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S0Noma
12-21-2006, 08:38 AM
What comes after 999 trillion?


Why do train whistles at night always sound lonely and mournful? Not so in the daytime.


Given the exchange and dispersion of matter, how likely is it/how often do we inhale/consume and/or incorporate into our own protein structure molecules that were once in some historical figure, say Abraham Lincoln?


Lasers are now powerful and small (at least I think they are), so why don't our troops carry laser guns?


Why is smooth peanut butter cheaper than nutty?


If we taught animals to talk, how would that affect the world?


What would happen to the stock market if a meteor impacted the earth? What would happen to the global markets and the U.S. market? Say a meteor hits inside U.S. borders and takes out two states.


Is it possible to collect all the cookie dough in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream and actually bake cookies from it?


How clean is bar soap in a public bathroom? Is it "self-cleaning," since it's soap? It seems like a health hazard to me.


Why did Zidane head-butt his opponent in the World Cup final? Do the French not fight with their fists?


When we are approaching another person, like in a hallway, why do we step to our left? That is, try and pass right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder.


I have been pondering this situation for as long as I can remember (maybe age 7-8) and it drives me nuts. It makes me feel like my head will implode if I think any harder. Is the universe infinite? It must end somewhere. But when it ends there must be something on the other side right?


If a group of passengers on a hijacked plane wanted to, could they bring a plane down by all of them using their cell phones at the same time?


Why do humans die so young? In biblical times, people lived for several hundred years; now living to 100 is considered a long life. What happened?


How can I tell if I was the first person to use the term "K-fed-up" in relation to Britney's divorce?


Why is the No. 8 always the same combination (tamale, enchilada, rice, beans) in any Mexican restaurant I visit? This includes primarily the southeast United States but not obvious franchises.


Hi, how does nature make water? How does nature combine one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms to make water? If we knew how nature makes water, then perhaps we can then find an efficient way of separating hydrogen from oxygen, thus creating the ultimate source for energy.


Why is grilled chicken tasting increasingly rubbery and odd?


i need more money.....what business can i start that will not take a lot of time...i have internet access daily...........and i have saturday morning free before 12 noon to run around. i work from 7am to 9:30 pm..............


Just suppose, one day someone wants to sell you an old gold bar. You don't know if it belongs to any treasure, and you can't find out if there is any reward for it, if it was a lost treasure. How would you go about melting it and selling it? The same would go for a gemstone about the size of a dinner plate. How would you go about selling it? If you're living in a country that is corrupt and you cannot trust the government, or anyone else, what can you do?


Can you tell me how long it will take if you eat rat poison to see if it is going to affect you? Please e-mail me back. Because my niece ate some.


Hi. I just wanted to know if our eyeballs roll back when we are sleeping (or closed) or do they shake? Or


PYGMIES: How/when/where/still in existence/do we mate with them?


Do dolphins actually save people? If so, why do they do this?


I have a sister that stresses the hell out of me. For example this one sister out of three knows that I am recovering from a serious car accident. I thank God for saving my life, and healing me each and every day. My question is can a person who complains and talks about the same complaining crap every day stress you completely out? About four days ago I had to tell this one sister (Annie) basically to get a life and stop bugging me with her problems and everybody else's. I reminded her that I am still in a neck brace and healing I really need to know if a person can really stress you out with the same old thing over and over and over again. PLEASE ANSWER BACK ASAP.


Can someone be forced to masturbate?

Why do we make a "lip-smacking" sound when kissing closed-mouth? We do make the sound; it doesn't happen on its own ...

What's likely to happen to people, or what might they feel, when they're killed instantly?

Can a state in the United States split into two or more states? If so, how? I think Texas has a special provision for being able to divide into up to five states. But I am wondering about the others.

I have noticed that a lot of mainstream movies feature men peeing. Are the actors really peeing?

yea i have my own 620 gang and i dont know how to run it to make not look like a little bitch gang joke it is just me and my friend how do i run it?

Hi. How did the horse in the movie about dreams make it to not only survive but to win again? Was this movie true?

Working in my yard yesterday, I killed a gnat in my ear canal, where it had flown. I couldn't remove the body as my finger was too fat. What happens to it now?

What is the richest religion? Scientology has a lot of Hollywood stars and I think they actually make their members give money, but Catholicism is a very old religion with its own country. Also, Islam has a lot of members but I don't know about their money situation.

Is chicken considered meat?

Hello ... Could you tell me if there's been any kind of medical discovery in the last 30 years besides DNA.

Are UFOs confirmed to be from other Alien Planets?


The Explainer will answer one of these questions in an upcoming column. Please send your pick to ask_the_explainer@yahoo.com. Your e-mail should have the subject line "Explainer Question of the Year."

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