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    1. How do you write zero in Roman numerals? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Exactly how much is a Gadzillion? (Contributed by Ryoga)
    3. Don't you find numbers that aren't divisible by two really odd? (Contributed by Michael Wolf)
    4. The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, and there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence. So How come government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words? (Contributed by Neil & Kate)
    5. Why is it that people naturally knock an odd number of times on a door? Why does knocking an even number seem so unnatural? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. If an infinite number of rednecks riding in an infinite number of pickup trucks fire an infinite number of shotgun rounds at an infinite number of highway signs would they eventually produce all the world's great literary works in Braille? (Contributed by ronB)
    7. Why isn't '11' pronounced onety one? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. If the genie from the lamp gave you three wishes wouldn't your first wish be for an unlimited number of wishes? (Contributed by Joes Friend)
    9. Why is the number 13 considered unlucky? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    10. Why are builders afraid to have a 13th floor but book publishers aren't afraid to have a Chapter 11? (Contributed by Don F.)
    11. If hind-sight is 20/20 does that make Heinz-sight 57/57? (Contributed by Rebecca Martz)
    12. Just who decided that 13 was an unlucky number? (Contributed by starlight)
    13. If the number 7 is a lucky number and 13 is an unlucky one then would -7 be an unlucky number and -13 be a lucky number? They are their opposities, aren't they? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    14. How come, in Italy, the number 13 brings you good luck but the number 17 brings you bad luck? Shouldn't it be universal? (Contributed by Pat Walter)
    15. How can we know exactly when then 6,000,000,000th baby is born? (Contributed by Sarah D.)
    16. Did 7 really eat 9? And if so, what number is 7 now? (Contributed by Mossa)
    17. Why is this site named after a number that doesn't exist? (Contributed by Bryan Connolly)
    18. Why isn't '2000' pronounced 'TOOO'? (Contributed by John Foster)
    19. Why do we need to go to a THIRD-party doctor to get a SECOND opinion? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    20. Have you ever asked an accountant or economist what their favourite number is? (Contributed by Nakor's Blue Rider)
    21. Which came first, baby number 6,000,000,000 or Big Mac number 6,000,000,000? And why doesn't the Census Bureau just change it's sign to 'Billions and Billions Counted'? (Contributed by John Foster)
    22. What's it like in sixth heaven? (Contributed by David Peterson)
    23. What's it like on cloud eight? (Contributed by David Paterson)
    24. How come a Secondary Review is always done by a Third Party? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    25. Does Gadzillion come before or after Bijillion? (Contributed by I'll be a Monkey Zunkle)
    26. Just what is the numerical quantity that is required to justify a boat load? (Contributed by Randy Miller)
    27. Why is it that the number pad on the telephone starts with the low numbers at the top, but on a calculator or a computer number pad, the low numbers start at the bottom? (Contributed by Mary)
    28. Is one really the loneliest number? (Contributed by Natalie)
    29. Why are the only lucky numbers ones that are just single or double digits? (Contributed by Sierra C.)
    30. How come some registration NUMBERS have letters in them? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    31. Why do countdowns in movies last 6 times as long as they should? (Contributed by PK)
    32. Why is zero a bigger word than one? (Contributed by Merv)
    33. If 'A Gadzillion Things To Think About' has 'Over 9,810 questions', why can't you just say that you have '9,811 questions'? (Contributed by John Foster)
    34. If ABC is really as easy as 123 then why are there so many dyslexics and illiterate people? (Contributed by Valerie)
    35. If you are one in a million, does that mean that there are 6,337 of you? (Contributed by William Watson)
    36. Why are the copyright dates on movies and television shows written in Roman numbers? (Contributed by Dennis)
    37. Why do countdowns always start from 10? (Contributed by Sarah)
    38. Letters are in the alphabet, right? But what are numbers in? (Contributed by Captain O.)
    39. Arenít weather forecasts just horoscopes with numbers? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    40. If infinity is so big, why is itís symbol so small? (Contributed by Ahmad)
    41. How come binges of any kind always seem to last three days? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    42. If a number is a "whopping" big number, at what point does it begin to "whop"? And what does that look like? (Contributed by King David)
    43. What's the smallest number that's too large to name? (Contributed by Janet Z.)
    44. How come the only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5 are 2 or 5? (Contributed by Don F.)
    45. Is a Gadzillion a real number? (Contributed by Dawn Fouler)
    46. Why is there no "w" in "one", but there is a "w" in "two" and we don't use it? (Contributed by SQ)
    47. What happens when you multiply an infinite with another infinite? (Contributed by Thinkies)
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