This weeks prompt at Sunday Scribblings is Oracle
Some people think they know everything! Aren’t they irritating? It’s even worse when they really do know everything! ‘Orrible Oracles' I call ‘em! That’s why it’s fun to have a few questions up your sleeve to fire at them when you want to put them in their place.
The trouble is that most questions do in fact have an answer. Once I thought I’d be clever and ask what a question with no answer is called. Back came the answer – rhetorical! I wondered once how it is that you hear yourself think, but apparently you don’t actually hear anything at all, you just think you do! When you are born how is it possible to think if you can’t speak and know no words? Answer that one!
Why isn’t 11 pronounced one-teen or onety-one? Speaking of numbers how about this one? If it’s zero degrees celsius outside today, and tomorrow is going to be twice as cold, how cold will it be? I once got a ‘know-all’ really going with that one. And just for a change I knew the answer. That is, I thought I knew the answer. It’s so complicated that nobody dares question me, yet if I’m to be perfectly honest I don’t understand the answer at all!
Apparently temperature is based on how much molecules move in a second, so at 0 degrees they are not moving very fast. But twice as cold means they move twice as slowly compared to the speed they were moving at 0 degrees, and it comes to minus 8,200 degrees! Challenge me if you dare!
If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? When people ask you for the time they often point to their wrist. So what should they logically point to when they need directions to the bathroom?
If you really do enjoy a challenge, the post a couple before this one is called ‘What Would You Ask?’ Click HERE and have a go!
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