Life’s important questions

by Khushboo on February 22, 2012

Unsurprisingly computers can perform calculations within seconds, work out logical computations without error and store memory with flawless accuracy.  Yet believe it or not, the human brain’s processing power is superior to that of a computer…yes even yours ;) ! However like that Mac Book which you’re probably reading this from, the human brain is (ultimately) energy-dependent: it relies on chemicals, primarily oxygen and sugar, to transmit information.  In other words, it needs to be mentally stimulated every so often.

While there are numerous things we can do to boost our brain power, there are also various sites where you can find such information, tips and techniques.  So rather than advise you to incorporate omega 3-filled walnuts into your diet, regularly exercise to increase the blood flow to your brain or meditate to de-stress and enable you to think more clearly, I’ll leave you with some questions. Our brains love questions because they have the power to engage us and to shift our mindsets.  Along with that they drive knowledge and growth, and fuel both creativity and critical thinking.  On that note:

  • Why does the Monopoly man look just like the Pringles guy?

  • Why has no one in Japan opened up a pancake house called Japancakes yet?
  • Why do UK clothes manufacturers jump from a 6 to an 8…what if you’re a 7?
  • Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs!
  • Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?
  • Why is garlic so tasty yet so lethal on the breath?
  • Why do almonds taste better than peanuts but peanut butter tastes better than almond butter?
  • Why does Microsoft Word think I can’t spell my name?
  • Why is abbreviated such a long word?…and why isn’t the word palindrome an actual palindrome?
  • Why do ABC & Twinkle Twinkle Little Star share the same tune?

And finally…

  • If “laughter is the best medicine,” who’s the idiot who “died laughing?”

And if none of these questions do the trick,  grab some vino: studies show that drinking a glass per night correlates with a reduced risk of dementia…I’m just sayin’ ;)

Any memory/brain-boosting tips you have to share?  I’m all for increasing my IQ ;) !

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

fashiongal86 February 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

hahaha I love this post – do u come up with these questions urself? These are so so so funny

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Khushboo Thadani February 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I wish I could take all the credit but some I read online…couldn’t help but share!

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Parita @ myinnershakti February 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I think I saw this on another blog…love it! I think the funniest question I saw somewhere recently was, “why does Tarzan not have a beard?” Hahahahaha!

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Khushboo Thadani February 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Hahah seriously, why doesn’t he??

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Kat February 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm

haha these are great. What an awesome way to think about these statements!

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Alexandra February 22, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Hahaha “Why has no one in Japan opened up a pancake house called Japancakes yet?” That’s too funny!

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sprint2thetable February 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I love the “I need glasses” quote! So very true. :)

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Krystal February 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Hey!! Lol I luv this post! I came across your blog via Parita’s and Sig’s (they are pretty awesome). Why do perfectly good black/brown hair turn into grey’s…so not cool lol

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Check it out if you are into that stuff.

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Khushboo Thadani February 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Thanks…I’m definitely into my nails so will check it out!

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Tessa at Amazing Assett February 23, 2012 at 5:41 am

Hhaaha I needed a laugh today, great post :)

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onehealthymunchkin February 23, 2012 at 7:48 am

Hahaha I loved this! Japancakes sounds like a good idea! It should serve sushi pancakes. ;)

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Khushboo Thadani February 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Ohh I want to try making these- combination of two of the greatest foos!

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Alyse February 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Hahaha Japancakes! This is hilarious. I’m very committed to avoiding dementia, myself ;) Glad to see you’re taking the proper precautions, too!

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Khushboo Thadani February 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

You know it…gotta look out for my heart too ;) !

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honeywhatscooking February 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

really great post. i love that quote about wine. i don’t know about any funny weird things i’ve heard lately… but i really enjoyed the post. interesting – why is garlic so tasty but yet so lethal for our breath.

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Tara February 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Hahaha love these!! I never noticed the Pringles and the monopoly guy. That’s funny! I never thought about slim chance or fat chance either. Great post!

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actorsdiet February 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

ha – i never thought about it but the pringles/monopoly men MUST be related!

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jojo February 23, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I love this!
There are some games I play too.. but the best brain refresher/stimulator for me is to go outside and move my body! I think way more clearly after and can come up with fresh ideas :D
Sudoku is fun too.. :P

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Khushboo Thadani February 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

A walk does wonders! I’m such a sudoku dork- I used to buy books of them and play them for hours on end!

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Ali Mc February 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm

hahaha – I was laughing at a lot fo those. I think I once got some of those in an email. It is weird.

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Ameena February 24, 2012 at 2:42 am

Everything that Microsoft has thinks my name is wrong. Word, Excel, Powerpoint…you name it. It drives me nuts.

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Khushboo Thadani February 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Don’t forget Gmail- gah!

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Brittany February 24, 2012 at 4:41 am

That Japancakes question had me LOL’ing. I loved it..bahaha.

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Sig February 24, 2012 at 7:40 am

Hahaha love the Japancakes – brilliant idea!

Yep Microsoft seems to hate me too…

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com February 26, 2012 at 9:56 am

Microsoft seems to hate us all, I think ;)

Japancakes had me cracking out loud :D

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Khushboo Thadani February 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Should we be offended that the Indian names are often the ones highlighted ;) !

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Jenna@HealthyTrends February 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

hahahaha this post is making me smile, I absolutely love it! So many questions to think of. And microsoft always thinks my name is spelt wrong too!

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