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ISSUE #330 - 23-Nov-2021

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

Isnít it really weird that advertisements for sports cars that have great handling are just videos of those cars sliding out of control?

Why would a bottle of hand sanitizer have an expiry date of 12 months after purchase when itís 70% ethanol? What expires exactly?

They tell us that birds are the last dinosaurs, right? So why did they survive and the other dinosaurs didnít?

Do dogs lick us because they know we have bones inside of us?

How can a jellyfish stand up for itself when it has no backbone?

Do mother kangaroos hate rainy days? Their children would have to play inside, wouldnít they?

Do hyenas laugh even when they are being killed?

Why do they keep monkeys in a zoo? Is it so they could not evolve into even more stupid human beings?

Are animals that donít live in houses homeless?

Do we really know what dinosaurs sounded like? Didnít humans invent the sounds produced by dinosaurs?

People who wear glasses look smart, right? But they had to fail at least one test to get glasses, didnít they?

Why do your cheeks turn red when you get embarrassed?

We all have three voices in us, right? And arenít they one that we hear in our head, one that we hear when we speak, and one that other people hear? Which is our true voice?

Isnít brushing your teeth the only time you clean your skeleton?

Why is it called ĎDrive Thruí if you have to stop?

If bars aren't allowed to serve drunk people, then why is McDonald's still allowed to serve fat people?

Restaurant rules clearly say ďNo Shirt, No Shoes, No Service", right? If I walk in with No Pants, will they still take my order?

If you swapped the labels on the pumps at the gas station, would that be an April Fuel's joke?

How come when you wear an expensive new dress no one says a thing? But when you wear a no name, inexpensive dress that is 20 years old, compliments abound?

Is the letter x used more in mathematics than in grammar and sentences?

Would the most terrifying word in nuclear physics be "Oops!"?

Whatever happened to curved TVs?

When we're watching funny movies or tv shows, how come we laugh when watching with others but rarely actually laugh out loud when watching alone even if the jokes are just as funny?

Do soulmates exist? And if so, are there more than one?

Will the scream in your head ever be out of breath?

Do you think that most ghosts might be lonely because they have no-body to love and hold?

Do ghosts go to the bar for the boos?

Are babies born on March 31st the easiest to prank on April Foolís day because they were literally born yesterday?

Is a cake in tiers a sign of an emotional wedding?

If aliens saw Earth from afar, would they assume the cars are in charge? I mean, arenít there more of them, and theyíre bigger, and faster, and they kill a lot of us, and they have giant buildings for them to sleep in?

Did Darth Vader know what Luke got him for Christmas because he felt his presents?

Do you think NASA. Invented thunderstorms to cover up the sound of space battles?

Which came first, the sun or the earth?

Isnít it true that if you try to rob a bank, you wonít have problems with bills for the next ten years, whether you succeed in the robbery or not?

If we got rid of the penny because of inflation, how come we don't update our paper denominations?

Doesnít a good day start with good coffee, and ends with good wine?

If a glass of wine is good for you, what do you imagine a bottle can do?

Wine improves with age, doesnít it? The older we get, the more we love it, right?

Isnít butter just a food lotion?

When you die, would the part of the body that dies last be the pupils? Don't they dilate?

Before the camera was invented, had any one seen themselves with their eyes closed?

Is an advantage of being small the fact that you get to be in front in all pictures every time?

If cars are self-driving, wonít the police just be able to disable the car over the internet? Will only criminals have old-school manual driving cars?

Are parking tickets just speeding tickets for going zero miles per hour?

Why is manslaughter illegal? Men should be able to laugh at whatever they want, shouldnít they?

Does the phrase ďsleep tightĒ mean that you have to have an alcoholic drink before you go to bed?

Are the two eís in bee silent or just one of them silent? And if so, which one?

How come thaw and unthaw mean the same thing?

How can our body feel and experience the scene when we fall off a cliff in a nightmare, if we have never fallen off a cliff before?

The truth is different for each of us, right? So how can we call it the truth?

How do you learn about something that doesnít exist?

Why do the drivers in racing movies suddenly hit the gas in mid-race? Why werenít they full throttle the whole time?

Why are there sidewalks in the movie Cars? Who was walking on them?

Because youíre blinking, does that mean that youíve never seen a whole movie in your life?

Is a car mechanicís job literally to autocorrect all day?

Shouldnít you avoid tornado chasers because theyíre always passing wind?

Do babies cry just to annoy the parents they canít stand?

If Neanderthals were so smart, why did they go extinct?

Have you ever considered that we know our parents for our whole life time, but they only know us for part of their lives?

Can you "get even" if youíre an odd person?

How do you know that you are not hallucinating?

Is the hospital where you were born the only building you left without entering?

If a cave has a cave-in, is it still called a cave?

What came first, the seed or the plant?

Is your smartphone, your smart TV, or your computer watching you?

Have you heard that Apple is thinking of making a car? Will it be the first product they sell that comes with windows installed from the factory?

Would the technical term for a sunny, warm day which follows two rainy days be ĒMondayĒ?

At what time did time begin?

In an electric car, whatís the gas pedal called? The volt pedal? The zap pedal? The lightning pedal? There is no gas in an electric car, right?

Isn't a Zamboni technically a sports car?

Did you know the average reported driving speed is 66 mph? But, did you also know that thatís actually wrong? Youíre actually traveling at 67,066 miles per hour. Isnít the Earth flying through space at 30 kilometers per second, so youíre moving seriously fast, right?

Are math teachers ever late for work because they took the rhombus?

Would the difference between a dirty bus stop and a lobster with breast implants be that one is a crusty bus station and the other is a busty crustacean?

Did the person that invented the umbrella hesitate when they called it a brella?

In some parts of the world doesnít it only rain twice a year? August through April and May through July, right?

Is hail just hard boiled rain?

If the weather forecast was for freezing cold hail, would it be an ice day?

Would the difference between weather and climate be that you canít weather a tree, but you can climate?


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