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Curious Conundrums

Updated on January 29, 2013

Welcome to Curious Conundrums to Consider

Are you ready for some pithy ponderings?

They're the ones that will make you scratch your head, tickle your funnybone, or oblige you to gaze into the wild blue yonder hoping for answers to life's little questions.

Have we got some ridiculous if not elegant enigmas and ripsnorting riddles for you to solve.

More to the point, if you've got the gumption to hazard a guess or take a long leap of faith, then you have certainly landed in the right place.

If not, may we suggest that consider returning to the cute little cubbyhole from whence you came and then contemplate your navel!

CURIOUS CONUNDRUM OF THE MONTH:

I know what Preparation H is...but what are preparations A-G?

PITH IN THE PONDERING POOL:

Does the little Mermaid wear an algaebra?

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Jest for the Pun of It!

Prose writers, poets, and painters can't agree on whether the first pencil created was pointless.

PERPLEXING PONDERINGS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION - PART I

Besides having the body of a God...unfortunately it's Buddha, there is much to keep the mind occupied these days, be it wondering how to eat humble pie, how to stuff a mushroom, or where to find a flying carpet that comes with a money-back guarantee?

If you're not interested in answering the above depressing dilemmas, then perhaps you might medidate upon these merry musings for a moment or three.

1. Why is the "Lone Ranger" called "Lone" if he's always with his First Nations friend named "Tonto"?

2. Can you daydream at night and can crop circles ever be square?

3. Why do we press the "start button" to turn off the computer?

4. If ghosts can walk through walls and slide down stairs, how come they don't fall through the floor?

5. How come Tarzan never wears a beard?

6. Why does toilet bowl cleaner only come in the color blue?

7. If money grows on trees, why do banks have branches?

8. What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

9. Did Noah have woodpeckers in the ark, and if so, where did he put them?

10. Why are men's and women's shoe sizes different?

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED...

"If a pinot noir pig loses his voice, is he disgruntled?"

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If "air travel" is so safe, how come they call the place where they take off and land "terminal"?

IF YOU KNOW SO MUCH, WHO PUT THE OVERALLS IN MRS. MURPHY'S CHOWDER? (Image Credit: littlegirlpearl@flickr.com)

IF YOU KNOW SO MUCH, WHO PUT THE OVERALLS IN MRS. MURPHY'S CHOWDER? (Image Credit: littlegirlpearl@flickr.com)
IF YOU KNOW SO MUCH, WHO PUT THE OVERALLS IN MRS. MURPHY'S CHOWDER? (Image Credit: littlegirlpearl@flickr.com)

How can you tell when you're out of invisible ink?

PSYCHIC HOTLINE, HOW MAY WE HELP YOU?

"Can you tell me why psychics never win the lottery? Oh, and by the way, how come you ask me for my credit card number ... don't you already know it?"

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PERPLEXING PONDERINGS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION - PART II

1. If feathers tickle people, do they tickle birds?

2. Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

3. When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?

4. Why are boxing rings square?

5. If marriage means you fell in love, does divorce mean you climbed out?

6. Why is it you get a penny for your thoughts, but have to put in your two cents worth?

7. Why does the Easter bunny carry eggs? Rabbits don't lay eggs. Which reminds me, do fish ever get thirsty?

8. If you don't pay your exorcist, do you get repossessed?

9. Why don't the hairs on your arms get split ends?

10. If an atheist has to go to court, do they make him swear on the Bible?

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CLOWNING AROUND...

Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?

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A Confabulating Conundrum - For Curious Creatures Only!

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Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

IS SUPERMAN REALLY A SUPER STUD?

How come Superman can stop bullets with his chest but he always ducks when someone throws a gun at him?

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"Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like: 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?"

-- Jay Leno --

IF VISUALLY-CHALLENGED WEAR SUNGLASSES WHY DON'T HEARING-IMPAIRED WEAR EAR MUFFS? (Image Credit: Wilson Becerra@flickr.com

IF VISUALLY-CHALLENGED WEAR SUNGLASSES WHY DON'T HEARING-IMPAIRED WEAR EAR MUFFS? (Image Credit: Wilson Becerra@flickr.com
IF VISUALLY-CHALLENGED WEAR SUNGLASSES WHY DON'T HEARING-IMPAIRED WEAR EAR MUFFS? (Image Credit: Wilson Becerra@flickr.com

Why are things called "stands" made for sitting?

