Why Ask Why?

Why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor when you can't 
drink and drive?

Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of 

Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited 

Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?

How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the 

If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there 
locks on the doors?

If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?

If nothing ever sticks to TEFLON, how do they make TEFLON stick to 
the pan?

If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it 
from a height, what would happen?

If you're in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when 
you turn on the headlights?

You know how most packages say "Open here".  What is the protocol 
if the package says, "Open somewhere else"?

Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a 
shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called 

You know that little indestructible black box that is used on 
planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same 

Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you 
turn down the volume on the radio?

Did you know who in 1923 was:

1.  President of the largest steel company?
2.  President of the largest gas company?
3.  President of the New York Stock Exchange?
4.  Greatest wheat speculator?
5.  President of the Bank of International Settlement?
6.  Great Bear of Wall Street?

These men should have been considered some of the world's most 
successful men.  At least they found the secret of making money. 
Now more than 55 years later, do you know what has become of these 

1. The President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, 
   died a pauper.

2. The President of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, is 

3. The President of the N.Y.S.E., Richard Whitney, was released 
   from prison to die at home.

4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, 

5. The President of the Bank of International Settlement shot 

6. The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Rivermore, died of 

The same year, 1923, the winner of the most important golf 
championship, Gene Sarazan, won the U.S. Open and PGA Tournaments.  
Today he is still playing golf and is solvent.

This letter originated in The Netherlands, has been passed around 
the world at least 20 times, bringing good luck to everyone who 
passed it on.  The one who breaks the chain will have bad luck.


From: Sumiko Yabe 

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