Things I Don’t Know


Day’s Verse:

“After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.”

Luke 2:46

“Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”

Habakkuk 3:18


Does the Coriolis Effect make toilets flush the other way in the Southern Hemisphere?

Do dogs see in color?

Why do people see in the spectrum we do?

How do Instant Messages actually work?

Why is it that people feel lonely so often but are so independent?

Would schooling be easier if we watched less TV?

Who could dislike playing Monopoly, and why?

How does writing an essay show that I know anything?

If students hate doing work and professors hate grading work, why do we have work?

How can anybody dislike techno?

Why do people dislike speculations?

How many moles of snow fall in one year?

Who invented calculus, and why?

How do airplanes’ wings bend so much and not break?

Why don’t we all switch to the metric system?

How much is teleportation worth?

Do Democrats deserve to win the 2004 election?

What percentage of people who will “never date” end up dating/marrying?

Who wouldn’t want a Giantmicrobe?

Why do people get annoyed when I answer their rhetorical questions?

How much would you pay to own Data?

Should TV be banned or limited during certain hours?

Why do we have such a bad job market right now?

What makes socks smell bad?

What is TCP/IP?

How can people not care that the world may be destroyed for our grandchildren?

Why is MassPirg so annoying in their recruiting?

Why do songs get stuck in your head?

What makes a song a good one?

Will there ever be one world government?

Why don’t people have fur?

Who invented cell phones?

Why do we use the calendar we do?

How does friendship work?

What makes people argue so passionately about things that don’t matter so much?

Why do people have different personalities?

Why do whites dominate the world economically?

How can our bodies work so well when they’re inexpressibly complicated?

What makes the sun rise every morning in the east?

Is abortion always wrong?

Can we make categorical statements and be correct?

What makes a woman beautiful?

Why does God love us so much?

Who likes otterpops?

Why do men statistically prefer brown haired women?

Why do men grow up slower than women?

How do radio waves travel through walls?

Is the earth cooling down or warming up?

Can we ever really know anything?

What hearing damage do you get from listening to really, really loud music?

How does a network work?

How do you knit a scarf?

Why do we treat people unfairly?

Why are there so many colleges in Worcester?

What makes two people fall in love?

Is being gay genetic or a choice? If it’s a choice, is it conscious?

Who invented if-then statements?

Why do we have to be “in shape”, and what shape is that?

How many muscles are there in your hand?

What do people think about me and Ian being married now?

Why do days take longer when you want something to happen?

Where does time go?

Is time linear?

Is there life on Mars?

What was life like twenty five years ago? Fifty years ago?

How many people consider me their friend?

What’s the fastest a person walked across the USA?

Why do we idolize actors and actresses when theirs are the worst lives possible?

Why did somebody give us The Complete Kama Sutra for our wedding anonymously? More importantly, who gave it to us?

Who invented the piano? Did they also invent playing it?

Are people inherently evil?

Why do I have so many ways people can contact me when so few people want to?

What are you supposed to do with a bunch of melted chocolate?

Why do people start smoking?

Does a butterfly’s wing-flap really effect the whole universe?

Did President Taft really get stuck in a bathtub?

Is President Bush lying to us about WMD’s?

Who decided the width of rail road tracks?

Why do we drive on the right side of the road?

Why do we have “right” and “left” hands, not “right” and “wrong” hands?

How far can a sound wave travel?

Can feelings be quantified?

What’s the farthest a person has ever jumped from a stand-still?

What is the slowest-moving (but moving!) animal?

How do I react to this: “Well, I’d live with you if I was desperate, but it’d be weird… I mean you guys are married. I just would feel too strange, because you’re married. You know.”?

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