Bringing the Text to Life
Mental_floss recently catalogued the “25 most important questions in the history of the universe.” They left out one.
Some questions for you. Not important questions, but questions nonetheless:
Why do snooze buttons only give you nine more minutes of sleep?
Why can’t you tickle yourself?
Those big clocks in the parlor — why do we call them “grandfather clocks?”
It’s unlikely that these questions have crossed your mind, but they’ve crossed someone’s mind. The editors at Mental_Floss, a trivia magazine, have even included them in an article called “The 25 most important questions in the history of the universe” (November-December 2004).
Tongue firmly planted in cheek.
These questions and more — like “Why does Hawaii have Interstate highways”? — are adult versions of the riddles we used to ask as kids.
How do rabbits travel? By hareplane.
What did the sock say to the foot? You’re putting me on.
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