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There are a few questions in life where it seems an answer is impossible.... actually many questions. Life is full of mystery and no matter how hard we study and try to dissect every angle, sometimes we're just going to be left with more mystery. Then of course there are the questions that seem to have answers but those answers still don't always add up to digestible detail. Why is the sky blue? I've been told, but I just don't get it. More importantly... who really uses trigonometry in real life? Like for real.

A mystery Redditor wanted everyone to discuss the things in life that continue to confound many by asking.... What absolutely makes no sense?

In the Air....

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Clouds. Literal tonnes of water just hanging there in the air.

timtamchewycaramel

Experience....

That I needed work experience and references from previous employers and teachers (which I haven't talked to in 6 months) for a STOCKER position at Costco right after getting out OF HIGH SCHOOL.

poulet_bleu

The lack of work experience thing is kinda odd since they're hiring high school students and/or high school graduates.

It should be pretty straightforward to get references from teachers though. Just pick a teacher who had a good experience with you (i.e. you weren't disrupting class, you participated) or a teacher who's class you worked hard in or showed great work ethic in.

bigmajor

Teeth suck

You can shatter a bone and it will heal itself but if you get a tiny cavity you gotta get that filled.

-LyLy1219-

Never thought about that.... kinda glad it's not the reverse of that situation. Happy we don't have to fill cavities in our ribs or whatever.

plumberslaythepipe

And Sideways...

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Saying that you're up for something or down for something means the exact same thing.

alicabblover

"Where's the tunnel to California?"

How Hawaii has an interstate.

TrackingYourData

I made jokes about "where's the tunnel to California?" to my travel companions (who also agreed with me) but some time later a friend (from the USA) enlightened me as to why it's called an interstate, even though it doesn't actually go from Hawaii to another state.

Apparently there are other states that have an interstate that doesn't actually go between states. The name 'interstate' just denotes that the roads receive federal funding. It all started with roads that actually did go between states, and they just kept the term regardless of whether the road actually linked two states or not.

squirrellytoday

Customers are Loud....

Why customers continue to gripe at me, a lowly store employee who literally has NO part in what items the store stocks, about our store being out of stock of an item.

ruhroh_raggyy

This isn't getting enough attention. Just general abuse to people whose job is trying to help you. It's not my fault you waited until the last second to order a product that is so popular that it's selling for 9 times its retail value online by scalpers. It's not my fault that you didn't know this burger had pickles on it.

Twuggy

Linked...

Linking healthcare insurance to employment.

SeismoGeezer

Yeah for real like what would even happen if, hypothetically speaking, there was some massive pandemic and people started simultaneously losing their jobs and therefore health insurance due to an unprecedented market downturn?

That would be the worst!

swingfire23

papering the town....

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There are trash cans literally everywhere, and people still fill the need to just throw their crap on the ground. On top of that, now I'm seeing paper masks everywhere too. And as a Canadian, I legit expected more consideration.

Animegx43

dirty particles...

Dust. Something sits there and does nothing and it gets dirty.

Da_Hawk_27

I used to think it was skin cells (popular belief), but then I'm like, what about abandoned houses? Do homeless people break in, throw down layers of skin everywhere, and sneak out again every night? Where does it all come from?

costlysalmon

Counting Coins....

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The fact that the government knows exactly how much tax you owe but doesn't tell you unless you under-pay.

penguin_slayer251

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