1) If, instead of being round, the sun were square-shaped, would light bulbs also be square-shaped? Would clocks be square-shaped?
2) What is dry ale? How can a liquid ever be dry?
3) Are babies considered illiterate? They obviously can’t read, but does the term apply to anyone who can’t read or just those we expect to be able to read?
4) If goats could learn to ride bicycles, would they be able to, unlike human beings, forget how to ride them?
5) What mysterious place do ideas come from? Isaac Newton supposedly conceived of the physics of gravity when observing an apple falling from a tree. What about high-heeled shoes? Did the person who invented them observe a woman getting a tent stake stuck in the heel of her shoe?
6) What if earthquakes are just the tiny vibrations of our footsteps stored together underneath the ground which, after a few decades or so, are suddenly released back upward all at once?
7) And lastly, does anyone know how to correctly use the word pretentious? To oversimplify a bit, it is a word that means finding much more meaning in something than is actually there, i.e. reading a story about a steamboat traveling up a river and believing it is a metaphor for the female reproductive system. Most people use the word to mean “someone who disagrees with me on intellectual grounds”, i.e. you are pretentious because you believe people should use words correctly. So, does using the word pretentious incorrectly imply an act of pretension itself? Am I being pretentious for even asking that question? Are questions themselves often pretentious because an answer is always expected by the asking even if there likely isn’t an answer? Do I question too much? What is a question? Who is to say? What the heck? Why the long face? Who dat? How what who when why which? Huh?
Just thought I’d ask.