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Minik
02-25-2004, 06:19 PM
Things that make you go hmm...

1.Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darken our skin?
2.Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
3.Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
4.Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
5.Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?
6.Why is a boxing ring square?
7.Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?
8.Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?
9.Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?
10.Why is it that to stop Windows 95, you have to click on "Start"?
11.Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
12.Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavour, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
13.Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
14.Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?
15.Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
16.Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?
17.Why isn't there mouse-flavoured cat food?
18.Can fat people go skinny-dipping?
19.If you throw a cat out of a car window, does it become kitty litter?
20.If you choke a Smurf, what colour does it turn?

unique
02-25-2004, 06:40 PM
Hmmmm..........after reading this i :think: :think: :think: :think: ........my answer is still hmmmmmmmmmmmm................. ...........real good ones Minik...seriously are u expecting some answers for these...... :wink:.....well i don t know that s wat i meant

venky1974
02-25-2004, 06:57 PM
3.Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?


Cause glue is stored in a non stick case ???



.Why is it that to stop Windows 95, you have to click on "Start"?


Have you tried using Alt+F4...



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


Men are good with directions..I am not sure about women..may to concentrate



Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavour, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?


Depends which brand you buy....



Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?


I think he is called an Investor and the person who acts as a middleman is called a broker..



Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?


So you dont have a dead man walking...

Cheers,

anitam
02-25-2004, 07:06 PM
Well, minik good questions.. but i don't know the answers.. let me find the answers with U.

unique
02-25-2004, 07:08 PM
Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?

Men are good with directions..I am not sure about women..may to concentrate

Idhu othuka mudiyaadhadhu(ellarum map paarthu thaane poreenga).....even men reduce the volume on the radio or CD player while driving n looking for an address.

dinesh
02-25-2004, 09:15 PM
Some of this can be explained. Some of them are just plain conventions. But, some are really intrguing.


1.Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darken our skin?

It's because the sking has Melanin which gives a darker shade with light. And hair has none of it, so it fades with exposure to light.


2.Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Opening the mouth stretches the skin in the face, hence gives more area to maneouvre the stick.


3.Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Glue needs two solid surfaces to stick them together. Inside the bottle it only has one.


4.Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

Because most of the psychics are just cheats. And some argue that they are not interested in monetary gain.


5.Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?

It's just a convention. You have to ask a linguistics expert on how the word came into being. Probably this is derived from some latin word.


6.Why is a boxing ring square?

In the older days arenas were ring shaped. I think the convention just continued over time.


7.Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?

Having the lid opened gives wild animals easy access to the corpse inside. To prevent those making a mess of the body, the lid is sealed. Also if the lid is open it would smell a lot and also create infections in the surrounding area.


8.Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?
9.Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?

Both are word conventions, and should be asked at some linguist.

10.Why is it that to stop Windows 95, you have to click on "Start"?

Start button has a menu which has some helpful things, so instead of creating a seperate menu, shut down was also added to it. And Start is just a name. It doesn't particularly mean anything. Why does a spreadcheet app called "Excel" and a database one called "Access"?

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

I've never experienced this personally, but I guess the reason is you can only concentrate on one thing at a time, so the additional noise interferes with the thought process.


12.Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavour, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Depends on the brand. You can get pure lemon juice as well.


13.Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Question for the linguist.

14.Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?

Because it measure seconds. It has nothing to do with 2nd.


15.Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Because everybody is in a rush. Hence the traffic jam. If people are not in a rush, some people can pull up and have siesta, and the traffic can flow freely.


16.Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

What is a top of feet? Is it the finger part?


17.Why isn't there mouse-flavoured cat food?

This, I don't know.

18.Can fat people go skinny-dipping?
19.If you throw a cat out of a car window, does it become kitty litter?

The first one has got nothing to with skinny people, but something to do with skin. Second one is just confusion of two words.

20.If you choke a Smurf, what colour does it turn?

Whenever you get to choke a smurf, you'll know the answer. Or you could ask the creator of smurfs to think up some answer.

And I've got nothing better to do. :)

butterfly
02-25-2004, 09:38 PM
vow...Good questions Minik :)...interesting answers by venky & shidinesh :)


16.Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?


Is it called the anterior surface of feet?

gokulan42
02-25-2004, 10:21 PM
1.Why does the sun lighten our hair, but darken our skin?
2.Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?
3.Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
7.Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?
14.Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?
15.Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
18.Can fat people go skinny-dipping?
Already answered properly by Thalaivar Shidnesh ;)

6.Why is a boxing ring square?
Guess, Shidnesh is correct. not sure.

