Odd questions

 

Thought I'd ask one odd question and see if anyone else has things they are curious about but didn't want to ask.

I'm simply curious. When you are done preparing your bagel do you eat the top or bottom first?

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bottom first

regularly I eat bottom first though not always.

Bottom first

Bottom first, but please don’t ask me why because I have no idea!

On a similar topic, a few years ago they supposedly took a survey of people on the street in Manhattan as to whether they preferred ketchup or mustard on a hot dog. The result was most preferred ketchup, but would prefer not to admit to it! Coming from the midwest, I’m a ketchup guy.

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Another Odd Question...

Bagel halves are one thing, but let's get seriously odd. This one has bugged be for decades. What time is it at the South Pole?

Any time you desire!

jollywally wrote:

Bagel halves are one thing, but let's get seriously odd. This one has bugged be for decades. What time is it at the South Pole?

In theory all time zones exist at the South Pole, and North Pole as well. So if you stand 5-feet away from where all the longitudinal lines meet (the Geographic Pole), and walk in a circle, you have walked through all 24 time zones in the span of a few seconds. See https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/antarctica.

The South Pole is technically on land, or at least something firm, whereas the North Pole is located in water. For other weird things about the South Pole, see https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/south-pole/.

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Well..

Box Car wrote:

Thought I'd ask one odd question and see if anyone else has things they are curious about but didn't want to ask.

I'm simply curious. When you are done preparing your bagel do you eat the top or bottom first?

I'm not certain there is a top or bottom.

One surface may have more "stuff" on it than another, seeds, salt, etc.

It's kind of like asking how many edges does a bagel have or do you cut the crust off a bagle when you use it to make a sandwich?

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Yes

jollywally wrote:

This one has bugged be for decades. What time is it at the South Pole?

Yes, it's always the time you think it could be. twisted

One odd thing

I have noticed. People will quite often put their glasses on to "HEAR" better!

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Maybe the glasses have the

Maybe the glasses have the hearing built in....

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Why do…

…some people put ketchup on their French fries and other people put a pile of ketchup on their napkin and dip the fries in the ketchup? confused

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Why do people ask these

Why do people ask these questions?

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In Europe

maddog67 wrote:

…some people put ketchup on their French fries and other people put a pile of ketchup on their napkin and dip the fries in the ketchup? confused

They use Mayonnaise with their fries and you have to ask and pay extra for ketchup.

BTW: In Australia ketchup is called Tomato Sauce!

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then what is tomato sauce

then what is tomato sauce called?
Who uses malt vinegar on their french fries?

Malt vinegar

ruggb wrote:

then what is tomato sauce called?
Who uses malt vinegar on their french fries?

The English use it for their Fish and chips and many Canadians given a choice will use Malt Vinegar too.

In the USA it is damn hard to get any kind of vinegar at any fast food joints. They look at you as if you have two heads!

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Some controversy there

Melaqueman wrote:
maddog67 wrote:

BTW: In Australia ketchup is called Tomato Sauce!

See https://news.com.au/lifestyle/food/whats-the-difference-betw...

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I Do This

Melaqueman wrote:

I have noticed. People will quite often put their glasses on to "HEAR" better!

I've worn glasses for 60 years, and I think I have probably done this since my 20s at least (now 73).

Maybe we do this in order to aid understanding by lip-reading, or simply to pick-up on other visual cues?

Or, maybe we glasses-people always feel slightly naked when we are not wearing them. I would rather be caught without my clothes than without my glasses.

Vinegar people. Vinegar.

maddog67 wrote:

…some people put ketchup on their French fries and other people put a pile of ketchup on their napkin and dip the fries in the ketchup? confused

Always vinegar on french-fries, and Malt vinegar at that.

(although I confess to gravy in a previous life, but only when the fries are accompanied by a hot-beef or hot-turkey sandwich.)

humm

Box Car wrote:

Thought I'd ask one odd question and see if anyone else has things they are curious about but didn't want to ask.

I'm simply curious. When you are done preparing your bagel do you eat the top or bottom first?

Whichever half I prepared last and is still in my hand gets the first bite.

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less messy

maddog67 wrote:

…some people put ketchup on their French fries and other people put a pile of ketchup on their napkin and dip the fries in the ketchup? confused

I like to dip my fries, that way is a lot less messy for the hands.

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the only time

I've ever had them was when they were provided at work, in which case, I bit into both halves as if a sandwich.

What I've never understood is what's special about the Montreal bagel.

One shop opened up in Phila 10 years ago and like everything else it was a hit then faded away.

