If you're like me, and my wife assures me that there aren't many of you out there that fit that description, you have a lot of stuff rattling around in your brain. Questions you want answered. Everything I learn makes me ask another question, and to tell you the truth it's not always questions like:
"Why is there so much suffering in the world?"
"Why am I here? Where am I going? What is the purpose of life?"
It's not that I don't think about those things, it's just that you can't just pick up a book and read the answer.
On New Year's Day, I sat down to write out a list of questions that I want to find answers to, this year. And it grew, and grew, and grew...it really got out of hand, to tell you the truth. I was overloaded and overwhelmed, and just sat there in a stupor -- which never accomplishes anything. So I came up with a plan:
Bite size pieces.
I'm going to break the, ever expanding, list down into manageable increments of five questions each. Once I've satisfactorily answered those questions, I'll move on to the next five. Here are the first five questions:
1. What does this mean?
I mean, I know the equation stands for energy equals mass times the speed of light, squared -- but, what does it mean? Why is it revolutionary?
I suspect this question may carry over...
2. People call this a spatula:
But I was raised calling this a spatula (we called the other thing a pancake turneroverer):
Which one is a spatula?
3. Why does Saturn have rings? (And on a side note, why is it more acceptable to pronounce Uranus "urine-us" than it is to call it "yer-aynus"?)
My inlaws gave us a membership to the local planetarium for Christmas, and I'm planning on exploring these and other astronomy related questions with gusto this year!
4. What does the "K" in Kmart stand for?
5. What is the name of this muppet?
I love the muppets, and I've seen this guy all my life -- he's the bass player for the Electric Mayhem, but I have no idea what his name is.
There you have it. I told you they weren't earth shattering. My mind is a sponge for useless trivia.
By the way, if you have any of the answers, I'd love to hear them -- not only am I trivial, I'm also lazy.