4.Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?
I have the answer. But, I dont want to go into this.

5.Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?
Why is long shorter than short? Same reason :)

8.Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?
What is wrong with that. Practice also means 'To work at, especially as a profession: practice law.'
Refer the 4th bullet in http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=practice

9.Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?
You can sure say Rainfall. Just google for rainfall, if you have a doubt. Snow is not fluid to say drop.

10.Why is it that to stop Windows 95, you have to click on "Start"?
Stupid Microsoft, what else ;)

11.Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
Do you? I dont. I think if you have a navigator, you may want to lower the volume to listen to the 'guy' for once ;)

12.Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavour, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
Not necessarily! We have lemon juice with original lemons and dish. liquid without lemons.

13.Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Because he is the intermediary. Isn't it the meaning of broker? Check the dictionary. I am almost sure about it.

16.Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?
There is no special name for the bottom of your feet either. The whole area is foot or feet.

17.Why isn't there mouse-flavoured cat food?
Because, humans dont like that *serious*

19.If you throw a cat out of a car window, does it become kitty litter?
No, animal rights violator!

20.If you choke a Smurf, what colour does it turn?
I dont know.

Minik
02-25-2004, 11:22 PM
Hmmmm..........after reading this i ........my answer is still hmmmmmmmmmmmm................. ...........real good ones Minik...seriously are u expecting some answers for these...... .....well i don t know that s wat i meant


unique i think u got the answers. Even I did'nt know the answers so I thought I will ask my friends in geetham and there we go. Thanks venky and sidinesh for the excellent answers

gokulan42
02-25-2004, 11:26 PM
Hmmmm..........after reading this i ........my answer is still hmmmmmmmmmmmm................. ...........real good ones Minik...seriously are u expecting some answers for these...... .....well i don t know that s wat i meant


unique i think u got the answers. Even I did'nt know the answers so I thought I will ask my friends in geetham and there we go. Thanks venky and sidinesh for the excellent answers

Endhutti, Nyan etharra samayam edithu ariyo? Its ok :) Looks like you gals dont like my answers :(

Mini, did you check your PM (regarding a malayalam movie)?

Minik
02-25-2004, 11:28 PM
illa illa will check u soon gokul krishna. :wink: appuram sorry unge answers gavinikila.

now I did. so mikke nandri gokulatil krishna. :sm03:

Minik
02-25-2004, 11:36 PM
Mini, did you check your PM (regarding a malayalam movie)?


hello gokulathil kanna, unge message onnum varaliye. :(

gokulan42
02-25-2004, 11:47 PM
Mini, did you check your PM (regarding a malayalam movie)?


hello gokulathil kanna, unge message onnum varaliye. :(

Please, check the kasturi Maan movie download thread (active member thread). You have something there :)

Minminiye, what is this gokulathil kanna stuff ;)

gokulan42
02-26-2004, 12:09 AM
Mini, did you check your PM (regarding a malayalam movie)?


hello gokulathil kanna, unge message onnum varaliye. :(

PM Kittiyo?

reks
02-26-2004, 01:19 AM
Quote:

2.Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?


Opening the mouth stretches the skin in the face, hence gives more area to maneouvre the stick.


Shidinesh, mascara is applied on the eye lashes and not on the lips ;)

Needless to say, am completely vetti :)

vasan
02-26-2004, 02:09 AM
this is supposed to be a joke, a mild form of satire..

enna pannureenga, ore explanasan?? enpaa... ?? :Ksp: :Ksp:

gokulan42
02-26-2004, 02:37 AM
this is supposed to be a joke, a mild form of satire..

enna pannureenga, ore explanasan?? enpaa... ?? :Ksp: :Ksp:

Namakku athellam theriyathu. Namma mini ketta, answer pannanum avlothan.

Mini ketta, naan chonnen (superstar style) :)

Minik
02-26-2004, 02:40 AM
this is supposed to be a joke, a mild form of satire..

enna pannureenga, ore explanasan?? enpaa... ??


I know its a joke but sidinesh and venky gave some explanation so I did'nt want to disappoint them.

butterfly
02-26-2004, 03:12 AM
this is supposed to be a joke, a mild form of satire..

enna pannureenga, ore explanasan?? enpaa... ??

vasan,
ppl are thinking hard ;)...its good for the braincells...neengalum think panni answer panungo :)

gokulan42
02-26-2004, 03:15 AM
this is supposed to be a joke, a mild form of satire..

enna pannureenga, ore explanasan?? enpaa... ??


