Things that make you go HMMMMM

Date: Thu, 28 Sep 95
From: (Michael Stressenger)

Why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor when you can't drink and drive?

Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

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?

Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?

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 tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from a height,
what would happen?

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 do our noses run and our feet smell?

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?

Why do we play in recitals and recite in plays?

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 do the makers of Minute Rice give their product that name when it 5 minutes to cook?

Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?

Why is it that Superman can take 6 bullets in the chest but when the bad guy throws the empty gun at him, he ducks?

Michael Stressenger, NE43-100
MIT Laboratory for Computer Science
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Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
617-253-5851 Fx: 617-258-8682

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