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#1 of 28 Paul Padilla

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Posted March 25 2008 - 09:44 AM

I had a strange childhood flash a little while ago that recalled an odd question I had as a child to which my Mother's eyeballs most certainly spun like a slot machine.

Looking back, what is the silliest, oddball, for all intents and purposes unanswerable question you had as a kid? I am not talking about meaning of life stuff.
Pure silliness only. Posted Image


Mine: Why does the Robinson family on the Jupiter II all get to go to sleep at night when they're in space but the Enterprise always has someone steering the ship? (Please...no "because it's just a show" thread craps.) Just having fun.
I'm a ****ing idiot 'cause I can't make a lamp?
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What do you know about trigonometry?
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Posted March 25 2008 - 11:34 AM

Being on a junior youth fellowship church (Methodist) outing to the Amish country in Pennsylvania and visiting the town of Intercourse, PA and picking up the newspaper, "Intercourse News" and asking all the chaperons what on earth was so funny about the newspaper??? Posted Image I never got a straight answer...

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Posted March 25 2008 - 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Jay H
Being on a junior youth fellowship church (Methodist) outing to the Amish country in Pennsylvania and visiting the town of GOGOGO.COM and picking up the newspaper, Intercourse News and asking all the chaperons what on earth was so funny about the newspaper??? Posted Image I never got a straight answer...
If you'd still like to know, I'm show one of us can answer it for you.

#4 of 28 Johnny Angell

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Posted March 25 2008 - 03:51 PM

My sister, Lila, once asked, "how many fees in FBI?"
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#5 of 28 Chris

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Posted March 25 2008 - 04:35 PM

The question that left my younger syblings horrified:

"Gargamel keeps catching the smurfs but they always escape before his pot warms up to through them in. Why doesn't he just flash fry one or two fast, and make the rest cold cuts?"
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Posted March 25 2008 - 11:40 PM

I once asked a teacher in elementary school "if our knees bent the other way, what would our desks look like?" I don't remember if I ever got an answer.

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Posted March 25 2008 - 11:43 PM

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Posted March 26 2008 - 04:45 AM

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I once asked a teacher in elementary school "if our knees bent the other way, what would our desks look like?" I don't remember if I ever got an answer.

Wow, I guess Stephen Wright stole that line from you, then?

#9 of 28 Paul Padilla

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Posted March 26 2008 - 07:28 AM

Yikes people...lighten up. I'm assuming Jon intended a Posted Image after his post. And if not...no need to overreact and send the thread down that path.

Here's another.
Could God microwave a burrito so hot that he, himself couldn not eat it? Wait...that wasn't me...that was Homer J.Posted Image
I'm a ****ing idiot 'cause I can't make a lamp?
No, you're a genius 'cause you can't make a lamp.
What do you know about trigonometry?
I could care less about trigonometry.
Did you know without trigonometry there would be no engineering? Without lamps there'd be no light.

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Posted March 26 2008 - 02:43 PM

do snakes have long tails or long necks? (borrowed from my brother in law)

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Posted March 26 2008 - 03:06 PM

Our son is significantly autistic. On some days, he's a really great kid, other days not so much.

But he's incredibly bright, ahead of his peers in math, science, and reading skills by grade levels.. but on the social front, he's way behind, and he has "issues" with language and the kinds of questions are appropriate for a second grader to ask.

So, during a second grade class, after recess, kids go to the bathroom, and he comes back into the classroom, raises his hand and says "my penis has a cover; xyz student doesn't, is that why mine is bigger?"

The entire class SPINS and his paraprofessional almost chokes on the milk she's drinking.

I hear about this yesterday, and outside of hearing about the normal issue he has with cursing, I have to admit, as a teacher, this is the kind of question I would dread. Posted Image
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#12 of 28 Philip Hamm

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Posted March 27 2008 - 01:53 AM

I walked up to my father (I think I was 3) and said with absolutely no reservation "is eff a bad word?"

My father said "Yes, eff is a very bad word you should not say that. Who taught you that word?" to which I responded immediately and enthusiastically:

"Michael did!". Referring to my older brother Michael.

Another older brother John was the one who really had taught me the word!
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#13 of 28 Paul Padilla

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Posted March 27 2008 - 02:30 AM

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"my penis has a cover; xyz student doesn't, is that why mine is bigger?"
I'm very sorry about your son's condition, but OMG that quote is hillarious! Pure honesty.

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"is eff a bad word?"
I'm not clear. Are you saying you had heard someone actually replacing f*ck with "eff" in conversation (I.e. "get the eff out of my way) and wanted to know literally if "eff" was the bad word? For a period of time my oldest brother took to using the phrase "mother flower". Funny how we think we're fooling anyone.
I'm a ****ing idiot 'cause I can't make a lamp?
No, you're a genius 'cause you can't make a lamp.
What do you know about trigonometry?
I could care less about trigonometry.
Did you know without trigonometry there would be no engineering? Without lamps there'd be no light.

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Posted March 27 2008 - 03:43 AM

" Why are people in England lactose intolerant?" - asked by a 6 year old whose British friends are lactose intolerant.
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Posted March 27 2008 - 04:06 AM

Similar tangent:

My son once asked at the grocery store why brown chicken eggs are brown.

"Because they come from 'chickens of color'," I replied.
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Posted March 27 2008 - 07:52 AM

There's plenty more where that came from at:

the childhood beliefs site - I Used To Believe

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Posted March 27 2008 - 08:34 AM

I was an early and voracious reader. I remember sometime around the age of 8 reading an article in a magazine that mentionned Lesbians. Having no idea what a lesbian was I asked my dad where the country of Lesbia was.
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Posted March 28 2008 - 02:18 AM

When our oldest son was in kindergarten, my wife and I went to our first meet the teachers night. We met his kindergarten teacher and she tells us the gym teacher wants to talk to us. My wife and I are thinking, what could this be about? So we go find his gym teacher and the teacher explains that she had the kids all get mats, she explained the exercises she wanted the kids to do and asked the kids if they had any questions. My son raises his hand and asks her where the exit sign tells you to go. She's telling us this like there was something horribly wrong with him asking about the exit sign. We think he's just being inquisitive. My son is now a PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Biology, ha ha.

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Posted March 28 2008 - 03:07 AM

I asked my second grade teacher how to spell pnemonia..and she told me to go look it up in the dictionary. Even then the logic of the statement baffled me..If I dont know how to spell it..how can I look it up-especially with a word beginning with a silent P

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Posted March 28 2008 - 09:28 AM

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and she told me to go look it up in the dictionary.

5 bucks says she didn't know how to spell it either. Posted Image


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