I know its a joke but sidinesh and venky gave some explanation so I did'nt want to disappoint them.

Again, Mini. I cant beleive you do this twice in a same day :cry: :cry: :cry:

You dont like any of my answers???? :cry: :cry: :cry:

anainar
02-26-2004, 03:26 AM
ஒரு பழமொழி சொல்லுவாங் க! வேலயத்த நாசுவன் மொட்டை தலையை சிரைச்சானா ம்! அந்த மாதிரி இருக்கு இந்த கேள்வி-பதில். இருந்தாலும ் நல்ல கேள்விகள். தினேஷ் கொஞ்சம் உணர்ச்சி வசப்பட்டுட ்டார். அவ்ளோ தான்.

But I dont think ancient fighting rings are square. No the Colosseum in Rome or any other bull fight rings in Spain. They are all elliptical or circular.

The only reason that I could think of is, it is very difficult to make a elliptical ring with those ropes, whereas square is much easier. Also you need two corners for the fighters to take rest. That is the reason. :lol: I tried hard to come with a logical answer and this the maximum I can do. Ithukku mela, I dont want to use my brain.

I also joined the velai attha naasuvan gang. :lol:

Cheers

gokulan42
02-26-2004, 03:26 AM
vasan,
ppl are thinking hard ;)...its good for the braincells...

I was not thinking hard :think: :think:

And, its not good for my braincells. All of them are dead :(

But, still I answered for Mini :sm30:

reks
02-26-2004, 05:38 AM
ஒரு பழமொழி சொல்லுவாங் க! வேலயத்த நாசுவன் மொட்டை தலையை சிரைச்சானா ம்!

:think: :think: I thot the பழமொழி was வேலயத்த நாசுவன் கழுதைய பிடிச்சு சிரைச்சானா ம்! :ee: :ee:
(trying to secure my place in the velayatha gang :lol: )

dinesh
02-26-2004, 05:52 AM
Shidinesh, mascara is applied on the eye lashes and not on the lips

ennango lolla??? Look at my answer. Of course I know it's applied to the eyes. I wrote stretching the face skin, not the lips. If you are in doubt open your mouth and check whether your face indeed stretches.....

reks
02-26-2004, 07:05 AM
:) illaaa vaaya ashta konala open panalum mascara podra area apdiyae thaan iruku.. athnala thaan :sm12:

dinesh
02-26-2004, 08:42 AM
neenga sonna sariya thaan irukkum......enakku enna ungala pola 2 hrs make up podra experience irukka enna? :sm12:

Minik
02-26-2004, 04:57 PM
Again, Mini. I cant beleive you do this twice in a same day

You dont like any of my answers


sorry gokukathil kanna, I did it again right. I am really sorry :pray: :pray: Please forgive me.



But, still I answered for Mini


Thanks gokul for the rose. so I now know u forgive me. :dance: :dance:

gokulan42
02-26-2004, 06:24 PM
Again, Mini. I cant beleive you do this twice in a same day

You dont like any of my answers


sorry gokukathil kanna, I did it again right. I am really sorry :pray: :pray: Please forgive me.



But, still I answered for Mini


Thanks gokul for the rose. so I now know u forgive me. :dance: :dance:

Minmini, How can I ever get upset with you ;) BTW, I started liking your 'gokulathil kanna'. It has some kick in it :)

reks
02-26-2004, 06:34 PM
neenga sonna sariya thaan irukkum......enakku enna ungala pola 2 hrs make up podra experience irukka enna?


2 hrs... enna ivlo kammiya soliteenga... ithu enga kula perumaikae izhuku :ee:

gokulan42
02-26-2004, 06:54 PM
neenga sonna sariya thaan irukkum......enakku enna ungala pola 2 hrs make up podra experience irukka enna?


2 hrs... enna ivlo kammiya soliteenga... ithu enga kula perumaikae izhuku :ee:

1 more honest female in geetham. Its a rare find ;)

dinesh
02-26-2004, 08:50 PM
Its a rare find

It's rare indeed ;)

Athu sari gokulan...ungalukku konjam kooda tiredness-ey varaatha......eppo ungala parthalum "kadalai" business-a nadathikitte irukeenga.....konjam rest edunga thalai, ille udambukku koodathu...

