1. If practice makes perfect but nobody's perfect, why practice?
  2. Why do they sterilise the needle for lethal injections?
  3. Why do they call it "common sense" when it's so rare?
  4. Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them?
  5. Why do two space ships meeting always face the right way up in Sci-Fi movies?
  6. Why do psychics never win the lottery?
  7. Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?
  8. Why is the person who helps invest all your money called a broker?
  9. Why do we chop a tree "down" and then chop it "up"?
  10. Why is it called 'rush hour' when everything is going so slow?
  11. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we supposed to be clean when we use them?
  12. Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
  13. Why isn't 11 pronounced "onety-one"?
  14. Why isn't the opposite of "shut up" shut down?
  15. Why is the word for fear of long words, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, so long?
  16. If a husband dies, the wife is called a widow. If a child's parents die, the child is called an orphan. Why isn't there a word for a parent that loses a child?
  17. Why is it that night falls but day breaks?
  18. Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
  19. Why are you "in" a movie, but you're "on" TV?
  20. Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?
  21. Why do we choose from just two people for President but 50 for Miss America?
  22. Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up 10 times every hour?
  23. Why are "wise men" and "wise guys" opposites?
  24. Why is a boxing ring square?
  25. Why doesn't "onomatopoeia" sound like what it is?
  26. Why is it so hard to remember how to spell "mnemonic"?
  27. Why is it good when a vacuum sucks a lot?
  28. Why is the third hand on an old watch called the second hand?
  29. Why are they called apartments, when they're all stuck together?
  30. Why are they called buildings, when they're already finished? Shouldn't they be called "builts"?
  31. Why do scientists call it research when looking for something new?
  32. Why do we recite at a play and play at a recital?
  33. Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car is not called a racist?
  34. Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
  35. Why is "abbreviation" such a long word?
  36. Why do most countries have only one anti-monopoly commission?
  37. Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"? Shouldn't it be called a "near hit"?
  38. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
  39. Why is it called "after dark," when it is really "after light"?
  40. If 4 out of 5 people suffer from diarrhea does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?
  41. If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too?
  42. If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
  43. If a deaf person goes to court is it still called a hearing?
  44. If you take an oriental person and spin him around a few times, does he become disoriented?
  45. If a person with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
  46. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?
  47. If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?
  48. If sesame oil comes from sesame seeds and olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from?
  49. If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed Up?
  50. If blind people wear dark glasses, why don't deaf people wear earmuffs?
  51. If "con" is the opposite of "pro," is "Congress" the opposite of "progress"?
  52. If Americans throw rice at weddings, do the Chinese throw hamburgers?
  53. If Pringles are so good that "once you pop, you can't stop", why do they come with a resealable lid?
  54. If we had a president that was a woman, would her husband be the first man?
  55. If there's an exception to every rule, is there an exception to that rule?