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A series of slides showing funny questions. Good to use during the "warm-up" phase of a presentation, while the audience is getting settled in.
Many thanks to Michelle Bourgeois for contributions.

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  • Why

    1. 1. Why...
    2. 2. Why don’t you ever see the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”?
    3. 3. Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
    4. 4. Why is it that doctors call what they do “practice”?
    5. 5. Why is the personwho invests all your money called a broker?
    6. 6. If a cow laughed,would milk come out her nose?
    7. 7. So what’s the speed of dark?
    8. 8. How comeabbreviated is such a long word?
    9. 9. Since light travels faster than sound, isthat why some people appear bright untilyou hear them speak?
    10. 10. If it’s true that we are here to help others,then what exactly arethe OTHERS here for?
    11. 11. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station...
    12. 12. If FedEx and UPSwere to merge, would they call it FedUP?
    13. 13. Do Lipton employeestake coffee breaks?
    14. 14. What hair color do they put on thedriver’s licenses of bald men?
    15. 15. Should women putpictures of missing husbands on beer cans?
    16. 16. How much deeperwould oceans be ifsponges didn’t live there?
    17. 17. After eating, doamphibians need towait an hour before getting OUT of the water?
    18. 18. If you’re sending someone someStyrofoam by mail,what do you pack it in?
    19. 19. Is it true that cannibals don’t eatclowns because they taste funny?
    20. 20. Isn’t Disney World apeople trap operated by a mouse?
    21. 21. Whose idea was it for the word “lisp” to have an “s” in it?
    22. 22. Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?
    23. 23. Do people who spend $2.00 on bottles ofexpensive water know that Evian spelled backwards is naive?
    24. 24. If the police arrest amime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
    25. 25. How do they get deerto cross at that yellow road sign?
    26. 26. What was the bestthing before sliced bread?
    27. 27. If you try to fail andsucceed, which have you done?
    28. 28. Why isn’t phoneticspelled the way it sounds?
    29. 29. Have you everimagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
    30. 30. Why is something transported by carcalled a shipment, but somethingtransported by a ship called cargo?
    31. 31. If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the “terminal”?
    32. 32. Why doesn’tonomatopoeia sound like what it is?
    33. 33. Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?
    34. 34. Why is it so hard toremember how to spell mnemonic?
    35. 35. Why are there flotation devicesunder plane seats instead of parachutes?
    36. 36. Why are they called apartments when they’re all stuck together?
    37. 37. How did a fool and hismoney get together in the first place?
    38. 38. Why do we recite at a play and play at a recital?
    39. 39. When sign-makers goon strike, is anything written on their signs?
    40. 40. What do you do when you see an endangered animaleating an endangered plant?
    41. 41. What happens whenyou get scared half to death twice?
    42. 42. How can there be self- help “groups”?
    43. 43. If the folks at thepsychic hotline truly were psychic,wouldn’t they call you first?
    44. 44. If “con” is the opposite of “pro,” is Congress the opposite of progress?
    45. 45. If practice makes perfect and nobody’sperfect, why practice?
    46. 46. Will your answer tothis question be no?
    47. 47. So, whats so magic about a Magic Marker?
    48. 48. Does SuperGlue stick to Teflon?
    49. 49. How was hailmeasured before golfballs were invented?
    50. 50. How do “Keep off the grass” signs get there?
    51. 51. If a man told you he was a pathologicalliar, would you believe him?
    52. 52. If Jimmy cracks cornand no one cares, why is there a song about it?
    53. 53. If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of coconuts, why can’the fix a hole in a boat?
    54. 54. Why is minimalism such a big word?
    55. 55. Doesn’t expecting theunexpected make the unexpected the expected?
    56. 56. Do illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?
    57. 57. Why are there fivesyllables in the word monosyllabic?
    58. 58. Shouldn’t it be “Some things in moderation”?

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