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The Population of China in Perspective, Things to Ponder

Global population can be a bit of an enigma for some of us. This visual attempts to “showing” the size of various countries while contrasting those to the 800-poind gorilla (China -the largest) country. 

In the spirit of keeping this commentary light, here are some Things to Ponder which was sent to us recently from a client:

Things to Ponder

  1. If poison passes its expiration date, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous? 
  2. Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C?
  3. Do twins ever realize that at least one of them is unplanned? 
  4. Why in the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V?
  5. Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and It just takes 75-100 years to fully work.  
  6. Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty.  
  7. The word "swims" upside-down is still "swims" 
  8. 100 years ago, everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses.      

Great Confusions Still Unresolved

  1. At a movie theater, which arm rest is yours?
  2. If people evolve from monkeys, why are monkeys still around? 
  3. Why is there a 'D' in fridge, but not in refrigerator?  
  4. Who knew what time it was when the first clock was made?

Vagaries of English Language!

  1. Ever wonder why the word funeral starts with FUN?
  2. Why isn't a Fireman called a Waterman?  
  3. How come Lipstick does not do what it says?   
  4. If money does not grow on trees, how come Banks have Branches?  
  5. If a Vegetarian eats vegetable, what does a Humanitarian eat?     
  6. How do you get off a non-stop Flight?   
  7. Why are goods sent by ship called CARGO and those sent by truck SHIPMENT?   
  8. Why do we put cups in the dishwasher and the dishes in the Cupboard?  
  9. Why do doctors 'practice' medicine? Are they having practice at the cost of the patients?    
  10. Why is it called 'Rush Hour' when traffic moves at its slowest then?  
  11. How come noses run and feet smell? 
  12. Why do they call it a TV 'set' when there is only one?  
  13. What are you vacating when you go on a vacation?    
  14. Did you know that if you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them? 

FourThoughts – Jim Butler, CFP®, AIF®


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