Category Archives: Questions by Laura

Why do we cry tears when we are upset? (alex note- in the sense that an expression of sadness is not enough)

I think it’s an internal thing, rather than an ‘expression’ per se. Although, I’m not sure if I’m just trying to conveniently define expression to make a point. Is expression about showing someone something, or about letting/getting something out? For … Continue reading

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Why, according to Sod’s law, does toast land butter side down?

For a start, the toast thing is technically an application of sods law, rather than the definition of the law. In fact, i don’t think it’s true (although I did recently drop the entire contents of a tub of margarine … Continue reading

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Why don’t potatoes count towards your 5-a-day?

Because they are not colourful enough. And people would assume that meant they could eat chips five times a day and be okay. The same goes for ‘legumes’ (they are trying to imply baked beans), which can only count for … Continue reading

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Why does absence make the heart grow fonder?

E Maj E Nation. Pure and simple (and cynical and bitter). Possibly it’s only my problem, but maybe others just don’t talk about it so much. Basically, I know my heart fills in the gaps with whatever makes it feels … Continue reading

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Do doctors go to the doctors?

I really thought this was a simple ‘obviously’ until I sat and thought of it too long. Now I’m not so sure. Physician, heal thyself. Do they? I mean, I bet there’s some self medication going on. But then, they’ll … Continue reading

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Why does the female orgasm exist, physiologically?

Because a single male is definitely the best person to ask this question. Seriously, last time (or more likely the first time) a dude (Freud) got involved in this, shit got fucked up. There’s social hangovers from that ridiculousness even … Continue reading

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Why do different languages exist?

There’s a story about this. It’s kind of ridiculous, and so what I end up saying may be kind of blasphemous, hope you don’t mind too much. So the people of Babel, they wanted to build a big tower. This … Continue reading

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Why is the sky blue?

I’m beginning to have a problem with whys. Here’s the answer you expect: Colour is built of certain frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum. The waves of visible light go from longer waves (red) through the colours of the rainbow (and … Continue reading

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