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Zoom Rabbit
02-05-2001, 10:20 AM
In the color sequence of M&Ms, it starts with the three primary colors of yellow, blue and red. The next three should logically be their combinations, orange, green and purple...but the M&Ms subsitute brown for purple!

Why?

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nova_wolf
02-05-2001, 11:12 AM
Easy - its a chocolate item. Purple doesnt suit a chocy item - it looks horrible, but candy, like Skittles, can do it becasue they can use a bright purple - it looks better with white candy than brown choccy.
Plus - consumers like it - they prefer it. You may not belive this, but the colour of the candy coatings is reseacrhed into in great depth, and they ask people which they like, and which look like rabbits droppings. The droppings beat the kid's vitamen tablets, and so the brown M&M beat the purple......
And they all lived happily ever after....

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K_Kinnison
02-05-2001, 01:14 PM
why do Hotdogs come in packs of 10, but hot dog buns come in packs of 8, or 12, but never 10

Mercury Man
02-05-2001, 02:34 PM
is this going to be one of those deep and meaningful posts?

Vark111
02-05-2001, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by K_Kinnison:
why do Hotdogs come in packs of 10, but hot dog buns come in packs of 8, or 12, but never 10

Cause they want you to buy TEH JUMBO DOGS. Which do come in a pack of 8. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Psycho Tycho
02-05-2001, 05:11 PM
Weenies!

K_Kinnison
02-05-2001, 06:52 PM
Why do you park in a drive way, but drive in a parkway?

Jem
02-05-2001, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by K_Kinnison:
why do Hotdogs come in packs of 10, but hot dog buns come in packs of 8, or 12, but never 10

I was discussing that subject with a friend yesterday. Anyways it's like that because the hotdog company and the hot dog buns company made a deal so they can sell more items thus making more profite out of our pockets, it goes like this:

Gee I sure would like some good hotdogs today so:
-I buy a pack of 10 hotdogs then a pack of 8 hotdog buns (HDB)
-Damn not enough HDB so get another pack of HDB, now I have 16 HDB and 10 HD
-Damn, not enough HD gotta get some more so I get another pack, I know have 20 HD and 16 HDB
-Damn not enough HDB gotta get some more so I get another pack of 8 HDB, I now have 20 HDB and 20 HD!! Allright ! I did it and it only cost me 3 times more the price I wanted to spend!

Damn Conspiracy!

Zoom Rabbit
02-05-2001, 09:00 PM
Hot dog buns? Rabbit droppings? You people are insane! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Why does it say 'YKK' on all my zipper pull tabs?

Psycho Tycho
02-05-2001, 10:35 PM
Actually it's supposed to be 'YWW'. You Wacky Wabbit!

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JR2000Z
02-05-2001, 11:17 PM
Why am I here?
Ive been asking that to myself for a long time.

Assassin
02-06-2001, 12:23 AM
U r aware that u just answered ur own question right JR?

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ummm....i was going to say something

Admiral
02-06-2001, 12:39 AM
you are here so we can toture you http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
(Sweet is war to those who have never experinced it.) Roman Proverb

K_Kinnison
02-06-2001, 12:44 AM
Why do dogs circle several times before they lay down?

Nitro
02-06-2001, 12:46 AM
The damn toothpaste company screwed up again... I bought this new paste called KY, but it was all clear and greasy... On the other hand, my teeth could slide into almost anything for the hour and a half that followed every brushing. I'm rather puzzled... http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Hello, my name is Nitro, and I'm calling from BBM Bureau of Measurement, the radio ratings company...

Zoom Rabbit
02-06-2001, 07:11 AM
Well, it said 'jelly,' so I've been using it on sandwiches! Dammit!

Why do birds swoop right in front of your windshield?

Why do rivers in the United States primarily run south?

...Why is the sky blue?

Keyan Farlander
02-06-2001, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by Zoom Rabbit:
Why is the sky blue?

