Some reader questions need no answers!
Once again, here are my favorites!
-- Marilyn vos Savant
(taken from Parade Magazine 5/29/05)
When dogs bark for hours on end, why don't they ever get hoarse? -- M.E., New York, NY
Can sour cream go bad? If so, how can you tell? Please answer soon, because I have an unopened container in the back of my refrigerator with an expiration date of April, 1996. -- E.B., Menomonie, Wis.
Say you're at a baseball game at home, and the visiting team is up to bat. The batter hits a long line drive heading into the stands: a home run! Now say that everyone in the stands starts blowing in the air as hard as they can. Do you think this would produce enough force to blow the ball back onto the field? -- D.M., Charlotte, NC
What is the purpose of earlobes besides hanging things on? -- Name and city unknown
In the extreme Northern and Southern Hemispheres, where it is light for half the year and dark for the other half, does a rooster crow only once a year? -- J.A. Chula Vista, Calif.
Why don't people snore when they are awake? -- V.P., Eugene, Oregon
Don't you think -- anatomically speaking -- men would be more comfortable in skirts and women in pants? -- K.H., Camp Hill, PA
When I am walking my dog -- considering that he has twice as many legs as I do -- is he getting twice as much exercise as I am or half as much? -- P.T., Edmonds, Wash.
What size were big hail stones before the game of golf was invented? -- D.W., Akron, Ohio
Has anyone discovered a use for banana skins? -- B.W., Albuquerque, NM
If a new car costs much more than a new tuxedo, how come it costs more to rent a tuxedo? -- M.P., Bayside, NY
Why doesn't Mona Lisa have eyebrows? -- R.T., city unknown
How does an ant know that he should venture up my truck tire, across the axle, through the engine and into the interior, where I left a doughnut? -- K.B., Okinawa, Japan
Is volcanic ash good to eat? -- C.R., Portland, Oregon
When you pick something up so your hands are full, why does your nose or someplace else on your face start to itch? -- S.I., Merion Station, PA
If a man jumped into a pool filled with gelatin, would he be able to escape without a ladder? Would it make a difference if the gelatin was in a bunch of little cubes instead of a solid block? -- J.C., Oak Brook, Ill
Do fish ever sneeze? -- V.S., Manhattan, Kansas
Could leap year be switched from Feb. 29 to June 31? It would give us an extra day of summer and one less day of winter. -- A.K., Youngstown, Ohio
Bats hang upside-down all the time. So why don't they get gastric reflux? -- C.F., Richland, Wash
Why do people like to pop bubble wrap so much? -- P.B. St. Louis, MO
If the Earth were to suddenly stop revolving, what would happen to a 200 pound man standing in an open area? How far would he slide? -- P.G., Edmond, Oklahoma
Suppose the hokey-pokey IS what it's all about? -- T.K., Patchogue, NY