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OK, now it's time for some serious thinking. The more sophisticated our society becomes, the faster these-here "stumper" thingies seem to pop-up. (Why do you suppose that is? Hmmmm...)

If you have more Ponderables to add to this list, please send them to CWIRE so that we can share them with other great minds of the world!


  • How come we choose from just two people for president and fifty for Miss America?
  • Why are you IN a movie but you're ON TV?
  • Why does a round pizza come in a suare box?
  • Can you cry under water?
  • What disease did cured ham actually have?
  • If the professor on Gilligan's island can make a radio out of a coconut, why cant he fix a hole in a boat?
  • Do the Alphabet song (A,b,c,d...) and Twinkle Twinkle little star have the same tune? and ....Lastly, Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
    Sent by T. Jackson 33613 (1/12/06)


If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes? Sent by Anonymous (10/31/2000)


  • Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
  • If you were to choke a smurf, what color would it turn?
  • Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
  • Is it right for vegetarians to eat animal crackers?
  • If people from Poland are called "poles" why aren't people from Holland called "holes?"
  • Why is the man who invests all of your money called a "broker?"
  • Why is a person who plays the piano called a "pianist" but a person who drives a race car is not called a "racist?"
  • Do Roman paramedics refer to IVs as "4s"?
  • Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure?
    Sent by FAC BAM (7/16/00)

Why do they call it "tuna fish?" They don't call chicken "chicken bird" Sent by fatz100 (7/15/00)


I was just wondering..... I weigh 130 pounds, but I can lift way more than that, so shouldn't I be able to fly by standing on a chair and picking it up?

Another thing, can passifists play football? And if so, doesn't it seem like they would be really good, 'cause they'd have all of that stored up anger and they'd just unleash it on everybody on the field. Sent by Lorreta Martin (7/12/00)


'Ever wonder why, when after shooting superman about ten times in the chest to no avail, the villain throws the gun at him? More stupefying, why does Superman always duck? Sent by Anonymous (10/7/99)


Is it possible for vegetarians to get butterflies in their stomach?
When it rains, why don't sheep shrink? Sent by Jay Jelinek (1/26/99)


If a man with multiple personalities threatens suicide is it considered a hostage situation? Sent by knifeblade (1/8/99)


Have you ever wondered why there is no name for the tops of your feet? Sent by Cherri (4/8/98)


Why...?

  • Why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor when you can't drink and drive?
  • Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
  • Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?
  • Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?
  • Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
  • How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?
  • If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
  • If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?
  • If nothing ever sticks to TEFLON, how do they make TEFLON stick to the pan?
  • If you're in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?
  • You know how most packages say "Open here". What is the protocol if the package says, "Open somewhere else"?
  • Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?
  • Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
  • Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?
  • You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?
  • Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
    Sent by Bill Denzel, Gospel Light (3/30/98)
    Did you ever wonder...
    • If you throw a cat out a car window does it become kitty litter?
    • If corn oil comes from corn, where does baby oil come from?
    • When a cow laughs does milk come up its nose?
    • How did a fool and his money GET together?
    • How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow road sign?
    • What's another word for thesaurus?
    • Why do they sterilize the needles for lethal injection?
    • Why is abbreviation such a long word?
    • How do you know when it's time to tune your bagpipes?
    • Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?
    • When you choke a smurf, what color does it turn?
    • Do blind eskimos have seeing-eye sled dogs?
    • Why is there an expiration date on my sour cream container?
    • What do they use to ship styrofoam?
    • Why do they call it a TV set when you only get one?
    • Do radioactive cats have 18 half-lives? Author unkown
      Sent by Debbie Gal

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