Just in case you need some things to wonder about the next time you are out for a walk, stuck in traffic, or having trouble sleeping:
Why are they called “buildings” instead of “builts”?
Why do we have cool names like Triton and Europa and Ganymede for all the other planets’ moons, but ours is just “the moon”?
Why don’t school buses have seat belts?
Why is corn served as a vegetable instead of a grain?
Why does your hair always look its best on days when you are either in some remote solitary corner at work, or you have no plans to even leave the house?
Why do a “fat chance” and a “slim chance” mean the same thing?
Why are people who ride bicycles called “cyclists,” while people who ride motorcycles are called “bikers”? And should the increasing numbers of the latter who are switching to three-wheelers be called “trikers” or “tricylists”?
Why do the shoes that seem to fit perfectly in the shoe store hurt your feet when you put them on at home? Do they shrink in the car?
I agree with Jonathan Swift’s assertion that, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” But who was the first brave soul who not only ate rhubarb in its natural state (as in, not sweetened and in a pie), but proclaimed it good and fed it to her children?