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Do you ever wonder why? (Thoughts of human nonsense)

Updated on July 2, 2012

The world we live in today leaves me curious, wondering "why", about allot more than i should on a daily basis. Do you ever stop to question why things are the way they are? I know i do! Its fun!


Why do we ask "God" to bless every sneeze that comes out of somebodies nose? Is it really necessary to bless an everyday bodily function? If so, i think were leaving the best bodily functions out. Perhaps burps, farts and coughs deserve to be blessed too!

While were on the topic of sneezing, this is something I've wondered for a while, Is it possible to sneeze and pee at the exact same time? I cant do it. I have to stop peeing before i can sneeze, and sometimes it seems like an inconvenience. Its uncomfortable to stop urinating mid flow and restart at a later time. If anyone can sneeze and urinate at the same time, please speak up because you may be some kind of medical marvel and "God has blessed you" (no pun intended) .

Remote Controls

Did you ever notice that when the batteries die in a TV or stereo remote control, you press the buttons twice as hard ( As if pushing the buttons with more force is going to force energy into the remote allowing it to work properly.) Why do we do this? Quit being lazy, get off the couch and get some fresh batteries.

Animal Fingers?

Why do they call fish and chicken strips "fingers"? The last time i checked nether fish nor chickens have fingers at all. As if the English language wasn't hard enough to understand as is, did we needed some nut bar to give our food items ridiculous names? Why do people have to further complicate things?


Ill start off with the letter "W". Why do we call this letter Double-u when clearly its two "V's" sitting next to each other. Lets take the high road on this one folks. For now on I'm referring to this letter as "Double-V"!

Did you ever notice when a child, or an adult for that matter, is reciting the alphabet, when they get to the letters "L, M, N, O, P" they slur the letters together. It sounds something like "elemenopee". Stop that! Its annoying and those aren't letters, thats a made up word. Stop teaching this to children.

Picking up lucky Pennies?

I was told recently that you should only pick up a penny from the ground if the head side of the coin is facing up because thats the "good luck side". Apparently the tails side of the coin is "bad luck". This whole idea puts the idea of having a coin toss to settle a situation out the window. What a big steamy pile of crappy nonsense that is! Your meaning to tell me that if you found a 100 dollar bill, face down on the sidewalk, you wouldn't pick it up? Please, theres no such thing as bad luck. Pick up the money, place in gently into your pocket and move on with your day, this shouldn't have to be a discussion.

The mysterious "White Lighters"

I can't tell you how many people i've ran into that have a fear, or suspicion, of white cigarette lighters. Supposedly white lighters are "bad luck" and will bring "misfortune" to anyone who carries one. People, do you not understand that they make the same fire or flame that any colored lighter makes. Whats the mystery here? Not to mention half of the Bic lighters out there are white lighters with a piece of thin plastic with a design covering them. Do these lighters fall under this superstition? Lets not be completely foolish here, a lighter is a liter, a flame is a flame. I say they should sell nothing but white liters, just to piss these people off!

Are you really still hungry?

Why do we continue to finish the food on our plates, knowing that our stomachs are already full. You wouldn't want to wast the last two bites of the 10 cent bag of Top Roman would you? Maybe this is why obesity is such an issue. Eating is something that is necessary for survival. Can we stop trying to turn it into a recreational hobby?

One last question ...

What is the big deal with Walmart? Some people swear that it's the greatest, most affordable store around. Other people make documentaries about how awful Walmart is. Have you ever taken a good look around in this store? If you want my advice, I say stay the hell away from Walmart.


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    • EuroNinila profile image

      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      Lol great hub ! funny but true, especially the finishing your plate part. Voted up and interesting!

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks for the insight! Its interesting to learn how things actually came to be. Maybe everything isn't as random as it may seem.

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      Gulf Coast Sun 5 years ago from Gulf of Mexico

      In a 'Don Rickles' kind of way I must say that old-wives-tales of good or bad luck was created by a person who had a good sense of humor. As far as the sneeze, it was started because it was believed that our heart stops for a split second when we sneeze, so we are thanking God to bless us. And not everyone believes in Walmart. Thanks for the article.

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      ib radmasters 5 years ago from Southern California

      Sometimes the buttons on the TV remote do get stuck, or they don't make good contact.

      Walmart versus Target