When you look at some part of the sky away from the sun, the light you see from the sky is sunlight that has been scattered toward your eyes by air molecules. The sunlight induces wiggling dipoles in the molecules, causing them to emit light in directions different from the original direction of the light. The molecules of air scatter higher-frequency light waves more strongly than they do lower frequencies. To your eyes and brain, this makes the scattered light look blue rather than white.

Zoom Rabbit
02-06-2001, 07:40 AM
...And here I thought the sky was simply doppler-shifted because it was falling!

<font size=1>That was a science joke. A good one, too.</font> http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Zoom Rabbit
02-06-2001, 07:44 AM
KK: Dogs do that because they're trying to find the other dog whose ass that is, then finally they get dizzy and collapse.

Admiral
02-06-2001, 06:04 PM
lol http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
(Sweet is war to those who have never experinced it.) Roman Proverb

Darth Sceltor
02-06-2001, 09:36 PM
I've always wondered about dog's preoccupation with each other's ass. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif


Here's a question:
Why the heck does Duke keep coming back here?

Admiral Zaarin
02-06-2001, 10:38 PM
Because he's an advanced AI program, designed for intelligence gathering, created by MI5 and the FBI, who are convinced that behind xwa.net lies a secret conspiracy to drive humanity insane, and thereby take over the world. However, the program was not properly debugged, and a security loophole allowed it to escape into their mainframe network. It then created a holographic body for itself, and guided this to England. However, some data fragments of its original mission remained in its memory, and so it continues to come back because this mission is a hard coded parameter. It then discovered Planetarion, and has since been attempting to halt the growing insane population of the forums by destroying their PA accounts, and hoping the fleets he sends are holographically transferred into real life, and so destroy the houses of the aforementioned members.

<font size=-1>I have way too much time on my hands...</font>

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And what of the Director's Lenses?

The logs show they fled the scene in a shuttle. That is all the information we have sir, there is a high probability that the shuttle was destroyed in the battle.

A shame.....but we'll buy George Lucas another pair of glasses.

JR2000Z
02-06-2001, 10:53 PM
<s>Where do babies come from? </s> ( http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif )

Can you breathe in space? Why?

Zoom Rabbit
02-07-2001, 03:57 AM
Wally the space dolphin says yes, you certainly can. And why not?

Here's a good one: why does my computer keyboard have two complete sets of number keys--one along the top, just over the letters, and one set to the right, arranged in a ten-key set-up? Wouldn't it have made more sense to use the former set of keys for useful characters like French accents, the Spanish upside-down '!' or the British pound...?

Also, why does a light come on in my microwave? Is my food scared of the dark?

Admiral
02-07-2001, 05:50 PM
It is possible if you can survive on the particles in space. If you breathe those chemicals that are in space then you should be able to do fine.

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"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
(Sweet is war to those who have never experinced it.) Roman Proverb

Plasmo
02-07-2001, 06:11 PM
While we're asking stupid questions...

What color does a smurf turn when choked??

Why do they put braille on the number pads of drive through bank machines??

If corn oil comes from corn, sunflower oil comes from sunflowers, then where does baby oil come from??

If you throw a cat out the car window, does it become kitty litter??

Nute Gunray
02-07-2001, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by Plasmo:
While we're asking stupid questions...

What color does a smurf turn when choked??
purple

Why do they put braille on the number pads of drive through bank machines??
standardized equipment

If corn oil comes from corn, sunflower oil comes from sunflowers, then where does baby oil come from??
wouldn't YOU like to know...but i'm not telling, i make too much money selling kids on the black market.

If you throw a cat out the car window, does it become kitty litter??
eventually

Zoom Rabbit
02-07-2001, 07:43 PM
The braille access is at the drive-through window because blind people aren't welcome inside the building. It entertains the tellers as well, watching them dodge cars.

Why have a 'why?' thread?

