These are questions that are so outlandish they don't need answers.

Somebody said that the statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends - if they're OK, then what about you?

How do those dead bugs get into the enclosed light fixtures?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by injection?

If glue is supposed to stick, why doesn't it stick inside the bottle you buy it in?

If I cloned myself and I killed the clone, would it be suicide or murder?

Shouldn't the "tickle me Elmo" doll be named "tickle Elmo"?  After all, consumers tickle Elmo, Elmo does not tickle the consumers.

How do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow road signs?
How to the deer know where the end of the 3 miles is where they're allowed to cross (or however long the sign says)?

We say ". . . back to the drawing board."  What did the people say before drawing boards were invented? 

If all the psychics were real, then they could tell what the lottery numbers were going to be.  Why are they still working?

Walmart says it is continuing to lower prices. Shouldn't all the items eventually become free?  I haven't seen it yet, however.

Can a person cry under water?

Why do they make square boxes for round pizzas?



These are a few questions that were sent to the "Ask Marilyn" newspaper column.  I thought they were neat.  I wonder if the person asking the questions really wanted to know the answer or what. There may be a real answer to some of them and not to others.

When dogs bark for hours on end, why don't they ever get hoarse?

What is the purpose of earlobes besides hanging things on?

Why don't people snore when they are awake?

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?

Why doesn't Mona Lisa have eyebrows?

Is volcanic ash good to eat?

Do fish ever sneeze?

Why do people like to pop the bubble wrapping so much?


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