Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Why can't someone design a bicycle helmet that doesn't make me look like I am competing in the Tour de France?

Why didn't humans evolve with a third hand? It would be so useful for those little household projects where one hand is holding the material together, the other is holding the flashlight, and one more hand is needed to hold the pencil, screwdriver, wrench, or saw.

Why did it take 100 years for guys to realize that protecting their brains was as important as protecting their balls? The first "cup" was used in hockey in 1874, but the first helmet didn't appear until 1974.

Why, after 200,000 years of human evolution, do kids still need braces to straighten their teeth?

Why can't they design boxer shorts with a fly both front and back so you never put them on backwards?

So many questions, so few answers.


  1. Third hand? No way. I've always wanted a prehensile tail.


  2. I'd like to be able to throw a ball. My ancient female ancestors must have been able to throw a coconut, what happened?