JR2000Z
02-08-2001, 12:18 AM
Look, my brain isnt equipped with a ZIP drive yet so one question at a time. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/rolleyes.gif

Zoom Rabbit
02-08-2001, 08:02 AM
Oops...unit overload! Sorry. Just one question this time. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Why is it that when Don McLean's 'American Pie' comes on the radio, everyone thinks they can sing? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/rolleyes.gif

Gold leader
02-08-2001, 09:52 AM
Because of the subliminal soundwaves that are interwoven with the song. I suspect the Spice Girls and numerous boybands doing the same. Luckily, they only affect female teenage brains.

Why do we have an A-wing, B-wing and Missile boat, but no X-wing icon?

Zoom Rabbit
02-08-2001, 10:14 AM
Because I shot down the X-wing.

For being too slow. And in front of me.

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K_Kinnison
02-08-2001, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by Zoom Rabbit:
Why have a 'why?' thread?

Why not? (that was my answer the essay question of "Why" on my Philosophy final... got it right http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif)

Question: Why do you have a bun leffover after eating the hamburger pattie? (the hamburger had a bun to start with)

Zoom Rabbit
02-08-2001, 09:33 PM
...If I understand your question correctly, the answer might be overbite. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/confused.gif

Why did none of the women on Star Trek laugh at Captain Kirk for not having chest hair?

Psycho Tycho
02-08-2001, 09:41 PM
You're sick, Zoomie.

K_Kinnison
02-08-2001, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by Zoom Rabbit:
Why did none of the women on Star Trek laugh at Captain Kirk for not having chest hair?

They were looking at other more redeeming qualities http://www.geocities.com/dipole.geo/beamks.gif

Admiral
02-09-2001, 12:15 AM
why, is there a word why.

why don't we spell words the way they sound?

why am I posting here?

why do am I part of the dumbiest class on the universe yet I myself am not dumb?

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"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
(Sweet is war to those who have never experinced it.) Roman Proverb

Admiral Zaarin
02-09-2001, 01:46 AM
Originally posted by Admiral:
why don't we spell words the way they sound?.

So it's annoying for the French.

Originally posted by Admiral:
why am I posting here?


You should probably consult a psychoanalyst on that one.

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Sharkolomew
02-09-2001, 01:55 AM
Ah yes, another E-4 question in one week. I beleive the answer to the Thread is "Why not?"

Gold leader
02-09-2001, 07:33 AM
Your unoriginality is striking.

Zoom Rabbit
02-09-2001, 10:17 AM
Maybe his originality is on strike.

I am of the other philosophical camp, my friends, that which responds to the question 'why?' with 'because.' http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

JR2000Z
02-09-2001, 05:20 PM
We almost had a strike on Christmas of '99. That would have been fun... http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Zoom Rabbit
02-09-2001, 07:56 PM
Wally the space dolphin would like to know why human beings have eyebrows.

So would I...

Nute Gunray
02-09-2001, 08:12 PM
to provide a home for mites and other thing buggers.

Jem
02-09-2001, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by Admiral:
why don't we spell words the way they sound?.


Originally posted by Admiral Zaarin:
So it's annoying for the French.

So true they're unable to pronouce "th"

Why must we live if we're going to die anyways?
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Kyp Durron
02-09-2001, 11:01 PM
To those people who ask, "Do you have the time?". You first make sure the person has a watch, don't you? C'mon fess up, you know you do.

***/me goes back to my cave until the next blue moon.***

Admiral
02-09-2001, 11:53 PM
why don't teachers like it when you keep asking them if we can do nothing today?

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"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
(Sweet is war to those who have never experinced it.) Roman Proverb

Zoom Rabbit
02-10-2001, 08:19 AM
Jem, without having lived there is no context for the death to take place. Chicken and egg, dood. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

As long as we're going to visit the philosophical ward, and talk to the existentialist patients on the way http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif, let's dig out one of my favorite hominid-stumpers.

'Why is there meaning?'

