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    1. Why is it that the things most people like best are either unethical, illegal or fattening? (Contributed by Theodor Nickel)
    2. Why does everything become a "something" or a "whatever"? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Is it possible to have deja vu and amnesia at the same time? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. What's the sound a name makes when it's dropped? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Have you noticed that nostalgia isn't what it used to be? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Is it possible to proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. Why is it that the things that should be obvious aren't obvious at all? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. If nothing is the opposite of everything just what is it? (Contributed by Don F.)
    9. Why do we sometimes say that someone is Dumber than a Sack of Hammers? Is a sack full of hammers dumber than just one hammer? If so then this implies that a hammer has intelligence doesn't it? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    10. Is it not better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    11. Does a Bridge go Over Water or does Water go Under a Bridge? (Contributed by Lance)
    12. Which is worse ignorance or apathy? (Contributed by Alistair and Gordon Smith)
    13. How come having a sense of humour is not considered one of the key senses? (Contributed by Don F.)
    14. Is it true that nothing is so perfect that someone somewhere will hate it? (Contributed by C.O.)
    15. Is there a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker? (Contributed by Charles Schultz)
    16. Why would you want to take the high road or the low road when there's so many nice level roads to take? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    17. Why is change inevitable in everything except a vending machine? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    18. Does an existentialist map have 'You are here' written all over it? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    19. Is the difference between theory and practice in practice greater than the difference between theory and practice in theory? (Contributed by Chet Meek)
    20. If we live in a man-made world why can't we remake it? (Contributed by Dean M.)
    21. Can you confuse an open mind with one that is just vacant? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    22. Was philosophy invented just to explain obscure art? (Contributed by Jason Q)
    23. If you didn't have problems would you need people around to help solve them? Conversely if you didn't have people around would you have any problems? (Contributed by Jason Q)
    24. Isn't the real reason Man is the highest form of animal because he also does the classifying? (Contributed by Fulminat)
    25. Isn't paradise exactly where you are right now only much much better? (Contributed by Laurie Anderson)
    26. If we still can't find out how long a piece of string is how are we going to find out how long a rope is? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    27. So just what ARE time flies? And why do they fly like an ARROW? (Contributed by M. Waters)
    28. Ever notice how hindsight's so much better than foresight? And do you think we'd save time if we walked in hindsight first? (Contributed by Caz)
    29. How many loud speakers does it take to proclaim the dropping of a pin? (Contributed by Shane Thompson)
    30. Isn't philosophy just a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language? (Contributed by Ludwig Witgenstein)
    31. Will there be answers after there are no more questions? (Contributed by RWP)
    32. Is there such a thing as a rhetorical answer? (Contributed by Soho7)
    33. Aren't all questions answerable? (Contributed by Don F.)
    34. How come things were so different before everything changed? (Contributed by SOBRnFUN)
    35. How many things are there? And why are there so many, if there are more than one? (Contributed by Rock Warden)
    36. How come we never run out of things that can go wrong? (Contributed by Jack)
    37. Do you ever wonder that the things that come to those that wait may be the things left behind by those who got there first? (Contributed by A. Lieberman)
    38. How come everyone talks about apathy, but no one does anything about it? (Contributed by A.D.)
    39. Isn't nostalgia like a grammar lesson? You know, with the present tense and the past perfect? (Contributed by Paul Benoit)
    40. Isn't it true that no one has ever seen the exact same thing? Doesn't everyone have different beliefs and views causing them to see things at different angles? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    41. Nothing is impossible, as long as you don't have to do it yourself, right? (Contributed by HaLife.com)
    42. Just because nobody complains doesn't mean that all parachutes are perfect, does it? (Contributed by Benny H.)
    43. Isn't monotony the same thing the same thing the same thing the same thing? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    44. If Deja Vu is imagining you've done something before, is Vuja De imagining you're doing something for the first time? (Contributed by Glenn Elliott)
    45. If hindsight is 20/20, does that make Heinz-sight 57/57? (Contributed by Rebecca Martz)
    46. If everything is something, then what on Earth is nothing? (Contributed by Lee and Paul)
    47. Why is it that things you can't understand are always intuitively obvious? (Contributed by Murph)
    48. Does everything include nothing? (Contributed by Merv)
    49. Who cares about apathy? (Contributed by Bill Johnston)
    50. How come the more things change, the more they remain the same? (Contributed by Alphonse)
    51. If someone asks you what the meaning of Knowledge and Apathy were, would you reply, ĎI donít know and I donít careí? (Contributed by Bill & Mitzi)
    52. How come the only thing that never changes is the spelling? (Contributed by Bill & Mitzi)
    53. Has anyone considered that when you turn up the stereo, perhaps it doesn't really turn up the stereo, but rather, turns down all the other sounds around you? (Contributed by AEBF)
    54. Who needs rhetorical questions? (Contributed by Steve)
    55. If some things change and yet some things NEVER change, whatís the point of change? (Contributed by Micheal Rashna)
    56. Is it better to know some of the questions then all of the answers? (Contributed by James Thurber)
    57. Since there is 'true and false' as well as 'right and wrong', does that mean there are rhetorical answers to these rhetorical questions? (Contributed by B)
    58. Are there things that donít exist? (Contributed by Janet Z.)
    59. Are things beautiful because we like them, or do we like things because theyíre beautiful? (Contributed by Janet Z.)
    60. Can you split the smallest possible thing in half? (Contributed by Janet Z.)
    61. Could it be that there are no answers, only cross-references? (Contributed by Don F.)
    62. How come things go wrong all at once but things go right only gradually? (Contributed by Don F.)
    63. If you donít like change, wonít you like irrelevance even less? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    64. Can you really go down an incline? (Contributed by M.M.)
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