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Is there anything the Honey Badger does care about?

The Honey Badger Don’t Care.  That’s the internet phenomenon, everyone knows it.  But does the Honey Badger really not care? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2012 in Silly, What?

 

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I think my stuffed bear is actually an evil genius trying to take over the world. How can I be sure of this?

A sticky situation indeed.  You need to start by asking yourself a few simple questions.

1.  Do you often feel tired, particularly in the mornings, or find it difficult to drag yourself out of bed?

–  This can be a sign that your bear is testing out new biological weaponry or anaesthetics on you.  Try leaving the window open a smidge overnight to prevent buildup of toxic substances. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in How?, Silly

 

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Why do we get that weird falling sensation at the top of the stairs when there aren’t any more steps?

Escher jokes aside, some people do experience this phenomenon and have no idea why. It’s actually really simple. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2012 in Silly, Why?

 

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Where does the light go when I turn all the lights off and close the curtains?

You’re in a bright, well-lit room. But when the power goes out, where does all that lovely light that the room was so full of, go? It was wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, a room packed with light. Sure, you’ve ceased production of new light, but the existing stuff can’t just disappear into thin air – after all, the first thing they teach you in physics is that energy can’t be destroyed. So what happens? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2012 in Silly, What?, Where?

 

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Why do I only get crap songs stuck in my head?


We all know what it’s like. You get a crap song stuck in your head on Monday. It’s still there on Tuesday. You’re singing it in your sleep by Wednesday, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday you’re about ready to stab yourself. You like to make yourself believe that you can beat it, but the minute you let it under your skin, there’s no limit to how long your brain will hold on to the crappest of musical offerings. You know this much is true.

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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Silly, Why?

 

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Do worms sleep? If so, what do they dream of?

A simple question, but not so easy to answer definitively… After all it is quite hard to tell just by looking at a worm whether it is asleep.

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Posted by on February 11, 2012 in Silly, What?

 

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Are vampires real? If so, is Harry Potter one?

Vampires are a very fashionable business at the moment, aren’t they? Some are glittery and aloof, others are hardcore killing machines. Yet none of these bear any resemblance to real vampires. The proper, old-school kind. I’ve no doubt that they are real.

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Posted by on September 1, 2010 in Silly, What?, Who?

 

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Why was Gandalf in Lord of the Rings yet not in Star Wars?

Replace ASBOs with compulsory Storm Trooper outfits for the police.

A very good question, considering that Gandalf is not only a very powerful force on planetary scale, but also immortal.

However, it is the source of his immortality that unlocks this particular riddle.

Gandalf, as all the wizards, is a kind of demi-god sent to counter Sauron and  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2010 in Silly, Why?

 

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Why are bogeys green?

The truth of the matter is that not all bogeys are green.  They can range all the way from clear down to filthy grey/black.  So why the variety?

First we must identify the standard types of snot, and their common causes.

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Posted by on April 3, 2010 in Silly, Why?

 

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Steve Jobs sucks goats. Why the Hell is this site made on a Mac?

"Mummy, why is my brother a different colour?"

Although Apple and goats do have certain properties in common, it is with sadness that I must report Steve Jobs is in fact more successful than our goat friends.
While Mac is approaching 8% of the world’s PC market, goats only account for 2% of globally consumed dairy products.
I would hope that Mr Jobs is partial to some feta with his lunch, because like his software, goat’s milk is more easily processed by humans.  The reduced acidity makes it easier to digest and less likely to cause irritation to the system.
Although our bovine counterpart is more widely used and available everywhere, it is less suitable for the very young and very elderly due to high instance of bacteria and shorter shelf-life.   Pasteurisation may remove most viruses, however, this produces a remarkably bland and generic flavour.
Goat’s milk has been used by a small minority for centuries to make some of the world’s most delicious cheeses.  Goats deserve some recognition for producing high-quality, healthy and simple goods; even if they are not to your taste.
 
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Posted by on March 20, 2010 in Silly, Why?