Haven't seen this one yet, it's old but good: Three people share a hotel room and pay $30 ($10 each). The clerk realizes that the room is only $25. He gives a bellboy $5 to return to them. They let him (bellboy) keep $2 and they take $1 each. So the men actually spent $27 and the bellboy kept $2. What happened to the other dollar from the original $30?

It's because you're counting the bellboy's tip twice. The $27 the men spent includes the $2 the bellboy kept, so adding it up that way is redundant.

If all people in the world were given an equal share of money and goods, they would all do equally well with it.
@VicZinc "I believe in investing in things like education and the like. " And where would you get the money to invest?

I can honestly say I would happily sign over 8% of my income if I knew it was going towards better schools

Why do people still feed wildlife and waterfowl, especially when it's illegal?

It's the easiest way to interact with them, I guess. It's exciting when an animal accepts food from you

Who can jump higher than the mountain?

This riddle was on an episode of Dora the Explorer and I literally can't help but answer in her voice. Cuz I'm cool like that.

If all people in the world were given an equal share of money and goods, they would all do equally well with it.

Yeah, I don't think everyone would do equally well. But I do think everyone deserves the chance to do well.

Plural Marriage will become more popular

I don't know about Australia, but I think in the US at least, people tend to be more possessive of their spouses than polygamy would allow them to be. I don't see it catching on here in the near future.

Guys: We've all done or seen THAT guy who pulls his pants down at the urinals, amirite?

Well, I try not to do those types of guys, so I really can't relate with you there.

What IF planet earth was just : One color, one race, one nation, one religion, one language ?
@Gavin I agree with everyone that there will still be fighting, but the biggest difference int he fighting of that, let's...

I don't think it would make much difference. If you think about it, humans aren't really all that different from each other as we are now. But we find things to fight about. If you got rid of different religions and races now, in a hundred years we'd probably be back to the same place; it would just be some other characteristic causing the deep divisions. It could be over something as stupid as eye color and still be really strong.

It's good that illegal immigrants get in-state college tuition rates when attending any college in the US while American students have to pay out-of-state tuition rates if they leave the geopolitical boundaries of their home state, amirite?
Is it worse to have a lot of friends that secretly dislike you or to have no friends at all?

I think it's easier to make a new friend than it is to detach from "friends" you already have, even bad ones, because its hard to let things go sometimes.

The modern-day job market is a modern-day slave market.

What Mike said. I define slavery as ownership of another person. Having to do something you don't want to do just isn't a good definition of slavery. There's going to be times in life where you need to do things you don't want to do to survive no matter how healthy society is.

DNA is merely science's version of preordained destiny.

I don't think any scientist would say you're forced to do something coded in your genes. The word I always hear used is "pre-disposed". Like they say, it's not nature vs. nurture, it's nature AND nurture

Who else wishes these commercials were still around?

Oh my lord, I loved that commercial! Much better than the current Geico commercials

You'd have trouble writing 800 words on what not to do at a stoplight too, amirite?
@ItsATrap It would just be a really long list of obvious and ridiculous things.

Still, it would take a while for me to come up with a long behind list like that haha.
Also, I'd be stressing over how to make it cohesive and paragraph styled.
Maybe I just have a rigid definition of "essay"


But think of it from the religious parent's perspective. If you wholeheartedly believe that following the principles of Christianity or Islam or Buddhism or whatever would lead them to have a better life/afterlife, then in your mind, raising them without those principles is not doing them any favors. For you, raising them in your religion is lumped in with teaching them the difference between right and wrong. If you want to open that child's mind, put that child in school with kids of other belief systems. Teach them to challenge and learn about and appreciate their own beliefs and to listen to and learn about others' beliefs too. You can even send them to study abroad when they're old enough. As they grow older, religion becomes less of a compulsion and more of a choice, which is how it should be anyway.