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  • Why is John Kasich all over Google news?

    When looking up the news there are always 4-5 stories about him on the bottom of the page. I have never Googled him. Did he pay Google a small fortune to shove him in all of our faces?

    1 AnswerGoogle5 years ago
  • Why are I constantly forced to hear about the Kardashians every time I try to read the news?

    They are not interesting, there are millions of women on the planet that are way prettier and who actually have talent- why are these unimpressive people constantly forced on us- I don't care how they looked in a dress or if their mom shot them to the front of the line to clench a modeling shoot. I think of all the women (and men) who could have been on all the magazine covers that these women hog and keep exclusively to themselves. They have no talent or interesting personalities. WTF?

    3 AnswersPolls & Surveys5 years ago
  • How does one define "good" vs. "bad" poetry?

    It always seemed like a discipline that was vulnerable to hacks to me, as it is so subjective in nature. Can you direct me to maybe one or two isolated lines of both "good" and "bad" poetry and give your insights as to why they are so?

    2 AnswersPoetry5 years ago
  • How are courtroom proceedings different in real life than they are portrayed on television and movies?

    Is the format the same in real courtrooms with the prosecution and defense lawyers sparing with each other, along with the "sustained" and "I'll allow it" orders of the judge?

    How do they make the courtroom actually look interesting in media? In real life do defendants finally burst under pressure, disregard the orders of their lawyer and spill all the beans to the courtroom while ominous music is piped in through a loud speaker?

    How much do reality and t.v. differ on this matter?

    2 AnswersLaw & Ethics5 years ago
  • How much do you think it would cost to have someone custom build me an eggplant car?

    It would be purple with air conditioning and room to seat at least 4. It would look like a big eggplant driving down the street. The green stem part would be in the rear of the car, the round part in front. Any ideas of where I should start?

    2 AnswersOther - Cars & Transportation5 years ago
  • Will robo-cars like Google's replace truck driving in the future?

    Can computers complete every task that a human is required to do in this profession?

    Would they be programmed or would they be drones? Would they be on autopilot most of the time if this were the case?

    3 AnswersPolitics5 years ago
  • When crash landing a plane, aim for the beach? What about the people on the beach?

    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/plane-kills-young-...

    Heard that the daughter just died as well. Two people were in the plane, two people were on the beach. To save himself and his passenger, he aimed for a crash landing on the beach. Guy there with his 9 year-old daughter didn't see it coming, since they were not playing on an airstrip, after all.

    I've heard the same thing about a dad out jogging while vacationing with his wife and kids who was blindsided by the wing of a plane in a similar incident, and he was killed pretty much instantly as well. Why would someone crash land a plane on a beach during the height of SUMMER. What the $%^* were they thinking? Group A got into a bit of trouble, and Group B needed to be sacrificed in order for Group A to live. Anyone else see anything wrong with this picture? Why use the beach as a de facto landing strip?

    2 AnswersAir Travel6 years ago
  • Did mosquitoes ruin it for everybody?

    Speaking mainly of the insect and small winged creature families-

    I used to give a lot of bugs a chance. I really did. I would go as far as to calm myself, get them into an appropriate receptical, and escort them to a safe local. Now a days, I kill any hovering creature, almost without discretion. Any small thing that can fly, really.

    Are there good mosquitoes? Do mosquitoes have a purpose? Can you spell 'mosquito' on cue, if called in front of a large and respectable group of people (without using a spell check)?

    I know that there isn't a lot of urgency on this issue, but it remains an issue all the same. Please share your thoughts, seeking insight and such.

    4 AnswersEtiquette6 years ago
  • How did the Wicked Witch of the West bathe herself?

    Spoiler Alert!

    She was allergic to WATER!

    HAAAYYYOOOOHHH!!!

    4 AnswersMovies6 years ago
  • Should Mike Chang start making movies?

    Technically he already does, but if he's gonna be that buff and camera ready he might as well do his own show...

    but everybody does that now. More brute strength than weapons or fighting maybe, but an action MOVIE, duh. He's Mike Chang.

    1 AnswerMovies6 years ago
  • FIFA World Cup 2014 So was this event foreshadowing?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGSQVg-OG14

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    I asked a question a while back why it seemed Brazil got such an easy lineup (basically guaranteeing their way to a large amount of time to play in the tournament) and people responded by saying that they will have to pay the piper eventually- you can't avoid the strongest opponents forever.

    I mean, what if Brazil was up against Germany or The Netherlands on day 1? Wouldn't want to take that chance if your tourism and national pride is on the climb... and the gamble seems to have paid off poorly. I'm not saying that this doesn't seem to happen in basically any country that is holding a major sports event, but this is just embarrassing. I'm now hearing that Germany "went easy" on Brazil in the second half to spare the humiliation. 7 - 1. Then this 3 - 0. Didn't the U.S. play those teams? And do way better? How about the contenders of the knockout match all get a friendly match against Brazil. Maybe we could do it for charity. Then everyone won't have to worry about conflated pride that they can't back up.

    2 AnswersFIFA World Cup (TM)6 years ago
  • Half of my medication missing?

    I was diagnosed with ADD as a teenager, and have been taking medication for it for decades.

    The current doctor I have writes a prescription for 60 tablets every month for me, and has done so for years. The quantity has always been 60.

