Friday, December 28, 2007

The Consequences of Asking "Why?" receiving a book for Christmas entitled, "Imponderables". It answers over 500 kinds of questions that people have pondered at one point or another. Such as "Why don't we get goosebumps on our face?" or "Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze?" What? Are you waiting for me to tell you?

It's a fun read for those times you only have a few moments to spare...which is why the book currently resides in our Porcelain Library.

Okay, the goose bump thing has to do with the hair on your body and because our faces aren't covered with hair the way our arms and legs, etc. are. But according to the book, dogs can get goosebumps on their faces. But how would you know? And most of your grandfathers probably told you that if you sneezed with your eyes open, your eyeballs would pop out. An exaggeration, but not by much. Did you know that the human body sneezes with such force that at the exact moment of that sneeze, EVERYTHING in the body shuts down?!

Good grief, as much as I sneeze, that could explain a few things about the way I think. :)


Bonnie said...

The worst is when you sneeze when you're driving! I try to hold it but sometimes achoo! and yes, the eyes close and it scares me to death! In that split second anything can happen. Now, about the no hair on the face thing - tell that to women who have reached menopause ;-D.

hope said...

I think they meant the "werewolf" kind of hairy, not the "Gee, who knew I could grow a mustache?" kind of girly. :)