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Six Strange Random Questions and Answers, asked by Harvard College Students

Updated on May 20, 2013

If no one ever asked crazy questions-we wouldn't have the opportunity to learn the truth in the answers.

Questions have Answers-Ask and Receive
Questions have Answers-Ask and Receive | Source

Don't Ask Why, They Just Were, Okay?

Hey there, you! Yes, you!

Do you want to be smarter than you were when you woke up this morning?

If you said, "No", go ahead and slap yourself, because if you really said "No", and you are content with the knowledge you have here and now, I want to slap you.

For the rest of you, the intelligent bunch whom have answered, YES- with enthusiasm and eagerness, you would love to be smarter, THAT IS GREAT! I wish you the best of luck with accomplishing that goal for today, it is a very admirable quality to be driven to improve upon your intellect.

On the other hand, I can share something to help feed that need for knowledge. I am not so sure 'Smarter' is the word I would use, perhaps, informed? None the less- I shall contribute some random tidbits of truthful facts for your entertainment purposed... Thus, I hope you enjoy... If not- Please accept my deepest condolences for misuse of my power to guide you here for an irrelevant read.

I woulda thought differently if I didn't know

Harvard Baby...Doesn't have to mean brains
Harvard Baby...Doesn't have to mean brains

Random questions college students ask for no particular reason, other than to be a pain in the butt.

Ask me a question and I will tell you the answer- is what my big mouth said in college to a group of know-it-all intellects. The deal was, ask and if I do not know I will find out and get back with you. Why? Well, honestly- I had nothing better to do on a Friday night, and I enjoy finding the answers to oddball questions. So they asked and I now have The Top Six Random Questions and their responding answers, asked by Harvard College Students.

(I hope you are not expecting these questions to hold any kind of sophistication, because that they do not....) 

Questions Asked Deserve An Answer.

NO---Not those Butts!
NO---Not those Butts!
There is what, living where? EWWWW!
There is what, living where? EWWWW! | Source
Can you consider eating a bugar, going green? I mean, bugars are green, and it is a form of recycling?
Can you consider eating a bugar, going green? I mean, bugars are green, and it is a form of recycling? | Source
These Butts!
These Butts!

I bet you never knew you were missing out until now...

Q1-Can turtles really breathe through their butts?

A1- Some species of Turtle, which live underwater, can in fact breathe through their butts, specifically during hibernation.

Q2-Do bugs live in our eye lashes?

A2- Why yes, bugs do live in our eye lashes. They are called demodex mites, and they make themselves at home in the roots of your eye lashes. If you were to look at them through a microscope-they look similar to worms, but are actually a species of mites, like dust mites.

Q3-Is there really any danger or harm in picking your nose or eating your bugars?

A3-There is two answers to this question. First is yes, when you pick your nose, you introduce the germs which are on your hands into your body, and the same goes for when your finger makes its way back to your mouth…you could get sick, not from the act itself though. In fact if you cleanse your nose picking finger before it makes its way to your nose, you will probably be able to get some stuff released from your nostril that was not possible with simply blowing your nose into a tissue. If you are gross enough to actually move your findings from your nose into your digestive system, you may be happy to hear that eating your bugars can be a great way to strengthen your immune system. So, all you nose picking bugar eaters…wash your hands before you go digging for gold!

Q4- Why do mosquitoes go for certain people, and not others?

A4- Mosquito’s are attracted to smell and to a persons body temperature, which is logical, considering they are blood sucking insects, but did you know that mosquito’s are also attracted to looks. Yep, it is true- Mosquito’s prefer blondes over brunettes. I wonder if hair dye can fool them?

Q5- If I have a vehicle that has all wheel drive which does not turn off, do I have to replace all four tires when one becomes worn?

A5- It is advisable hat with All Wheel Drive Vehicles, if the tires are more than 25% worn when one tire has a flat; you replace all four tires or risk blowing the transmission. This is because if one tire is brand new and the others are worn, it is working (gripping the road) differently, and your vehicle/transmission can not adjust to the difference, which strains the transmission. Replace all four tires ASAP, just to be safe, rather than sorry.

Q6- Can Strawberries remove stains from my teeth?

