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Old 04-13-2009, 03:12 AM   #1
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Things that make you wonder

Don't you wonder?
It just makes you wonder........well it does!!

EVER WONDER where we are headed...

Why the sun lightens our hair,
but darkens our skin?

Why women can't put on mascara
with their mouth closed?

Why you don't ever see the headline:
"Psychic Wins Lottery? "

Why "abbreviated" is such a long word?

Why Doctors call what they do "practice? "

Why you have to click on "Start"
to stop Windows?

Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavour, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?

Why the man who invests all your money is called a "Broker?"

Why there isn't mouse flavored cat food?

Who tastes dog food when it has a
"new & improved" flavour?

Why Noah didn't swat those two mosquitoes?

Why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

Why they don't make the whole plane out of the material used for the indestructible black box?

Why sheep don't shrink when it rains?

Why they are called apartments when
they are all stuck together?

If con is the opposite of pro,
is Congress the opposite of progress?

Why they call the airport "the terminal"
if flying is so safe?

AND...

In case you need further proof that the human race is doomed because of stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods.

On a Myer hairdryer:
"Do not use while sleeping".
(Darn, and that's the only time I have to work on my hair).

On a bag of Chips:
You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
(The shoplifter special?)

On a bar of Palmolive soap:
"Directions: Use like regular soap".
(And that would be how???)

On some frozen dinners:
"Serving suggestion: Defrost".
(But, it's just a suggestion).

On Nana's Tiramisu dessert
(printed on bottom):
"Do not turn upside down".
(Well...duh, a bit late, huh)!

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:
"Product will be hot after heating."
(And you thought????...)

On packaging for a K-Mart iron:
"Do not iron clothes on body".
(But wouldn't this save me more time?)

On Boot's Children Cough Medicine:
"Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5 year olds with head colds off those forklifts.)

On Nytol Sleep Aid:
"Warning: May cause drowsiness."
(And...I'm taking this because???)

On most brands of Christmas lights:
"For indoor or outdoor use only."
(As opposed to....what?)

On a Japanese food processor:
"Not to be used for the other use."
(Now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)

On Nobby's peanuts:
"Warning: contains nuts."
(Talk about a news flash!)

On an Airlines packet of nuts:
"Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."
(Step 3: maybe, uh...fly Easy Jet?)

I don't blame the company, I blame the parents for this one:
On a child's superman costume:
"Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."

On a Swedish chainsaw:
"Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals."
(Was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:22 AM   #2
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Those are cute. I have one more I have always wondered, if I might add it to the list...

Why do they put Braille on the drive up ATM machine?
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:51 AM   #3
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Those are cute. I have one more I have always wondered, if I might add it to the list...

Why do they put Braille on the drive up ATM machine?
i have also wondered about that.
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:35 AM   #4
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I've seen that list before and it's fun to be reminded of some of the weird things that go on around us.

Here's one to add to the list:

How come hot dogs come in packages of 10, but the buns are sold in quantities of 8?
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Those are cute. I have one more I have always wondered, if I might add it to the list...

Why do they put Braille on the drive up ATM machine?
It's the law. And all ATMs are made the same.
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:55 AM   #6
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I've seen that list before and it's fun to be reminded of some of the weird things that go on around us.

Here's one to add to the list:

How come hot dogs come in packages of 10, but the buns are sold in quantities of 8?
herbrew national only has 6 in the pack.

you think it's the bun makers way of making you buy more!?!?
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herbrew national only has 6 in the pack.

you think it's the bun makers way of making you buy more!?!?
The Hebrew National 6 pack are meant to be eaten with sandwich rolls which do come 6 to a pack. They are too big for a regular bun (I buy them all the time) but fit perfect on a sandwich roll. I eat them instead of brats. Not a fan of brats which is apparently sacrilege in this part of the country.
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The Hebrew National 6 pack are meant to be eaten with sandwich rolls which do come 6 to a pack. They are too big for a regular bun (I buy them all the time) but fit perfect on a sandwich roll. I eat them instead of brats. Not a fan of brats which is apparently sacrilege in this part of the country.
i buy those extra long buns sometimes. i like the dog to hang out the ends anyway. i don't really like buns but for dogs i deal. burgers always go on poppy seed rolls not those soft mushy buns.
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cute... thanks for sharing.
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cute... thanks for sharing.
you're welcome and thank you
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