    This time after receiving my prescription, I noticed a day later that the amount in the bottle seemed incredibly low, and then I saw that the quantity written on the bottle was for 30 tablets.

    In case it might be a mistake (on my Dr.'s end) I emailed him and will go into his office tomorrow morning to get things straightened out- I don't want to be hasty and blame Rite Aide employees for stealing.

    However, if I get written documentation/proof that the prescription was originally written for 60 tablets and that the shortage in amount is due to the pharmacy, what steps should I take?

    The prescription in question is methylphenidate, and it is classifed as a schedule II drug, as it has a high potential for abuse (people use it to party, etc.).

    I am really bothered at the thought of an employee stealing part of my prescription from me, and if this is the case, what are some more severe actions I can take rather than just talking to the manager? What kind of actions can I take (within the law, of course) that can let them know that I am very serious about this (or things that I can tell them I will do if the matter is not handled in a serious manner)?

    Thank you in advance.

    2 AnswersZoology6 years ago
  • A question about the "Goldilocks Zone"?

    It is seen as a big deal when astronomers and scientists find a planet in another solar system that sits at a similar proximity from the star it orbits that our planet does. Not too hot, not too cold, they say.

    But all stars aren't created equal, are they?

    Aren't some stars bigger and hotter than others? Wouldn't that make the Goldilocks zone differ from star to star? Wouldn't say, a bigger and brighter star require any planet that supported life to be further away from its star than say, Earth is?

    Aren't there a lot of other variables than just distance?

    7 AnswersAstronomy & Space7 years ago
  • How is the Miss America pageant judged?

    I was just reading the following article:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/27/us-usa-p...

    So I decided to do a Google image search, and I did not find either the winner or the runner up to be anything special. Neither are anything close to drop dead gorgeous.

    Why does it always seem like there are prettier girls working at most local supermarkets than the ones who are winning pageants?

    Although I realize that the whole practice of objectifying women by their looks is blatantly sexist, if we are going to do it, shouldn't we at least do it correctly?

    When I talk about good looking I mean a symmetrical face, like the golden proportion ratio. You can go to any college campus and find multiple women who are more pleasing to the eye than these two.

    1 AnswerOther - Beauty & Style7 years ago
  • Have you ever heard of race walking?

    Apparently you can't have more than one foot off of the ground at any given time. I wonder how they enforce that. Anyway, it looks like Russians are the best at it followed by the Chinese.

    Not to diminish the sport, but I wonder what the international 100 yd crab-walk record is.

    3 AnswersRunning7 years ago
  • Text books for learning?

    Why are text books that are required for college classes always so dull and something that you would never choose as a learning aide on your own?

    If I wanted to learn music theory, for instance, I would probably go to Barnes and Noble or shop online and I know I could find an author who is able to put themselves into the minds of a novice and would explain it in a way that was intuitive and interesting.

    In contrast, textbooks are wordy (sometimes giving such long explanations that you have drifted off to thinking about something more interesting in the mean time) and a chore to read. Even trying to look things up in them feels awkward- they just feel so uninviting and I wonder how many people would actually read them on a regular basis on their own volition. I really can't see anyone regularly doing that, I just can't.

    Why textbooks? Why?

    1 AnswerTeaching7 years ago
  • Brazil easy schedule, World Cup?

    I was watching a video on possible FIFA World Cup manipulation, and it was pretty odd how the male host would start to open up the ball, then drop it below eyesight for 10 seconds, and then bring up a slip of paper with a country's name on it. The female host took about 2 seconds when she did it, and the ball remained within eyesight.

    I can understand that as the host country it would be very disheartening to lose early, but when I look at the match-ups, Brazil seems to have a pretty easy schedule. The toughest match up they had was with Mexico, and now they are going to play Chile, which has already lost.

    Something just feels funny about all of it to me, if someone could explain some of this and how it's not some huge conspiracy to give Brazil every advantage they can, please do. I thank you in advance.

    3 AnswersFIFA World Cup (TM)7 years ago
  • How does elimination work in the World Cup?

    I was following the results of earlier matches and was wondering how a team can lose one or two times and still be in the running. Why should a possible champ be given the chance to lose a time or two?

    3 AnswersFIFA World Cup (TM)7 years ago
  • AI with emotion?

    Emotion is something that a lot of people overlook as something not necessary in performing advanced functions- and they are in part right by the reality you see around you. But if you really wanted a robot to act more like a human or a companion, it seems like you would have to build in a set of ethics or decision making/learning trees into the Artificial Intelligence- making it less efficient, but more "alive" from our perspective.

    A robot might stop a task even though it would cause more work if some other priority came to pass- saving a person from danger or calling police, etc. And it would possibly have some priority system that fit the values of our society- and even if it wasn't original, it could randomly pick phrases or responses that would be logically and grammatically correct and provide the backdrop for a conversation one on one with a human.

    Emotion seems like it would be another fail-safe to stop the killer robot nightmare scenario, etc.

    Emotion and Artificial Intelligence? Your refrigerator also being your therapist or shoulder to lean on. Asking you questions to give you perspective on life and to realize things won't always be so bad...

    What do you think?

    1 AnswerOther - Society & Culture7 years ago