Recently I posted two simple, but burning questions on my Facebook page that were things I've always wondered about. I thought maybe my friends could help me answer them and they did. They also however, posed a lot of additional questions that I think we all need answers to.

My two questions were:

1. Why do some people call 7-Up and Sierra Mist 'white soda?' I made the point that milk is white, 7-Up is clear.

2. Why do some police cars say 'K-9' unit on them when the word is 'canine?'

My friend 'Hick' filled me in...

Graf soda actually made a white soda. It was used in cooking and through flavor experimentation people substituted 7-UP, Sprite, and other clear sodas for Graf White. Since they interchanged well they all became categorically "white" sodas. K-9 is a play on the word canine.

Thank you Hick. So my questions were answered but the list of new questions posted could use your help.

  • Why do doctors leave the room when you undress, when they're going to see you anyway?
  • What did cured ham used to have?
  • Why are there no 'b' batteries?
  • Are eyebrows considered facial hair?
  • Why do you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?
  • Why do we call them buildings if they're already built?
  • Why do we call it a hot water heater? You don't need to heat hot water.

Do you have logical answers to any of these questions? Do you have more burning questions to ask? Please post them below and let's get some answers!

Thanks to my friends Heidi, Loren, Matt and Jimmy for their contributions!