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Ten Mysteries of Life

Updated on July 16, 2009

Mostly we ask why

This hub is in the lines of one of my favourite questions put forward by George Carlin. "Why do they call it a hot water heater?" George was obviously imploring us to question the idea that we would be heating water that is already hot. Everyone knows that you heat cold water so it would make sense that it would be called a cold water heater.

So I thought I might make up a list or two of some other mysteries of life. You can go hurt yourself writing a hub on any of these if you think you have the answer. Most of the time you just scratch your head over these but there are lots of people that spend their whole life trying to resolve those questions that can't be answered. Religious beliefs always come to mind for me.

  1. How do the birds know it is a new car?
  2. How do gas stations in a town or neighbourhood know to change their prices at the same time and to pretty much the same price?
  3. Why aren't all forms of insurance governed by the same gambling laws that govern lotteries and sweepstakes? 
  4. Why aren't all eggs "egg-shaped" where some are round and some are oval?
  5. Why do people build homes on earthen cliffs that will eventually erode away?
  6. Why do people build homes in flood plains?
  7. Why do tornadoes always seem to touch down in trailer parks?
  8. Why did they call it an armadillo?
  9. Why isn't there a number larger than infinity?
  10. Why are cockroaches so hard to kill?


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