By Usama Rasheed
Fri, 11, 17

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

Things to ponder

  • Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?COMIC RELIEF
  • Why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed?
  • Why “abbreviated” is such a long word?
  • Why doctors call what they do “practice”?
  • Why you have to click on “Start” to stop Windows XP?
  • Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavour, while dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons?
  • Why the man who invests all your money is called a broker?
  • Why there isn’t mouse-flavoured cat food?
  • Who tastes dog food when it has a “new and improved” flavour?
  • Why they don’t make the whole plane out of the material used for the indestructible black box?
  • Why sheep don’t shrink when it rains?
  • Why they are called apartments when they are all stuck together?
  • Why they call the airport “the terminal” if flying is so safe?

Where is my goat?

There were these two guys out hiking when they came upon an old, abandoned mine shaft. Curious about its depth, they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, COMIC RELIEFbut they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing. They searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole.

The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area and they said that one had just jumped into the mine shaft in front of them. The man replied, “Oh, no! That couldn’t be my goat. Mine was tied to a railroad tie.”


Compiled by Usama Rasheed