a contest was held for people to submit their theories on
(Subject: Probability Theory)
If an infinite number of hunters riding in an infinite number
of pickup trucks fire an infinite number of shotgun rounds
at an infinite number of highway signs, they will eventually
produce all the world's great literary works in Braille.
Why Yawning Is Contagious: You yawn to equalize the pressure
on your eardrums. This pressure change outside your eardrums
unbalances other people's ear pressures, so they then yawn
to even it out.
(Subject: Symbolic Logic)
Communist China is technologically underdeveloped because
they have no alphabet and therefore cannot use acronyms
to communicate technical ideas at a faster rate.
(Subject: Newtonian Mechanics)
The earth may spin faster on its axis due to deforestation.
Just as a figure skater's rate of spin increases when the
arms are brought in close to the body, the cutting of tall
trees may cause our planet to spin dangerously fast.
The quantity of consonants in the English language is constant.
If omitted in one place, they turn up in another. When a
Bostonian "pahks his cah," the lost R's migrate southwest,
causing a Texan to "warsh" his car and invest in "erl" wells.
(Subject: Perpetual Motion)
When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and
when toast is dropped, it always lands buttered side down.
It was proposed to strap giant slabs of hot buttered toast
to the back of a hundred tethered cats; the two opposing
forces will cause the cats to hover, spinning inches above
the ground. Using the giant buttered toast/cat array, a
high-speed monorail could easily link New York with Chicago.