Now Montreal smoked meat, that is special. In the 90s my buddy and I would go to this place called Chenoys 25h, and it had both smoked meat and smoked salmon on the brunch buffet. With the exchange rate at 1.6x, it was like we were celebrities. We tipped $10-$20 on a $20 check lol

Silly Man

Box Car wrote:

Thought I'd ask one odd question and see if anyone else has things they are curious about but didn't want to ask.

I'm simply curious. When you are done preparing your bagel do you eat the top or bottom first?

You are so silly. Just had to think of something to make us smile.
Mary

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Long John Silver and KFC

Melaqueman wrote:
ruggb wrote:

then what is tomato sauce called?
Who uses malt vinegar on their french fries?

The English use it for their Fish and chips and many Canadians given a choice will use Malt Vinegar too.

In the USA it is damn hard to get any kind of vinegar at any fast food joints. They look at you as if you have two heads!

KFC had it the last time we were there (3 years ago). I think it is Long John Silver that is in with KFC. Long John Silver had it and I loved it. Not much of a fish eater but this made the fish much better.

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Montreal bagel made somewhat different

johnnatash4 wrote:

What I've never understood is what's special about the Montreal bagel.

Montreal bagels are boiled in water with honey, and as a result are sweeter than New York bagels. They are then baked in wood-fired ovens which yield a higher temperature and hence a crunchier and a deeper colored crust. Side by side, and I've had them that way while doing an RV at the Canadian Grand Prix, they are distinctly different!

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nice!

John from PA wrote:
johnnatash4 wrote:

What I've never understood is what's special about the Montreal bagel.

Montreal bagels are boiled in water with honey, and as a result are sweeter than New York bagels. They are then baked in wood-fired ovens which yield a higher temperature and hence a crunchier and a deeper colored crust. Side by side, and I've had them that way while doing an RV at the Canadian Grand Prix, they are distinctly different!

Did you like either one better?

I can't help but feel that often something in Montreal that is food related, will be very good!

funny

mgarledge wrote:
Melaqueman wrote:
ruggb wrote:

then what is tomato sauce called?
Who uses malt vinegar on their french fries?

The English use it for their Fish and chips and many Canadians given a choice will use Malt Vinegar too.

In the USA it is damn hard to get any kind of vinegar at any fast food joints. They look at you as if you have two heads!

KFC had it the last time we were there (3 years ago). I think it is Long John Silver that is in with KFC. Long John Silver had it and I loved it. Not much of a fish eater but this made the fish much better.

I still think that KFC is something "better" than the rest. But we only have one within a 10 mile radius (I think) and it has terrible terrible service. When compared to Popeye's and Royal Farms, imho way better. Royal Farms was very good when they came to this area, and cheap too, like $8 for 10 pieces or something. Now it's like $13 for 8 pieces, rip off.

When I was in college, the local Arthur Treacher's had all you can eat. That's not a good idea near any colleges. I once went by myself and probably ate 10 pieces (at age 19). The malt vinegar makes it very tasty, as does to me, tartar sauce.

I Prefer..

Box Car wrote:

Thought I'd ask one odd question and see if anyone else has things they are curious about but didn't want to ask.

I'm simply curious. When you are done preparing your bagel do you eat the top or bottom first?

I prefer a hard roll & cream cheese instead of a bagel.

I always eat the side I don't drop on the floor first.

Yep

bdhsfz6 wrote:

I always eat the side I don't drop on the floor first.

+1

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I wanna know

On average, how many groves are on one side of a 33 1/3 LP record?

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I don't know the answer

BarneyBadass wrote:

On average, how many groves are on one side of a 33 1/3 LP record?

I don't know the answer. What I do know is that any record (33, 45, 78 rpm) has one (only one!) groove per side. It runs the whole length.

I'm not aware of any orange (or other) grove on a record.

Why..

Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway??

HUH

what was the question again?

Ever wonder

Ever wonder about the number of belt loops you have on the pants you wear? Why is it always an odd number and not an even one? Most of the pants I wear have 7 belt loops but some have 9 and one pair has 8.

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the glasses thing

I do
put ma glasses on to hear better
gunfire deafness
I don't hear much,
hearing aids don't work with the damage,
there isn't anything to attach implants to
If I dont see your mouth, everyone sounds like the teachers on charlie brown

the last years have been difficult

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If only ..

I have selective hearing.I

I have selective hearing.
I only hear those people I care to listen to and respond.
All others are only lip movements.
Their lips are moving and I think blah-blah-blah.
And I sometimes take my glasses off so I can ignore them and pretend they are not speaking to me.

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