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"There was a time when it wasn't uncommon to use a piece of string to guide words that otherwise might falter on their way to their destinations"
-Nicole Krauss

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  • Are kids who act in R-rated movies allowed to see them? Do they actually know what the movies are about?
  • Why did yankee doodle name the feather macaroni?
  • What happens when you put the "this side up" side of the popcorn upside down in the microwave? (I tried this recently and NOTHING happened. Maybe the popcorn people wanted to feel they had control. haha)
  • Who decided 13 is an unlucky number and that it is bad luck if a black cat crosses your path?
  • Why are we afraid of falling instead of landing?
  • Why do we drive on parkways and park in driveways?
  • Do stairs go up or down?
  • Why do men have nipples?
  • Why don't we use the top line on a piece of lined paper?
  • Why do zebras have stripes...it isn't camouflage?
  • Why do hairdressers always seem to have bad haircuts?
  • Does something actually boil faster if you add salt to the water?
jan 22 2009 ∞
aug 22 2009 +
user picture Amsyy: Popcorn question: I am very tempted to test this. I will do that sometime soon. Men with nipples question: We all start out non-gendered and, before our genders are decided, we grow nipples, so they're just there regardless. jan 23 2009
user picture Sadye: Thanks! haha
user picture c: zebras have stripes to confuse their predators, so when they all stand close together it's hard to tell where one starts and the others end :) and I've wondered about the hairdresser question often. aug 22 2009
user picture Sadye: Ohhh that makes so much sense. Why didn't I think of that myself?
user picture denise: this is one heck of a list. aug 23 2009
user picture Nicole: Salt does, because it affects the temperature in which it boils. It lowers the boiling point, so when you get to that point it will boil.
user picture Sadye: This is awesome, all my questions are being answered. Thanks guys!
user picture Caroline: this is so cool! i never even realized I needed to know these things until I read this! Thanks!
user picture Mala: lol i love this list. i read it and go 'ohh so true.. why is that??' haha :D aug 24 2009
user picture Sadye: :D
user picture encre: Actually, salt raises the boiling point of the water. Once the salt dissolves in the water, the particles are in the way of the water. It takes MORE energy and more time for the particles to excite each other and evaporate from the top and thus, start boiling. That also means that the water is hotter than water sans salt, though. So, what you're actually doing is lowering the cooking time. :) (Thank you, Chemistry.)
user picture Sadye: Maybe that's why I was confused about it...
user picture Sadye: Chemistry :/