For a while, I’ve had a short mental list of “stupid questions that people will try to answer even though they make no damn sense.” Some examples:

“Why is ‘Bible’ spelled b-i-b-l-e and ‘libel’ spelled l-i-b-e-l?”

“Who would win a fight between the Pillsbury Dough Boy and the Hamburger Helper glove?” (Bonus followup: “What about a tag-team wrestling match with the doughboy and the glove versus the Aunt Jemima syrup bottle and Snuggles the fabric softener bear?”)

Today, courtesy of Usenet, I picked up a new entry: “What would happen if the Earth suddenly turned into a planet-sized watermelon?”

That is all.

[Anne comments]:

You forgot the one I thought of on the way to work last month: “If milk spoils when it’s warm, why is it ok when it’s inside the cow?” That one, however, has a logical answer. ๐Ÿ™‚

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