Originally posted by TTfan
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Why do we grow lawns around our houses?
it feels like close to nature and also some say lawns are seen as extensions of oneself..
Why do doughnuts have holes? otherwise some places of the doughnut wud be doughy due to inconsistent cooking!
Why does a newspaper tear smoothly vertically and raggedly horizontally? because of the way the wood fibres are laid..cutting horizontally wud be like cutting them and vertically allows us to cut between them, so its easier..
Ivory soap advertises its product as 99 and 44/100 percent pure - 99 and 44/100 percent what? and what is the impure 56/100 percent of Ivory soap?
It all started in
1881 when Harley Procter, son of Procter & Gamble co-founder William Procter
and a legendary soap salesman in his own right, decided he needed a new angle to
hawk Ivory soap. Then as now people were impressed by scientific testimonials,
and Harley decided if he could come up with a lab test showing Ivory was "purer"
than other soaps, he'd win sales.
Trouble was, there wasn't a standard for purity in soap, so
Harley hired an independent scientific consultant in New York to concoct one.
The consultant concluded that a 100% pure soap would consist of nothing but
fatty acids and alkali, the somewhat yukky sounding substances that nonetheless
are the chief ingredients of most soap. Comparison tests were made with castile
soaps ' the standard of excellence at that time. One chemist's analysis was in
table form with the ingredients listed by percentage. Harley Procter totaled the
ingredients which did not fall into the category of pure soap (The impurities
consisted of uncombined alkali, 0.11%; carbonates, 0.28%; and mineral matter,
0.17%) they equaled 56/100%. He subtracted from 100, and wrote the slogan
"99-44/100% Pure': It Floats." This became a pledge of quality to Ivory
consumers. This phrase is so identified with Ivory, it's registered as a
trademark with the United States Trademark office.
Why doesn't rain come down the chimney into the fireplace when smoke can get out the chimney?
Because the chimney is made that way..if u look from under u cant see the opening on the top..this is to prevent rain entering the fireplace...
Why doesn't sugar spoil or get moldy?
because of lack of moisture...if its left open and moisture is allowed to enter, then it may..
Why doesn't a "two-by-four" measure two inches by four inches?
they say it is to reduce the wood, but it cud be also that when cutting, some is lost...
How did Xmas come to stand for Christmas?
X is apparently the first of the of the Greek word for Christ, so in order to make the feeling less religious, they probably decided to substitute X for Christ in christmas...
What is half of 6+2?
applying BODMAS, of is before addition, so it shud be 5
What is a ghost's favorite type of food?
What is a witch's favorite school subject?
What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all?
What is an aliens favorite sport?
What is the longest word in the English language?
smiles, there is a mile between the first and last letter
What is a cat's favorite color?
What is put on a table and cut, but never eaten?
a pack of cards