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ISSUE #325 - 25-Nov-2019

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

Why donít toothpaste companies make a drowsy toothpaste so when you brush before bed it helps you sleep?

Do crabs think fish are flying?

How come 100 years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars, but today, everyone has cars and only the rich own horses?

How many chickens would it take to kill an elephant?

Has a giraffe ever smelled its own fart?

Can animals have morals?

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?

Do deaf people understand why farts are so funny?

When bald people wash their face, how far up do they go?

For special occasions, why do girls with curly hair straighten it and girls with straight hair curl it?

How come your voice in your head doesn't need to take a breath?

Why do we rarely get muscle aches in our tongue, no matter how much we speak?

If coffee stains your teeth brown, why doesnít milk stain them white?

Is an underrated perk of being an adult the fact that you no longer outgrow your clothes?

If you sweat in a sweater, does that make you the sweater?

Arenít History classes only going to get longer and more difficult as time goes on?

Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?

How can we trust atoms if they make up everything?

Isnít it weird that if you rearrange the work Ďteacherí you get Ďcheaterí?

If two vegans are arguing, is it still considered a beef?

Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions but judge others by their actions?

Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond?

Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?

Would Lightning McQueen get car insurance or life insurance?

If Dora is an explorer, why does she only visit mapped areas?

If a child somehow survived and grew up in the wilderness without any human contact, how 'human' would they be without the influence of society and culture?

If freedom is simply being able to do what you want, are animals freer than humans?

Since we renew every cell in our bodies every seven years, arenít we, at most, only seven years old?

Why is it that two babies born at the same time, but on different sides of the world, have different birthdays?

If the day before Christmas is Christmas Eve, is the day after Christmas called Christmas Adam?

Why do mothers only get a day but sharks get a whole week?

If the transporters in Star Trek existed and you used it, your particles would be disassembled and then reassembled, do you die every single time? Are you ever alive at two places at once? Are you ever completely dead?

Why do they say that outer space is empty? Doesnít it contain everything there is?

If you moonwalk on the moon, are you just walking?

If the universe is finite, what would beyond the edge of the universe be like?

If the multi universe theory is true, is there a universe where it isn't?

Is cereal soup?

Why do we cook bacon and bake cookies?

If only two percent is milk, what is the other 98 percent?

Why is pizza the only food we eat from the inside out?

Isnít Lasagna just a spaghetti flavored cake?

Doesnít an onion force you to cry over itís dead body?

Is a hotdog a sandwich?

If you punch yourself and it hurts, are you strong or weak?

Arenít amputees with prosthetic legs the only people who can use the phrase ĎI stand correctedí literally?

Donít you know you've reached adulthood when your bed is in the middle of the wall instead of in the corner?

When you clean out a vacuum cleaner, donít you become a vacuum cleaner?

Arenít Bean Bags are just boneless sofas?

Knowledge is knowing that you can carry all of the groceries in at once, right? But isnít Wisdom making multiple trips so that by the time you are done, other family members have put away most of the groceries?

Who knew what time it was when the first clock was made?

What does your mirror look like when youíre not looking at it? And how do you know for sure?

How come the only part of your reflection you can lick is your tongue?

Where is the line between art and not art?

If youíre on an American airline and you land in Canada but stay on the plane, is the drinking age still 21 or does it change to 19?

Whatís the difference between justice and revenge?

How come, by law our cars have to be road worthy, but the roads donít have to be car worthy?

Why is the word Ďwrongí spelled wrong in the dictionary?

Is Ďword of mouthí different from say Ďword of armpití?

Why are the E's in pee and bee silent?

Why can you drink a drink but you canít food a food?

How come if you replace the w with a t in what, where, or when, you have the answer to the one word question?

Are Hieroglyphics basically old school emojis?

Is sand called sand because it is between the sea and land?

Why is there a D when itís fridge but not when itís refrigerator?

Why do we dream?

If Pi is never ending, why is there still world hunger?

George Orwell predicted cameras watching us in our homes, right? But he didn't predict that we would buy and install them ourselves, did he?

Shouldnít a photographer who specializes in taking photos of school classes be actually called a school shooter?

If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?

It is common for babies to fall asleep and wake up in different locations all the time, right? But as an adult isnít the idea of that happening terrifying?

How come, as a kid, you are bullied by people who don't like you, and your friends are nice, but when you're older, you're bullied by your friends, and people who don't like you are nice?

Does a personís name influence the person they become?

Is it legal to name your kid ĎAnonymousí?

Would Jesus Christ say Ďoh my Godí or Ďoh my dad?

Wasnít it one of the biggest scams in life when your mom said that she wouldnít get angry if you said the truth?

How come when we're young, we sneak out of our house to go to parties, but when we're old, we sneak out of parties to go home?

Do twins ever realize that one of them was unplanned?

Interesting, isnít it, that Ďtake outí refers to food, romantic dating, and assassination?

How will humans as a species go extinct?

Is the meaning of life the same for animals and humans?

What does it mean to live a good life?

Why are humans so confident in beliefs that canít be proven?

Are there limits to human creativity?

If everyone said what they were actually thinking, what would happen to society?

Isnít Social Anxiety basically Conspiracy Theories about yourself?

Does the study of philosophy ever lead to answers or simply more questions?

Did the Swiss feel pretty confident in their chances of victory when they included a corkscrew in their army knives?

If you were wrongfully put into an insane asylum, how would you convince them that youíre actually sane and not just pretending to be sane?

Why did ancient people bury so many buildings?

How come in Japan, radiation makes giant monsters like Godzilla but in America, radiation creates superheros?

Do strippers in the southern hemisphere spin around their poles in the opposite direction as strippers in the northern hemisphere?

How come if you run at 11pm you are a night person, and if you run at 5am you are a morning person, but if you run at 3am you are a suspicious person?

How come the Alt+Tab combination switches windows and not tabs?

What will finally break the internet?

Isnít accidentally liking someone's post while snooping through their profile the digital equivalent of stepping on a twig while sneaking through the forest?

At what point is a technologically enhanced human not a human anymore?

Would you be able to tell if time had been altered in some way?

If you were transported 400 years into the past with no clothes or anything else, how would you prove that you were from the future?

Isnít it weird to think that nighttime is the natural state of the universe and daytime is only caused by a nearby, radiating ball of flame?

Even though most cars have electric windows these days, why does the phrase Ďroll your window up/down seem to stay?

If over time you replace parts on a car, at what point does it stop being the same car you bought? How many parts do you need to replace to make it a new car?

Isnít there only one sunset? Itís just been going around the Earth for billions of years, right?

What shape is the sky?


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