A6- Yes, but you should be careful. Strawberries are not only acidic but brushing with the seeds after munching on them makes them extremely abrasive, not only removing stains, but removing enamel from your teeth.

And For those Hungry for More... A Bonus...

Bonus Question- What are some home remedies for keeping a cut infection free?

Bonus Answer- You can put many of handy household products on a cut to keep it from becoming infected, alcohol-but this will burn, and hurt worse than the cut itself. Next time you cut yourself you can stop the bleeding with Pepper. Black Pepper has analgesic, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties-so after you wash the area sprinkle a little pepper and apply a little pressure and walla…no more blood, and as shocking as it may be…Black Pepper does not burn. If you are more sugar than spice, back off the Pepper and reach for the Honey. Honey is equipped with powerful antibacterial properties that are capable of destroying a wide range of bacteria that commonly infect wounds. So before you wrap up that wound-sweeten it up. No Honey and No Pepper? That sucks, well you can always pee on yourself being that urine is also sanitary and can effectively flush a wound, but you may be a little stinky afterwards.

These questions go to show that just because someone gets into Harvard, it doesn’t mean that they don’t ask some of the same questions we wonder about, but never actually take the time to figure out. I hope that you learned a little something new from your read… If not, I apologize for not helping your intellect, try back later-maybe I can come up with something better at another time.


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      Ashutosh Tiwari 4 years ago from Lucknow, India

      @H.C Porter

      Just beyond admiration !

      Loved your stuff!

      Have you been to Harvard ?

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Express10, thanks for the comment! glad you liked the hub and found it to be interesting information :)

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      H C Palting 6 years ago from East Coast

      Useful and interesting. Thanks.

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      mary- lol...thanks for commenting- i never knew what that thing was called we both do and if anyone is ever in doubt....we can provide the answer :P

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      Mary Gary 6 years ago

      The Brannock Device! Ahh the "thingy" I have always had an affinity for finally has a name!

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      michael ely-thanks sir... i love random bits of info i will never really use but are fun and interesting to know-glad you do as well :)

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      michael ely 7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi H.C Porter, i really liked this hub and i feel more equipped to enter quizzes with some of this fascinating info. picked up!!! Good fun hub. Michael.

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      lol, thanks richie...that one scares me a bit as well :) crazy little things we never thought to ask or to know :)

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      Richieb799 7 years ago from Cardiff, Wales UK

      HaHa, some great ones here...The mites in our eye lashes one scares me a bit though :S

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      A Little TRUTH

      WOW!!! That was a lot of info-I had to read it twice to get what you wrote...Thanks for sharing!

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      sunchild28-thanks for reading and for the comment, glad you liked the hub!

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      aslanlight-I have never heard that (the blonde preference/or that it has to do with skin not smell) I will have to try and find something on that...thanks for the info!

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      A Little TRUTH 7 years ago

      Nice hub with some interesting questions and answers. I can clarify the four wheel drive/ tire question, having much four wheel drive (4WD) design and development and testing experience myself. A 4WD vehicle has two differentials and a transfer case or center differential that all work have to work harder whenever there is an occasional speed difference between the tires such as due to going around a corner or over a bump. However, if one or more tires is smaller in diameter than the others due to wear or low air pressure, it rotates faster CONSTANTLY, and makes the differentials and transfer case work harder CONSTANTLY. The transmission is un-affected unless one of the differentials is included as part of it. So, to reduce wear, it is good to keep the rolling radius of all tires similar. By the way, the same logic goes for two wheel drive vehicles (front or rear wheel drive) for the two driven wheels sinced there is a differential between them. The rolling radius of the non-driven tires doesn't matter. I hope this isn't too much information for this venue.

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      sunchild28 7 years ago from Nigeria

      very informative hub you have written,keep on impacting peoples life.

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      aslanlight 7 years ago from England

      I think I read that mosquitos prefer softer skin and will bite women and chidren more often than men. Is it possible that natural blondes have softer skin because they're from cooler climates and don't need as much protection from the sun? If so dying the hair would make no difference. Just speculating.

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Glenn Stok- Thank you sir. I am glad I could entertain you when the weather outside calls for a bit of boredom :) Thanks for the vote up and for reading :) Hope tomorrow is looking brighter for you...

