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ISSUE #328 - 06-Nov-2021


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

Is free will real or just an illusion?

Where is the line between art and not art?

Would things get better or worse if humans focused on what was going well rather than what was going wrong?

Why is it commonly called ‘iced tea’ and ‘cold coffee’? Why can’t it be known the other way round?

If everyone hates meetings, why do we have so many of them?

Why is pig milk the one milk we don’t drink?

Why do we call it tap-water, even though we never tap on it?

On keyboards, why is it called a CapsLock button, though none of the keys gets locked?

What is the difference between a shirt and t-shirts with buttons?

Why is it that our lips don’t touch when we say ‘Touch’ but they do when we say ‘Separate’?

Why does ketchup not taste good on potatoes but it does on French Fries?

Why does it take 1 year to go from 1st January to 31st December but 1 Day to go from 31st December to 1st January?

Why do babies cry on their birth but everybody else just laughs?

On a keyboard, why are the keys not arranged in an A-Z sequence?

If setting off nukes creates "nuclear winters", then why don't we set off a few nukes to offset global warming?

Why does alcohol need proofs? Shouldn't we just take their word for it?

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

On the Internet you can be anything you want, right? So why is it that so many people choose to be stupid?

Why is it that a wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer?

When you go out to a restaurant why does the host ask you if you would like a table? Where else do they expect us to eat?

Why do we say ON Thursday but AT 10 o'clock?

Why do we say AT night but IN the morning?

How come when you have cancer they give you a Chemo Cocktail but they don’t give you any mixed nuts or pretzels?

Sure they always list the bad side effects to medications, but why don’t they also list any good side effects?

If you lose your hair during chemo, doesn’t that mean that you have one less thing to deal with in the morning?

Wouldn’t the easiest way to convert centimeters to meters be to just take out the centi?

How long do you have to live in Germany to become Germinated?

Is the opposite of antibiotic, uncle-biotic?

Could the reason that some contraceptives fail be related to how some people wear their covid-19 masks wrong?

Don’t all employers allow their staff to work from home? Especially on weekends, festivals, and national holidays, right?

Do stores that take your temperature before you enter without a covid-19 mask only have rectal thermometers?

How come the only exercise I’ve done this month is run out of money?

Is a Urologist’s favorite keyboard short cut Ctrl-P?

Isn’t it true that with age comes new skills? Can’t you laugh, cough, sneeze, and pee all at the same time?

If you want to surprise the bacteria, should you take your medicine earlier than as prescribed?

Aren’t politicians like sperm? One in a million turn out to be an actual human being, right?

After the covid-19 pandemic is over will we have to wear the face masks on the backs of our heads so that our ears return to their original shapes?

If B+ is not your blood group or your grade in math, shouldn’t it be your favorite quote?

Aren’t smiles just like band aids? Don’t they cover up the pain but it still hurts?

Isn’t another benefit of the covid-19 masks the fact that you won’t have to smile at people you don’t like?

Is it rude to call your diabetic spouse “Sweetheart”?

Are Hospitals the only place where the word ‘Positive’ means a bad thing?

Shouldn’t we be social distancing ourselves from our refrigerators so that we can flatten our curves?

Isn’t the universe made up of protons, neutrons, electrons, AND morons?

Isn’t common sense just like a deodorant? The people who need it the most never use it, right?

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place that you could donate fat like you can donate blood?

Aren’t veterinarians the best doctors in the world? After all they can’t ask their patients what their problem is, they’ve got to just know, right?

If an optometrist falls into their lens grinding machine, do they make a spectacle of themselves?

Statistically, aren’t 9 out of 10 injections in vein?

Is urine the opposite of ‘you’re out’?

If you suffer from an irony deficiency would you find health related puns funny?

Would the difference between a General Practitioner and a Specialist be that one treats what you have and the other thinks you have what they treat?

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