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Life Facts We Are Unable to Explain (24 pics)

Posted in Random » WTF   10 May 2012   / 12735 views

Can anyone make it clear once and for all, why certain things are just like that?

 






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Fenrisulven 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Too much stuff that only relates to Americans in this post.
Anyway, you forgot: why does people hit the computer screen and not the computer when it's slow? (not related to laptops etc)
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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Narcotics 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
21 . It's not . # 16 . only stupid languages tell that . :)
       
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j b 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#16 stupid languages like English? :-)

In the old days, "w" was a vowel. Like the Walisian harp called "crwt" - pronounced as if written "crooth". Or listen to the sound of "uuoman", "couu" or "vouuel" ...sorry, "woman", "cow" and "vowel".

Even other letter pairs are unclear about vowel/consonant. "i" and "j" were earlier the same letter. In some languages and words/names, the sound was more consonant-like, so the "j" spelling was adopted, while languages with a more vowel-like pronounciation chose the "i" spelling. A couple examples: The Norwegian queen is named "Sonja" in Norwegian; the English form of the same name is "Sonia". The Swedish children's book/movie heroine "Ronia, the robber's daughter" is named "Ronja" in the original text. And, the Norwegian/Swedish pronounciation of these names IS slightly different from the English; you CAN hear the consonant.
       
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irkandji 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#03 because of the smaller resistance :D
       
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Other 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Izi, you put celeb news on the site all the time, and then you ask why Kardashians made a fortune? It is because of people like you!
       
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ChrisR 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#13 Because an F is easily faked into an E. Duh!
       
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Terje 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
is that so? :) I live in Norway, where we have the E grade. And sure enough, there was this guy last summer who got sentenced to jail for forging a F into an E...
       
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j b 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#13: When I first asked about this, I was explained that it was to avoid discussions. D is the lowest passing grade, so if you are TWO below that, then there is no doubt. Maybe the F could be raised to E, but it still would be a fail, so an appeal is probably useless.

When I was teaching (and evaluating test), I followed the same principle: When adding score points (which frequently requires non-exact judgements), whenever a candidate would ALMOST pass, I would review my point assignments to pull him above the line. That happened quite often, and the effect was to create a "hole" in the points earned (for the class as a whole): The score for those failing was significantly below the passing limit. A few times, there were students trying to appeal a just-passing grade, and when I explained the scoring to them before they filed a formal appeal (that was a mandatory part of the procedure), every one of them accepted the orignial grading.
       
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AnnaMolly 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#16 (j b = TL;DR) the letter U was written like V in Latin. I don't know if it is THE answer but that's one answer anyway.
       
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Medieval Prof 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Anna Molly's answer is correct.
       
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DarkWolf 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#10 Because you should be looking and paying attention. Not staring at the ground.
#12 To check for barf drool
#13 There used to be an E years ago. But then they wanted to make sure you knew how bad you Failed.
#15 It's a more eliquent form of writing. Sadly, one which will be totally lost soon enough.
#16 What AnnaMolly said.
#18 Agree.
#21 Because you suck at drawing.
#22 Size. The dual springs under it as well as the larger size makes it sound deeper.
#23 Because it is. She has a mild mannered secret identity.
#24 And this surprises you... why?
       
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Cancamuso 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Cursive is used to write foreign language words. For example "We are going to it [c]burritos[/c].

At least that's the rule in Spanish when we must write something in English without the translation.
       
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almonfire 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
because it rhymes abcdef"G" hijk-lmno"P" qrs-tuv, wx-y and "Z"

its the alphabet song idiots, it is made so kids can learn the alphabet... it's catchy
       
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incognito562 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
true shit !
       
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frosch 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
ignorance is bliss!
       
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Court 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#6 because the artist draws cell images so that animators can re-use older cells
#1 because most people learn the alphabet from the alphabet song which is also twinkle twinkle little star
       
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