inquiring searchers want to know

The questions below were gathered from search engine phrases that led to my site. In other words, someone typed in one of these questions and came to this site looking for an answer. I thought it might be useful to provide direct answers to their questions, since many of them probably left in frustration. I’m just doing my part to pave the information superhighway.

[What are] things girls ought to know about guys?
Guys know as much about girls as pigs know about flying a plane. In other words, don’t worry about it; we’re all in the same boat.

What does it mean if a guy breaks up with you, but still has contact?
If he was interested enough to date you, he may still like you. The reasons for breaking up could have been complex, and even though he doesn’t want to continue dating he may still enjoy spending time with you. It could also mean that he feels bad about hurting your feelings. Even if he knows it was the right thing to do, he may want to make sure you’re okay.

Regret, sudden, marriage, too fast, relationships, date

Can a guy think another guy is attractive?
Short answer, yes but there may be undesired consequences.

Guys can be a tad judgmental if you frequently refer to guys you find attractive. It depends on the context of your observation, but if you want to avoid the potential of being considered gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that), I wouldn’t recommend it.

Why is my web-site not found on google?
Because it’s a web site, not a web-site. (Rim shot). You should first submit your URL. If it’s not listed after a month, you can look at Google’s information for webmasters.

What was the weather when Moses parted the Red Sea?
Partly cloudy with a likelihood of sudden and severe downpours.

When is national butt grabbing day?
In order to answer this question, I Googled the phrase and you can imagine my surprise when I saw the #1. It was the account of my trip to Zion National Park. The bold text shows why it was the top result.

… trip to zion national park, … at my naivety while sliding down a hill on my butt, grabbing wildly for … I would soon curse the day I thought I knew what steep was …

So you see my young friend, National Butt-Grabbing Day is on June 27th, except it really refers to sliding on your butt and grabbing wildly for something to slow you on the way down.

What makes Citizen Kane number 1?
I had the very same question and have yet to find a completely satisfactory response. Some say it’s because the cinematography was so far ahead of its time. Others claim it was the engaging story.

My theory is that it has reached such a beloved status that no movie, no matter how good, can ever hope to compete. So many critics have praised it as the greatest film ever made that it’s virtually untouchable.

It’s similar to men we admire from United States history, like Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson. If we were all living back then, I’m confident there would have been just as many nay sayers as there are about current national leaders. The issue is that sometimes, when an influential person dies, their admirers build them up. This makes them appear to be better and better until they are considered to have been nearly perfect. When that happens, no one, not even the actual person that existed, will ever compare favorably.

How would you redesign an ATM?
I would make it give me all the money it had whenever I visited it.

What word starts with a ‘t’ ends with a ‘t’ and has a ‘t’ in it?

How fast does a sneeze come out of your mouth?
Fast enough to warrant covering it with your hand.

Why does [the US] dime have 118 ridges?
Because the man pictured on the dime is FD Roosevelt (11 characters) and his first name was Franklin (8 characters). Hah, I just made that up. There is no special significance to the number. When the dime was first minted in 1946 it had silver content, so ridges were added to keep people from shaving them off for silver. The ridges were of a certain width, and at that width, 118 fit around the rim of the dime.

How [can] a guy get pregnant?
He can’t.

Why do people get cheated?
Because unscrupulous people prey on gullible people.

Why is it called monkey bread?
It depends on what you mean by ‘it’. If you’re talking about the bread recipe by that name, one theory is “cuz it looks funny like a monkey does.”

If you’re talking about the fruit of the Baobab tree then it’s because the fruit is bread-like in texture and monkeys probably ate it.

Can you ever start a sentence with and?
And upset all the English teacher types?

How do I get rid of a canker sore?
I have used Alum, which hurt like the dickens and wasn’t all that effective. I also used Anbesol, a liquid anaesthetic, but it simply dulled the pain.

Other remedies include putting an aspirin tablet on them, taking a swig of Listerine, or using lysine tablets. There are many other potential remedies that may be worth trying.

What book does the quote, ‘O what a tangled web we weave’ come from?
It’s from a poem called Marmion. It was written by Sir Walter Scott. The quote is found in
Canto vi. Stanza 17 and reads *,

O, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!
A Palmer too! – no wonder why
I felt rebuked beneath his eye;
I might have known there was but one
Whose look could quell Lord Marmion.

