Questions that tickle your fancy

The following text is originally lifted from the trivia section of The Jakarta Post dated Friday, 30 November 2007.

~Compiled from various sources~

  • If quizzes are quizzical then what are tests?
  • What’s the opposite of opposite?
  • Is a man full of wonder a wonderful man?
  • How can you chop down a tree and then chop it up?
  • Do sore thumbs really stick out?
  • Is the fear of flying groundless?
  • Do mimes watch silent movies?
  • Can you sentence a homeless man to house arrest?
  • Isn’t it scary that the word “therapist” is the same as the words “the” and “rapist” put together?
  • When the letters in mother-in-law are rearranged, they spell Woman Hitler.
  • Why do drugstores make the sick all the way to the back to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?
  • Why do they put “for indoor or outdoor use only” on Christmas lights?
  • Why in baseball is it called the World Series if it is only played in the U.S. and Canada?
  • Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money to look at things on the ground?
  • If marriage means you fell in love, does divorce mean you climbed out?
  • How come the sun makes your skin darker but your hair lighter?
  • Why are there pictures of the sun wearing sunglasses when the purpose of sunglasses is to protect your eyes from the sun?
  • How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
  • Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?
  • If the day before a holiday is called Christmas Eve, is the day after Christmas Adam?
  • Why do most people put more effort into their wedding than their actual marriage?
  • When a boy is named after his dad, he is called “Junior”, but what do you call a girl who is named after her mother?
  • If Mars had seism would they be called Marsquakes?
  • Why don’t the hairs on your arms get split ends?
  • Can you get cornered in a round room?
  • Why do the numbers on phones go down while the numbers on calculators go up?
  • Do coffins have lifetime guarantees?
  • If nobody buys a ticket to a movie do they still show it?
  • If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to the centre of the earth?
  • If feathers tickle people, do they tickle birds?
  • After eating, do amphibians have to wait an hour before getting out of the water?
  • Since we see little birdies when we just get knocked out, what do little birdies see when they just get knocked out?
  • Does anyone actually kill two birds with one stone?
  • Do pigs pull hamstrings?
  • What did cured ham actually have?
  • What do vegetarians feed their dogs?
  • How come you can kill a deer and put it on your wall but it’s illegal to keep them as pet?
  • Why are people so scared of mice, yet we all love Mickey Mouse?

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