How and Why

FAQ

FAQ

Q: Why is there a leap day?
Simple, to keep our calendar on track by compensating for Earth’s imperfect orbit of the Sun.

Q: Why is the sky blue?
Well, it does “cry” a lot. But it’s because blue light’s short wavelengths aren’t easily absorbed and bounce off the sky, creating a sapphire hue.

Q: Why is my poop green?
As gross as this is, let’s be honest—the internet is great for saving face while asking such taboo questions. This happens through food coloring, bile, or an excess of vegetables. Consult your doctor if symptoms persist.

Q: Why are cats afraid of cucumbers?
Debate continues over the numerous instances of cats being terrified by cucumbers. Theories range from “the cats are simply scared of any object unexpectedly placed behind them” to “cucumbers resemble snakes and trigger an inherent flight reflex.”

Q: Why do dogs eat grass?
Some enjoy the taste of grass, but many do it for nutritional (especially fiber) purposes.

Q: Why do cats purr?
To convey a variety of emotions, often happiness, but sometimes discomfort. Keep those cucumbers away from them.

Q: Why am I so tired?
Probably because you just read a question about yawning.

Q: Why do we dream?
We really don’t know. Perhaps dreams are just what the brain happens to do as it rests during the night.

Q: Why are flags at half-mast today?
To honor… whatever is going on the day this is asked.

Q: Why are firetrucks red?
To help them stand out with a dominant color.

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
It’s a metaphor for death. “The other side” means the afterlife.

Q: Why do cats knead?
This forward-and-backward motion with the front paws is likely a remnant from kittenhood, where young felines knead to stimulate the flow of milk from their mothers.

Q: Why do men have nipples?
We’re not sure, though one scientist jokes “so that men can have the breast of both worlds.”

Q: Why do men cheat?
In relationships? Because some of us are jerks.
In games? Because I’ll be darned if I’m going to lose at Candy Land again.

Q: Why do dogs howl?
It’s a social tool used to communicate.

Q: Why is my eye twitching?
You’re probably browsing the Facebooks of my exes.

Q: Why are flamingos pink?
Actually, they’re born with gray feathers; these turn pink through a natural dye, canthaxanthin, in their meals.

Q: Why do dogs lick?
It’s mostly a sign of affection. They mean well!

Q: Why is my period late?
As a guy with limited knowledge of the subject and limited willingness to research it, all I can say is this: it could be a natural fluctuation, or it could mean you’re pregnant.

Q: Why do my nipples hurt?
What have you been doing in your spare time?

Q: Why do dogs eat poop?
Many wild animals do this in an attempt to extract more nutrients from the same food. If your dog is consistently demonstrating such behavior, make sure they’re getting a balanced diet.

Q: Why do men love witches?
Let’s just say this question didn’t begin as “witches.”
This largely depends on the guy and whether they want a long-term relationship or a fling.

Q: Why is it called Black Friday?
Surprisingly, historians aren’t entirely sure, thinking it began as a negative term to describe the heavy traffic of the day.

Q: Why do people snore?
Snoring occurs when people can’t adequately move air through their throat and nose. While a common issue, take note, as it could indicate certain health problems.

Q: Why am I always cold?
Obviously, the temperature changes with the season, so dress appropriately. Beyond that, make sure you’re eating enough sustenance for your body to convert to heat.

Q: Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?
A day that will live in infamy, Pearl Harbor would later be judged as a war crime because it happened prior to any declaration of war on America. Japan hoped to disable our naval forces, preventing us from interfering with their invasion plans for various countries.

Q: Why am I always hungry?
There’s a tone change for ya. Make sure you’re eating enough, and make sure it’s filling (high-fiber diets should help).

Q: Why did Hitler hate Jews?
Back to WWII already? Jews have long been persecuted, and Hitler’s particular disdain likely boils down to simply racism: a belief that some races are inherently superior.

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