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      Glenn Stok 7 years ago from Long Island, NY

      For a cloudy Saturday afternoon I enjoyed your hub and learning those tidbits of information. Voted up!

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Fay Paxton- My pleasure... I wanted to inform all of some useless, some useful, some ewww, and some OH Cool!, knowledge I have- :) Thanks for the vote up and good marks- I appreciate the feedback :)

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      Fay Paxton 7 years ago

      Thanks H.C., I really needed to know I have something that looks like worms in my eyelashes. Is that why the fish in my tank look at me the way they do?

      Like the antiseptic advice. voted up/useful and funny.

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      katiem2 - thank you ma'am for the comment! I am glad you found something useful within the content :)!

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Tom Hellert- Lol, LOL, LOL... You are a TRIP! Glad you stopped by and made me laugh with that comment! As for the 100... I guess I have since fallen from grace, and shamed my title and PERFECT 100 :( I'm sorry for this, and will work/write ruthlessly to earn the title back once more :)

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Cagsil - No Joke, questions I suppose are not meant to speak of our intelligence, perhaps only to represent what we do not know (but are willing to learn) :) Thanks for the comment!

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      A very interesting list of the six strange questions Harvard students asked and answered. Its the little details like this that really keeps us intrigued and amazed with this world around us, turtles, who knew and strawberries removing stains on teeth, that's amazing I would have never imagined this and yet I have a strawberry patch here at home, I will def be giving this a go. Thanks for the refreshing read. :) katie

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      Tom Hellert 7 years ago

      1. Turtles breattheir Butt-hing out

      2Mites I saw this on That's Incredible in the 70's

      3 Nose-EEEWWWW gross...

      4 Mosquitos-I don't doubt it- I used to be radical mosquito meat but now after my operation I am just like a living off stick.

      5.AWD working at different speeds- makes sense and then-

      6. Strawberries-Who knew!!!


      I knew about the pepper,heard about the honey andPee-

      But ya know what else- if you get stung by a jellyfish you can pee on it to keep from having all the nematocysts fire.

      Congrats on getting a 100 rating , WOW- YOU MUST BE A PERFECT HUBBER-your the best hubber I know ....


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      Cagsil 7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Holly, that was pretty cool. It's always funny when you did into archives of things "college students ask" type things. It does truly show that when they have the opportunity to openly ask a question, the questions they ask are not complex as people would like to think or believe. Thumbs up! :) Thank you. :)

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State


      I think you are now ready...NOW GO AND GETTEM :)

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Simone Smith- haha...glad you enjoyed! Thank you for stopping by and taking a quick read- I appreciate the feedback

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Genna East, I am so glad you liked it. I wanted to give this one a little of a few worlds...humor-info and appeal... glad the response has been good by Hubers :)

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Jeremey-you are welcome...thanks for riding :) Just playing, but really thanks for taking the time to read!

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      aware-thanks hun for reading and commenting-glad you had fun :)

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      Literary Geisha, thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it and took some neat info from this hub :)

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      poorconservative1-lol...yep! would probably make sinus trouble and allergies a whole lot easier to deal with

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      thanks Ken, I appreciate the feedback and the marks up! Glad you got some new info for the day! :)

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      Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Now I know, some turtles CAN breathe from their butts. Man, oh, man, I'm gonna go on Jeopardy!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 7 years ago from San Francisco

      Hahaa, love the fun facts!!

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      Genna East 7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This was so much fun! Delightful and informative read...thank you!

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      Jeremey 7 years ago from Arizona

      Lots of fun here. thanks for the ride!

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      aware 7 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      smiles while reading. good job.


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      Literary Geisha 7 years ago from Philippines

      not just informative but quite entertaining to read as well, although i have to say i balked after finding out that "bugs in the eyelashes" bit - i couldn't resist rubbing my eyes! voted up!

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      poorconservative1 7 years ago

      Wow, lucky turtles. I tried breathing through my butt, and I'm here to tell you, it aint happenin. I almost suffocated... Just kidding, thanks for the info.


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      Ken R. Abell 7 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Thank you for the influx of information. Nothing like getting a blast of fresh knowledge. Up & useful.


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