I was just wondering, would the speed of lightning be even speedier if it didn't waste time zigzagging about the sky? And how do you go about greasing the stuff, anyway?
Just wondering, where does weight go when you lose it? Is it hiding in the closet, the weight waiting to pounce till you bounce?
Questions like these pingpong about my brain or perhaps pinball.
It runs in the family. My cousin Anne zapped me a note: ''Here's a project for you if your ever-fertile mind runs out of thoughts: What phrase is going to replace, 'He sounds like a broken record'? Scratched CD?''
Oh, great. More questions to ponder.
Perhaps, ''He sounds like a YouTube video caught in a buffering loop.'' Or ''like sticky keys on a computer.'' Better than sounding like a cellphone traveling through a tunnel, I suppose.
Questions like these keep us up at night. For example, what if there were no hypothetical situations? What would we do then?
By the way, have people who claim to sleep like a baby ever lived with one? Do they realize the average baby wakes up fussing every two to three hours? Just wondering.
Here are more questions pondered by a variety of us ponderers:
So how many weeks are there in a light year? Is there a need for Daylight-saving Time?
If a rocket travels at the speed of light, and it has headlights, would they work? Does dark have a speed?
At how many words does a short story turn into a novel?
Just wondering, can I set my laser printer on stun?
If one synchronized swimmer drowns, are the rest required to do so as well?
The question is oft asked but I've never heard it answered: Exactly how much wood COULD a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? If the woodchuck chucked wood in the forest and there was no one around, would the wood the woodchuck chucked make a sound? And if it could, why would a woodchuck chuck wood anyway? Who's Chuck?
What's the Roman numeral for zero? Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as ''fours?''
Just wondering, why can't we spell it ''orderves?'' It makes more sense to manoover the letters that way - unless you're trying to show off your intellijense.
Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons? Why?
If most auto accidents happen within five miles of home, why don't we just move 10 miles away? And what about those mid-air plane crashes - why are all those planes crowding about the middle air instead of higher or lower?
Just wondering, would the ocean be deeper if all those sponges weren't growing in there?
If most people use a No. 2 pencil, why is it still No. 2? Does it try Eberharder?
Are clones people two?
Would a meal of pasta and antipasto in the same meal be the perfect diet because they would cancel out each other's calories? Would you still be hungry?
What color is a chameleon standing on a mirror?
If you try to fail, and succeed, have you failed or succeeded?
Just wondering, isn't it too late to cure the ham if the pig's already dead?
Is there a shorter word for abbreviated?
What does ignorant mean?
Just wondering, what would happen if I push this red button?
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