DO THOSE WHO CAN'T READ STILL GET THE FULL EFFECT OF ALPHABET SOUP? (Image Credit: cavidanny@flickr.com)

DO THOSE WHO CAN'T READ STILL GET THE FULL EFFECT OF ALPHABET SOUP? (Image Credit: cavidanny@flickr.com)
DO THOSE WHO CAN'T READ STILL GET THE FULL EFFECT OF ALPHABET SOUP? (Image Credit: cavidanny@flickr.com)

How come we say a "pair of panties" but only one bra?

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED...

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If love is blind, how come lingerie is so popular?

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OKAY KNOW-IT-ALL, WHAT WAS THE BEST THING BEFORE SLICED BREAD?

OKAY KNOW-IT-ALL, WHAT WAS THE BEST THING BEFORE SLICED BREAD?
OKAY KNOW-IT-ALL, WHAT WAS THE BEST THING BEFORE SLICED BREAD?

AND YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS...

BEER RUDDY BOB WANTS TO KNOW...

"If the entire world's a stage, where the heck is the audience sitting?"

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THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER WANTS TO KNOW...

"If a parsley farmer is sued, can he garnish his wages?"

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As curious conundrums go, they left Fred, (the inveterate navel-gazer), a tad non-plussed.

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Do I Look Like A Happy Holiday Hoofed Herbivore With A Red-Nose To You?

"Have you ever wondered, if boisterous bovines make Christmas cowpies, do happy holiday hoofed herbivores with red-hued noses make reindeer road apples?

IF THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A DUMB QUESTION...IT'S BECAUSE IT TAKES A SMART ASP TO ANSWER ONE!.

MERRY MYTHMAS!

Have you ever seen an Abominable Person of Snow?

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CHRISTMAS CONUNDRUM - Do You Own a Ho-Ho-Ho-Friendly Home?

The Annals of Amusing American Architecture recently received a letter of complaint from a North Pole resident stating that single family dwellings with slanted roofs and no chimneys pose a significant health and safety risk to air express services on December 24th.

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BAFFLING BOOKS FOR THE BEMUSED

Psychogeography: Disentangling the Modern Conundrum of Psyche and Place
Psychogeography: Disentangling the Modern Conundrum of Psyche and Place

A great coffee table book for those who haven't a clue how to hold a conversation if their life depended on it.

 
Genius Deck Riddles & Conundrums (Genius Decks)
Genius Deck Riddles & Conundrums (Genius Decks)

A superb way to kill time while waiting at the bus station for your train to arrive.

 
Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Canine Conundrums, Medical Mysteries and Befuddling Behaviors
Why Do Dogs Drink Out of the Toilet?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Canine Conundrums, Medical Mysteries and Befuddling Behaviors

Questions you've always wanted to ask but didn't know which "Smarty Pants" people might have the answers to these preposterous problems.

 
Its Not Just You!: A Compilation of Commentaries on Conundrums Confronting Us Daily
Its Not Just You!: A Compilation of Commentaries on Conundrums Confronting Us Daily

A daring and delightful ditty for anyone with a humorous humerus and a keen interest in the socially acceptable idiosyncracies of living in a dysfunctional society.

 
The Big Book of Riddles, Conundrums and Enigmas
The Big Book of Riddles, Conundrums and Enigmas

This little gem will leave you scratching your head for hours on end.

 

FEEDBACK FROM CURIOUS CAT-GOT-YOUR-TONGUE TYPES

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      DougB101 4 years ago

      Wonderful larfs, thank you for a fun lens!

      The Leith Police Dismith Us - say this quickly, oval & oval :)

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      ErickMiller 4 years ago

      great lens thanks for sharing

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      Fun!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      When people say "it goes without saying", why do they always go ahead and say it?

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      Northwestphotos 6 years ago

      I love this lens! Makes you think!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great.

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      VivekS 7 years ago

      It's always a joy to read such lenses, and I'm happy to rate it up and stumble it.

      Good laugh and brainstorming at the same go, I'm going to bookmark it so the next time a newbie ask how to get rid of conundrums I can show them your way

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      shevans lm 8 years ago

      Really cute. You made me laught.