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Things that make no sense or are just weird
« on: December 01, 2016, 11:09 »
Post anything here that you think makes no sense or is just weird.

People are arrested and sent to death row for killing people. People working at death row are paid to kill people!

If knowledge is power, power is corruption, corruption leads to violence, and violence isn't tolerated in school, why do we go to school? (I got this one from a forum somewhere)

The brain named itself.

These are just a few examples. Can you come up with anything else?
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 11:22 »
Halloween- All year around parents tell their children not to take candy from strangers. But what happens on Halloween? Parents actively encourage their small children to literally walk up to complete strangers and beg for candy.

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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2016, 18:18 »
 Magnets. How do they work?

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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2016, 18:44 »
You would only need to be able to fold a piece of paper in half 43 times for it to reach the moon. Unfortunately it's impossible to properly fold a piece of paper in half more than 8 times
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2016, 20:30 »
Magnets. How do they work?

I bet scientists be making you pissed

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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2016, 21:19 »
Canned pet food- How do we know that they taste like the label says? Are the pet food companies hiring people to taste it? And do those people get paid minimum wage or a high salary to do the job?
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2016, 21:29 »
All year around parents tell their children not to take candy from strangers.

Adding to this. Parents always tell their children to never talk to any strangers. How the hell are children supposed to make friends when they first start school if they're not allowed to talk to people they don't know?

Teachers are effectively strangers to children when they first start school too. Does this mean that parents don't want their children talking to teachers in order to learn things?

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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 08:46 »
Taken at face value, that doesn't make sense. The underlying idea is "don't talk to random people on the street in an open environment, especially since you're a vulnerable little 7 year old and they're able to do whatever the hell they want to you."

It doesn't cover a regulated environment like school, and it implies you should also be careful to a degree when interacting with people for the first time as you grow up. Taken at face value it's dumb, taken as it's intended it's not. Is your issue that the saying isn't wordy enough?

Magnets. How do they work?

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You would only need to be able to fold a piece of paper in half 43 times for it to reach the moon. Unfortunately it's impossible to properly fold a piece of paper in half more than 8 times
What do you mean by this? I'm legitimately curious - is it basically saying that 2^43 * the thickness of a sheet of paper is the distance between the earth and the moon?

Anyway, something that doesn't make sense to me still is Simpson's Paradox. It's basically saying that you can use the same batch of statistics to actually imply two contradicting things.

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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2016, 10:01 »
Whenever I literally went anywhere whatsoever, my mum always told me to never talk to strangers, implying that she didn't want me to talk to anybody whatsoever. I can't even write on this very forum while my mum is watching, without her being overly suspicious of who I'm talking to!

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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2016, 10:41 »
You would only need to be able to fold a piece of paper in half 43 times for it to reach the moon. Unfortunately it's impossible to properly fold a piece of paper in half more than 8 times

Only like 103/104ish and you reach the size of the universe too, which is kinda crazy!

(Also I swear the number of times you can fold a sheet of paper keeps slowly creeping up - like I'm pretty sure it used to be 7 because I got really excited when I was younger and folded it 8 times and thought I made a world record haha - maybe in a few centuries we will reach the moon!)
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2016, 12:06 »
Me!

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Our parents tell us not to talk to strangers and here we are talking to strangers on a forum! :P
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2016, 13:24 »
How about those right wing Christian parents who think anything involving sex and violence is evil and children must be shielded from such things? And yet they let their kids read the Bible which is far more graphic than some R rated movies could ever be. There's the whole section about how women during that time of the month cannot be touched by anyone else or else they will all become "unclean," nailing people to pieces of wood, drugging your own father and committing incest, extremely detailed depictions of people being killed, telling people that they can't eat ham or shellfish or even wear synthetic or mixed fabrics, and that some guy was swallowed by a fish and lived. I go to church but even I see how ridiculous it is to base your entire life off of the Bible.
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2016, 21:11 »
^nb: periods are not inappropriate and children do not need to be sheltered from them.


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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2016, 21:56 »
what's heavier??? a kilogramme of steel or a kilogramme of feathers?!?!???

a kilogramme of human beings



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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2016, 23:45 »
oh god not this meme
What do you mean by this? I'm legitimately curious - is it basically saying that 2^43 * the thickness of a sheet of paper is the distance between the earth and the moon?

Okay so it' actually 48 times but I found a snazzy YouTube video to explain for me.

If that's tl;dr basically it's about exponential growth because every time you fold the paper in half it doubles in size so all you have to do is keep multiplying the thickness of a sheet of paper by two until you reach a number the same size as the distance to the moon :)
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