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Why do fish swim in schools?
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To confuse predators

Why do people yawn?
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To expel carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide builds up in the bloodstream when the body is inactive

Why are red wine bottles made to be tinted?
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Sun damages the quality of wine

Why when setting up a home surround sound system, the subwoofer can be placed anywhere in the room?
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The subwoofer is omnidirectional; the human ear can’t distinguish the direction a bass sound is coming from

Why were coins originally made with serrated edges?
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Coins were made out of expensive metals and people would file off the edges of the coin so ridges were put on the edge of the coin to deter this

King David of Israel, Alexander the Great, King Charlemagne and Augustus Caesar are not historically associated, however there are millions of pictures depicting them together. Why?
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The kings in a deck of cards depict those four kings

Why are golf balls made with dimples?
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The dimples create less friction or drag with the air allowing the ball to travel further

Why was the Dead Sea given its name?
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It is because the water is so salty that life cannot flourish in the water

When the moon is directly overhead you weigh slightly less. Why?
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The moon's’ gravitational pull

It would probably take you longer to type the word ‘stewardess’ than most 10 letter words. Why?
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Stewardesses is the longest word that only uses the left side of the keyboard. So you would use 1 hand.

The left lung is slightly smaller than the right. Why?
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To make room for the heart

Why is salt put on icy roads?
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Salt lowers the freezing point of water

Why would you never see a rainbow at midday?
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The sun rays have to make an angle below 42 degrees to be able to create a rainbow

Ever notice that there isn’t an E in the A-F grading system. Why?
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It is because the E was often mistaken for standing for Excellent

Why are there no clocks in Las Vegas Casinos?
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It is so gamblers lose track of time. There are also no windows so people don’t know if it is day or night.

More smartphone apps are downloaded on Christmas day than any other day. Why is this?
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It is the day when the most smartphones are received

Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
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Glue dries when the air from the glue can evaporate into the air

Many old cars have a design where one can lock all the doors in the car without the key except for the driver's door which has to be locked with a key. Why?
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So people don’t lock their keys in their car

Why were spiked dog collars invented in Ancient Greece?
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To protect dogs necks from wolves

Why do dogs have wet noses?
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Temperature regulation, they sweat through their nose
FULL QUESTION AND ANSWER LIST
Why do fish swim in schools?
To confuse predators

Why do people yawn?
To expel carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide builds up in the bloodstream when the body is inactive

Why are red wine bottles made to be tinted?
Sun damages the quality of wine

Why when setting up a home surround sound system, the subwoofer can be placed anywhere in the room?
The subwoofer is omnidirectional; the human ear can’t distinguish the direction a bass sound is coming from

Why were coins originally made with serrated edges?
Coins were made out of expensive metals and people would file off the edges of the coin so ridges were put on the edge of the coin to deter this
King David of Israel, Alexander the Great, King Charlemagne and Augustus Caesar are not historically associated, however there are millions of pictures depicting them together. Why?
The kings in a deck of cards depict those four kings

Why are golf balls made with dimples?
The dimples create less friction or drag with the air allowing the ball to travel further

Why was the Dead Sea given its name?
It is because the water is so salty that life cannot flourish in the water

When the moon is directly overhead you weigh slightly less. Why?
The moon's’ gravitational pull

It would probably take you longer to type the word 'Stewardesses' than any other word. Why?
Stewardesses is the longest word that only uses the left side of the keyboard

The left lung is slightly smaller than the right. Why?
To make room for the heart

Why is salt put on icy roads?
Salt lowers the freezing point of water

Why would you never see a rainbow at midday?
The sun rays have to make an angle below 42 degrees to be able to create a rainbow

Ever notice that there isn’t an E in the A-F grading system. Why?
It is because the E was often mistaken for standing for Excellent

Why are there no clocks in Las Vegas Casinos?
It is so gamblers lose track of time. There are also no windows so people don’t know if it is day or night.

More smartphone apps are downloaded on Christmas day than any other day. Why is this?
It is the day when the most smartphones are received

Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
Glue dries when the air from the glue can evaporate into the air
Many old cars have a design where you can lock all the doors in the car without the key except for the driver's door which has to be locked with a key. Why?
So people don’t lock their keys in their car

Why were spiked dog collars invented in Ancient Greece?
To protect dogs necks from wolves

Why do dogs have wet noses?
Temperature regulation, they sweat through their nose

Bonus Question: We as people can’t tickle ourselves, why?
Tickling works on nerve ending impulses. The brain recognises that someone is tickling oneself and the impulse is not there and therefore neither is the tickling sensation

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