Minik
02-26-2004, 08:54 PM
Athu sari gokulan...ungalukku konjam kooda tiredness-ey varaatha......eppo ungala parthalum "kadalai" business-a nadathikitte irukeenga.....konjam rest edunga thalai, ille udambukku koodathu...


sidinesh avarke tired na ennene theriyathe. eppoveme penkale kindal panite irupar. athethan gokulatil kannan. kurumbu payan. :baby: :lol:

reks
02-26-2004, 11:55 PM
:wink: to Gokul and :) to Shidinesh and minik

gokulan42
02-27-2004, 12:19 AM
Adi/Ada pavingala. Attahasama, arivupoorvama (withou much of arivu) answer panni irukken. Athai pathi ellam sollama intha kadalai/kurumban solli enpa tired akkureengo. I am tired now *yawning* ;))

dinesh
02-27-2004, 12:26 AM
athu sari machi.....unnaya paarthu wink panraanga, ennaya parthu just a smile..... :sm12:
ennavo....naa thappichukitten......nee nalla maattikinae sishyaa.... :)

reks
02-27-2004, 12:34 AM
:wink:, :sm30: and :evil:, :fight: to Shidinesh

dinesh
02-27-2004, 12:53 AM
Yikes!!!!!
Please keep the first two smilies with yourself "Akka" (or is that an Anna?).....the other two, I'm glad to accept...

reks
02-27-2004, 01:48 AM
prev msg'la romba soga patta mathri irunthuchu :)


Please keep the first two smilies with yourself "Akka" (or is that an Anna?).....

usual'a girls thaan ipdi dialogue adipanga kelvi paturken :think:... r u a thangachi or a thambi

gokulan42
02-27-2004, 01:50 AM
:wink: to Gokul and :) to Shidinesh and minik

I like you, reks ;)

dinesh
02-27-2004, 01:59 AM
r u a thangachi or a thambi

sariyaa pochu....neega Geetham radio-ve kettathilleya? :)



I like you, reks

aahaa.....aarambichutayngadaa. ..... :sm12:

reks
02-27-2004, 02:28 AM
:) keturken.. ur tamil is good... but i expected a thenali, KM style tamil...

danx Gokul :)

gokulan42
02-27-2004, 02:40 AM
r u a thangachi or a thambi

sariyaa pochu....neega Geetham radio-ve kettathilleya? :)



Naan keetathu illaipa. Unga signaturela ulla linka adichalum work aha matenguthu. Please help me.

BTW, my voice is good (as per my mom, wife and close friends & family).

dinesh
02-27-2004, 11:32 AM
but i expected a thenali, KM style tamil...

nobody actually speaks tamil that way....it was all made up for the movie.....

Unga signaturela ulla linka adichalum work aha matenguthu. Please help me.

try the link http://www.geetham.net/listen.pls if just clicking on it doesn't work copy and paste it in winamp add URL or real player open URL....this should work. If not, PM me and I'll look into it.



BTW, my voice is good (as per my mom, wife and close friends & family).

itha engitte solli prayojanam illa.... :b:

Minik
02-27-2004, 05:08 PM
I like you, reks



hiyooo hiyooo inge ennomo nadukathe. :ee: :Ksp: moderators gokulatil kannan mela oru kannu venam. gokulatil kannan avar sheshtaye arambichtar. :sm04: :baby:

gokulan42
02-27-2004, 05:16 PM
I like you, reks



hiyooo hiyooo inge ennomo nadukathe. :ee: :Ksp: moderators gokulatil kannan mela oru kannu venam. gokulatil kannan avar sheshtaye arambichtar. :sm04: :baby:

Enna, Minmini. I thought we are close friends after I tried my malayalam with you :cry:

I still consider you as my friend :cry:

Shy
02-27-2004, 05:26 PM
neenga panra sheshtayai sonna, udanae Dialogues pootu madukuveengala.. Nalla irukae iruthu...:lol: :lol: :lol: But mini avalavi seekarum yaemaara mataanga :sm12:

Shy

jina
03-09-2004, 02:09 PM
These questions are similar to chicken or the egg came first, your not suppose to answer them. They are ment to mess up your head. Eventhough all do have a logical answer, even the egg, chicken question.

sHaLiNi_m
03-09-2004, 07:47 PM
funny thread...

vijitha
03-09-2004, 08:08 PM
aiyooo reading those questions.... gave me headache:(

gokulan42
03-10-2004, 03:10 AM
how do you feel when you read my answers ;)