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ISSUE #302 - 24-Jul-2010


Here are the new Things To Think About that have been contributed since the last update:

If you smack a kid in the face with a bottle of Johnson's "No More Tears" shampoo, what would be the repercussions?

Why do "Spitz" sunflower seeds come with a sticker that says "Now without cholesterol!"? Nuts don't contain cholesterol, do they?

When two snails get into a fight, do they slug it out?

Is horse sense the thing that a horse has that keeps it from betting on people?

How come the severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach?

Doesn't doubt grow with knowledge?

They say that a little learning is a dangerous thing, right? But isn't a lot of ignorance just as bad?

When there are two conflicting versions of the same story, wouldn't the wisest course be to believe the one in which people appear at their worst?

Can't anyone do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work that they're supposed to be doing at that moment?

How come what we anticipate seldom occurs and what we least expect generally happens?

If it's okay to get married by a judge, why isn't it okay to get married by a jury?

Doesn't your true value depend entirely on what you are compared with?

In a bureaucratic system, doesn't useless work drive out useful work?

Don't people usually get what's coming to them? Unless it's been mailed?

How come we rarely repent of having eaten too little?

Isn't a criminal just someone with predatory instincts who does not have sufficient capital to form a corporation?

Why do dictionaries show the same definition for both iterate and reiterate? Doesn't the "re" at the beginning of a word mean again? If we have two agains shouldn't that mean reiterate does not mean to repeat?

Is it true that a poem is never finished, only abandoned?

When God created man, did he overestimate his ability?

Isn't gossip the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves nothing unsaid?

Why is there no greater lie than a truth misunderstood?

How come the only prime numbers that end in 2 or 5 are 2 or 5?

Is it a sign that you're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster?

Isn't your worst humiliation only someone else's momentary entertainment?

Isn't logic just a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence?

Why do they say that life is one darn thing after another? Isn't it really just one darn thing over and over?

Can we be assured immortality by making a spectacular error?

Wouldn't reality be whatever you can get away with?

How come it's easier to see the bright side of OTHER people's problems then you own?

Should we mind going nowhere if it's an interesting path?

When you are in trouble, aren't the people who call to sympathize really looking for the particulars?

In baseball, why do they call it a "Foul Pole" when if the ball hits the pole it's a fair ball? Shouldn't it be called a "Fair Pole"?

Why is it that no matter how early you arrive, someone else is in line first?

Would plans by the Catholic church to bring its parishioners to services by bus be referred to as mass transit?

Do clouds wear thunderware under their clothes?

Take Care and Keep Thinking,
Don Fowler, A Gadzillion Things To Think About
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