How I use email?
Write message hit send.

Who wrote the quote, ‘If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it I now I can achieve it?
Jesse James

What movies are out right now in the theatre?
It depends on the theatre, but the following sites should help.

But does it work?
Why yes, yes it does.


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  1. Dan,you are one funny character !

    Comment by Tammie on March 3, 2003 @ 6:07 am
  2. My, you’ve been busy. And of course it is legit to start a sentence with and. I actually got dinged on that by my Engish 316 professor and had to correct her (as well as on other things).

    Comment by Cameron on March 3, 2003 @ 9:38 am
  3. Bah Ha! Those are hilarious, especially the national butt grabbing day. You should recommend it as in event to the powers that be at Zion National Park. It could be a big tourist draw.

    AND since you’re of a mind to answers questions, how about this: Everytime I visit Utah, I never get south of Provo. If you would recommend 1 or 2 National Parks in southern UT, which would you recommend?

    Comment by Renee on March 4, 2003 @ 6:12 pm
  4. I would highly recommend Zion National Park and Arches. If you’ll permit me to add a third I’ve heard positive things about Bryce Canyon from a number of different sources, though I’ve never been myself.

    Comment by dan on March 4, 2003 @ 7:23 pm
  5. You should make monthly posts summing up interesting searches that led people to your tangled web.

    By the way, let Levi know it’s okay if he thinks Cameron is hot but still won’t admit it. :)

    Comment by Renee on June 6, 2003 @ 9:52 pm
  6. Bah! I do not think Cameron is hot. And what does that have to do with wacky searches on Dan’s blog?

    Comment by Levi on June 7, 2003 @ 1:10 am
  7. An excellent suggestion. I shall put together a list of some of the highlights from the past two months.

    I too failed to see the connection between funny search questions and Levi being willing to admit that he thinks Cameron is hot. If you keep it up, I’m going to start seeing strange search questions having to do with Cameron being hot.

    Comment by dan on June 7, 2003 @ 1:38 am
  8. The connection is one of the wacky searches:

    Can a guy think another guy is attractive?
    Short answer, yes but there may be undesired consequences.

    And comments in Cameron’s blog. I’m just giving Levi a hard time.

    You’re not ranking high up yet on is Cameron hot searches… but I did find Cameron hot tubs and spas at discount prices. :^D

    Comment by Renee on June 7, 2003 @ 8:26 am
  9. Ah. I hadn’t remembered that question in the searches. Google has reduced the power of blogs in the past few months so I’m not as likely to have phrases on my blog show up in search results now.

    Comment by dan on June 7, 2003 @ 12:33 pm
  10. Another blog I read, Buzz-a-roni, recently had a post about search stats. Her blog was reached by someone searching for “peeing while talking on the phone”.

    Comment by Renee on June 7, 2003 @ 8:54 pm
  11. Another word that starts with “t”, ends with “t”, and has a “t” in it:
    Can we think of any more?
    Also, do all of you people (dan, levi, renee, cameron…) know each other in person or just from this blog?
    One more thing: My mom, Donna Shear, googled her name to find third on the lsit “Donna screamed in shear delight…” Ah, the powers of the Internet!

    Comment by Abi on June 9, 2003 @ 9:48 am
  12. Abi, I have never met any of these guys in person. I found Dan’s blog as a link on someone else’s blog and I’ve read those other guys blogs via Dan’s links page.

    I think they all know each other in person though.

    Comment by Renee on June 9, 2003 @ 10:05 am
  13. Yeah, Dan and Cameron and Jason and I all work at the same company. Mel’s a local friend too. But we’re all neighbors in the “blogosphere”, right? ;)

    Comment by Levi on June 9, 2003 @ 10:46 am
  14. Abi: I laughed in shear delight after reading that.

    On the other matter of three ‘t’ words: tastiest, tartest. I’m sure there are lots more.

    Comment by dan on June 9, 2003 @ 11:28 am

    Comment by tom on January 9, 2004 @ 11:46 am
  16. I just found a few more canker sore remedies. The first are a selection of tips at Ehow and the second is from a doctor’s book.

    Comment by dan on September 20, 2004 @ 8:36 am
  17. What starts with “t” ends with “t” and has t in it? The answer actually is “Teapot”. think about it :-P

    Comment by Igor on January 24, 2006 @ 5:12 pm

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