Psycho Tycho
02-10-2001, 02:49 PM
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

K_Kinnison
02-10-2001, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Jem:
Why must we live if we're going to die anyways?

So the human race can live on to eventauly learn how to avoid death

Originally posted by Admiral:
why don't teachers like it when you keep asking them if we can do nothing today?



because doing nothing would go against what thier job is: doing something

Why do men have nipples?

Admiral
02-10-2001, 02:52 PM
why does that question distrub me?

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"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
(Sweet is war to those who have never experinced it.) Roman Proverb

JR2000Z
02-10-2001, 03:01 PM
It disturbs me too.

Flying Beastie
02-10-2001, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by K_Kinnison:
Why do men have nipples?

Traction. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

(42!)

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"Do fish-people eat fish, or would that be like humans eating monkeys?"
"Humans do eat monkeys. In fact humans eat other humans. . . Y'know, as a species, we are really quite unpleasant."

Zoom Rabbit
02-10-2001, 07:23 PM
I thought that men's nipples were there for comic effect.

We don't look as silly without them, which keeps us humble. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

K_Kinnison
02-10-2001, 08:18 PM
Why is there 43 species of Parrots?

Jem
02-10-2001, 08:30 PM
This is going to be a looooooong thread...

Zoom Rabbit
02-10-2001, 08:37 PM
Well, if '42' is the answer, then parrots represent the transcendental. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Why are robots stealing my mail?

K_Kinnison
02-11-2001, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by Zoom Rabbit:
Why are robots stealing my mail?

The great Kaled "Sovad" is de-evoling humans and putting them in highly impervious machines that cannot climb up stairs to take over the world. And E-mails are thier one form un sustinaces... the only cure is to attach porn to your E-mails since it makes them evolve when the get excited http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/tongue.gif

Why were slugs created?

Admiral
02-11-2001, 02:43 AM
K_K distrubs me.

Slugs are created so you can put salt on them and watch them disolve.

why is K_K so strange?

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"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
(Sweet is war to those who have never experinced it.) Roman Proverb

Admiral Zaarin
02-11-2001, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by Zoom Rabbit:
I am of the other philosophical camp, my friends, that which responds to the question 'why?' with 'because.' http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

I'm of the under-represented 'live life as it comes' philosophy that responds to 'Why?' with 'Who CARES?!'


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Zoom Rabbit
02-11-2001, 08:45 AM
...Why care? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Why is KK so strange? I think it has something to do with being raised by borg weasels in a tiny, tiny forest magically growing on top of a street lamp in a German village in the forties; when the war came, he was expanded to normal size, and now all he wants is some peace and rye toast with his breakfast so can we all please just stop bugging him for autographs.

http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/confused.gif Did I just write that? Oh, well.

Why...does energy manifest itself as vibration on the physical plane?

Zoom Rabbit
02-11-2001, 09:12 PM
Okay, nevermind the last one.

If the doctor says you aren't suppose to use Q-tips to clean your ears because they could puncture the eardrum...then why were Q-tips invented?

K_Kinnison
02-11-2001, 10:30 PM
for applying makeup

Why am i so strange? Because I am actaully normal in a strange world

Why are innies better then outies? (belly buttons)

Admiral
02-11-2001, 11:46 PM
no I think only Ros may be normal, because I don't think I have ever seen her take part in any crazyness. I could be wrong.

I however am definetly insane http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
(Sweet is war to those who have never experinced it.) Roman Proverb

Zoom Rabbit
02-12-2001, 01:57 AM
If I think that something is strange, doesn't that also imply that I will seem strange to it as well? What then does this make of the perception of strangeness?Aaauuggh--! Philosophy headache!

Ros normal? Riiiiiight...

Okay, here's a question: why wasn't ketchup put in squeezebottles until decades after the technology was available?

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Zoom Rabbit
02-12-2001, 01:59 AM
One word about the belly button issue: chafing. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif