Friday’s Super Short Stories!

Share your wisdom of why “Wisdom Teeth” are called “Wisdom Teeth”? 

Time machine not needed! One can travel anywhere by getting lost in books and music! 

If one stands under a coconut tree, and gets hit by a falling coconut, don’t blame the tree! 

 

 

64 thoughts on “Friday’s Super Short Stories!

  1. Because they don’t come in until a person is “older and wiser”. And yes, I would likely blame the coconut tree and give it a good swift kick, thus breaking a toe, and then blame it for that and punch it, thus breaking a knuckle or two. This is how it goes with me … and so, it would be best if the coconut rendered me unconscious so I could do no damage to either tree or self. 😉

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      • There are some people who should never get them!

        Exactly the same!!! Stupid #$%& auto-correct! I did have one good one with auto-correct, though, back when John McCain & Sarah Palin were running against President Obama. Every time I would type ‘Palin’ in my phone, it would be changed to “Pain” … I thought it was quite appropriately, and therefore I left it alone! 🤣

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  2. Hi Jason – THAT reminded me of THIS:

    THERMODYNAMICS OF HELL The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so “profound” that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

    Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

    Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

    1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

    2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over. So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, “It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,” and take into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in having an affair with her, then number 2 above cannot be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and will not freeze over. THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY “A”

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  3. I could not possibly add a comment to today’s Friday’s Super Short Stories that would be nearly as entertaining or witty as any of the above…which could lead one to suspect that mayhaps I never had wisdom teeth. I’ll never tell! I am, however, aware that today is National Peanut Butter Day and wise enough to know that it is a day to indulge in Peter Pan’s Simply Ground Honey Roast Peanut Butter…by the spoonful! Thank-you!

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      • Miss JoyRoses, there is peanut butter and then there is the ultimate…Peter Pan’s Simply Ground Honey Roast Peanut Butter!! Simply Ground is neither smooth nor crunchy. It contains finely ground peanuts that offers the best of both worlds in one jar! The label says “Creamy with a Bit Of Crunch” and that describes it perfectly. The only downside is that it became virtually impossible to obtain. For some unknown reason it had disappeared from store shelves beginning with the local markets and too soon could not even be gotten through Walmart.com. I have a theory in regards to that…whenever I love a product it is like the kiss of death for it. I have long considered in my retirement becoming a taste-tester for numerous companies…if I love it, even though it is indeed good, it will not prove profitable in the long run and is best tossed before investing their time and money. But, I digress! At one time it could be bought in large jars, not so any longer…only in 15 ounce jars and even that had become impossible to obtain. Just as I was falling into PPSGHRPB Withdrawal, a horrendous affliction, eldest Daughter came to my rescue by mounting an intensive online search. Eventually she met with success having discovered it at a food supply service that sells cases of 6 jars. Whilst it is priced within budget, the shipping charge is outrageous and is often out of stock resulting at times in a month or more wait. I valiantly pace myself for this event, try not to overindulge and hope for a speedy delivery. Today is a day of indulgence, as befits the occasion! However, I cannot permit myself an overindulgence that would leave me bereft on National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day on March 1st and National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day on April 2nd. It is a quandary to be sure! A spoonful will be consumed in your name, no need to thank me, it’s the least I can do for one that does not have PPSGHRPB readily available! Thank-you!

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  4. Wisdom teeth are called such because they are wise, they wait till there’s just enough space to materialize, and who needs a time machine, getting into a box is scary much like getting onto a dentist’s chair, let’s just read a book about time and travel somewhere like to a tropical island but beware of the falling coconuts so it is safer to be seated comfortably in our own armchair and let wisdom sprout without lifting a finger except to flip the pages of a book and touch the tooth that was wise to rise.!

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  5. early man discovered that those teeth in the back of our mouth served no purpose, so he naturally asked another cave man “what’s wit dem teeth?”; over the years it just evolved into wisdom teeth. and as for getting lost, social media and YouTube usually do it for me as well…

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