when someone asks if you are indecisive? (Contributed by Sierra C.)
    43. Isn't the best thing about not saying anything, the fact that it can't be repeated? (Contributed by Susan)
    44. When people are about to get hit in the head, why do we say 'Heads Up'? Shouldn't we say 'Don't look up'? (Contributed by Joe Schleis)
    45. Shouldn't you always take care of what you say? You don't have to explain what you don't say, do you? (Contributed by Erica)
    46. Why is it that when people are told to not look down, they always look down? And since that applies, shouldn't you tell them to look up so they donít look down? (Contributed by Dewman)
    47. Why do we make up excuses if we are late or forget something? Doesn't the excuse get us into more trouble? (Contributed by Valerie)
    48. How come when we refer to an event that happened the previous evening when we were asleep, we always say it happened in the MIDDLE of the night? (Contributed by Don F.)
    49. If someone is about to kick your butt, they say 'You'll wish you were never born', right? But wouldn't you wish that the guy about to kick your butt was never born instead? (Contributed by Dennis Fanning)
    50. Why do some people have such a hard time admitting they're wrong, even when it's crystal clear? (Contributed by Melania Lavric)
    51. Why, when you spill some salt, do you have to throw some over your shoulder? First of all, all it does is make the floor dirty, right? And secondly, aren't you wasting more salt by throwing some away? (Contributed by Sierra)
    52. Have you ever watched a person talking to themselves, then they spot you watching them, so they pretend they are singing? What's the difference between talking and singing to yourself? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    53. When we don't hear what someone says, why do we say 'Huh?'? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    54. How come, no matter what happens, somebody will always find a way to take it too seriously? (Contributed by Bruce)
    55. Why do people use the phrase 'You Know'? If I know then you don't have to tell me, right? Shouldn't they tell someone that doesn't know? (Contributed by Bill Johnston)
    56. How come sometimes the good you do doesn't do you any good at all? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    57. Why do you think of the perfect comeback 20 minutes after you have left the scene? (Contributed by neha nair)
    58. Would the only way to keep a secret be to forget it? (Contributed by Floyd Maxwell)
    59. Why do they tell you not to panic when you're in an accident? Does anyone stop and decide, hmmm, yes - I think I'll panic? (Contributed by Curt)
    60. When you're sad, why do people say 'Don't cry'? It's not something you can just switch off, is it? (Contributed by Curt)
    61. If people ask why, do they know if your answer is true? Or do they just believe what you tell them? (Contributed by bboy)
    62. When someone asks for your help to find something, why do they keep asking you if youíve "found it yet" when they know you haven't? If you had found it, wouldn't you have given it to them so they would stop harassing you? (Contributed by cdb)
    63. Does anyone remember the time that people got to know you before they judged you? (Contributed by Kiana E.)
    64. Why do we choose to ignore the obvious but accept the ridiculous? (Contributed by Lamarus D.)
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