Embarrassing Questions

I'm sure each of us has a huge list of unanswered questions. Here's a blog for archiving all such questions. It would potentially serve to get us and others some answers which have been eluding us for a long time. The answers can come in the form of comments. Please note that we should stick to questions we had honestly asked when we were in school, or pre-university college. We are strictly barred from trying to find answers to our research problems!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Does anyone know why the hands of a clock are always at 10:10 in any advertisment?

Someone once told me that it is so because then the hands enclose and direct attention to the manufacturer's name which lies in the middle, but..ummmmm...I don't find that satisfactory.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i believe it is because at 10:10 and 35 seconds, kennedy was shot or something like that....

May 11, 2006 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok here's the answer...


May 11, 2006 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops....that would be

May 11, 2006 1:19 PM  
Blogger sp said...

Wow...this blog is so calvinesque...

I shall come back to it. Hope to be a fellow contributor.

June 22, 2006 10:44 PM  
Blogger Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti said...

Hi SP!

You are most welcome to join.
Let me know your email id so that I can send you an invite.


June 23, 2006 10:08 AM  
Blogger I am Sam said...

As i am not allowed to post here, i am writing my question in the comments

Why is the orientation of the number pad different on a calculator and the telephone, or for that number pad on a standard 101 key keyboard and the telephone!! I dont see any good reason why it should be?!

July 15, 2006 4:55 AM  
Blogger Satyajeet said...

i was looking at an ad in newspaper and felt like 10:10 creates a tickmark.

March 06, 2007 11:54 PM  

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