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The first word spoken on the moon was "okay". (Or not - see comments). Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the ca...

The question is - Why?

Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one?

Why are they called apartments, when they’re all stuck together?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why are marbles called marbles when they're made of glass?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money into telescopes just to look at things on the ground?

Why do scientists call it research when looking for something new?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?

Why is a carrot more orange than an orange?

Why does rain "drop" but snow "falls".

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why do we call it a building if it's already been built?

Why do we go under over-passes and over under-passes?

Why doesn't the hair on your arms and legs grow as fast as the hair on your head?

Why are they called 'Hot Dogs' when they are not even dog meat?

Why do we press harder on the remote control when we know the batteries are running low?

Why is abbreviation such a long word?

Why is there only one Monopolies Commission?

Why do we say an alarm clock 'goes off' when really it 'comes on'?

Why are elderly people often called "old people" but children are never called "new people"?

Why are there five syllables in the word "monosyllabic"?

Why is it that if someone yells "duck" they are helping you, but if they yell "chicken" they are insulting you?

Why is China also called the People's Republic Of China when China's not a republic?

Why doesn't onomatopoeia sound like what it is?

Why is more than one goose called geese but more than one moose is not meese?

Why is a manhole cover round?

Why do you put two cents in when its only a penny for your thoughts?

Why is it that to stop Windows, you have to click on "Start"?

Why did Noah let mosquitoes onto the ark?

Why do they call Greenland Greenland when its all ice, and Iceland
Iceland when its all green?

Why are stairs called 'stairs' when inside, but when you're outside they're called 'steps'?

Why does round pizza come in a square box?

Why don't sheep shrink in the rain?

Why are cigarettes sold in petrol stations when you're not allowed to smoke there?

Why do people keep on pushing more and more buttons when their computer freezes?

Why are periods called MENstruation?

Why do teachers need answer books?

Why isn't phonetic spelt the way it sounds?

Why do they say, "In Case of Fire, Do Not Use Elevator"? How would you put a fire out with an elevator?

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money in the account?

Why is it called a MISSile if it was made to hit things?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do you always push a door when it says pull and pull it when it says push?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are 4 billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why are we willing to spend hours looking for the remote control and unwilling to just walk to the TV?

Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Why is it that no matter what colour bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why do we call trousers a “pair of trousers” but a bra is only a bra?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his skin, but he ducks when anyone throws something at him?

Why is it called a TV set when you only get one?

Why isn't there mouse-flavoured cat food?

Why is it so hard to remember how to spell mnemonic?

Why do people keep looking in the refrigerator to see if there's something to eat?

Why don't plastic bags open on your first try?

Why is it that whenever you attempt to stop something falling off the table you knock something else off?

Why do we say "It's all right," when someone knocks into us?

Why do we try to keep our houses as warm in winter as it was during the summer when we complained about the heat?

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

Why do people say that they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up 10 times every hour?

Why are you "in" a movie, but you're "on" TV?

Why do people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up at least every two hours?

Why do Americans choose from just two people for President and 50 for Miss America?