March 28, 2012 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm #602685
Black of course. Well no – they are actually orange! Check it out. So why are they called black boxes?
There are differing reasons given. According to the heiliger wikipedia they used to be black in line with standard equipment until in 1965 they were required to be bright orange or yellow to make them easier to find in the event of a crash.
What other anomalies have you noticed?March 28, 2012 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm #863292
black box, is often used to mean a process or rule in which something goes in and something else pops out. we may or may not know why or how, we may not even be interested in why or how, and it may be impossible to determine why or how.
doesn’t quite fit the case of airplane black boxes, but I suspect that some derivative of this idea is where the term comes from.March 28, 2012 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #863293
What other anomalies have you noticed?
a black mamba is not black.
a blue moon is not blue.
a white sale is not white. (it used to be).
is a purple heart purple?March 28, 2012 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #863294AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
To quote a comedian (I forget who it was)…
The black box always survives the plane crash,
WHY don’t they build the whole plane out of that stuff?!?March 28, 2012 4:05 pm at 4:05 pm #863295apushatayidParticipant
Black hatters, are not black.March 28, 2012 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm #863296AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
Some are.March 28, 2012 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #863297mamashtakahMember
Parkways are not for parking.
Driveways are not for driving.March 28, 2012 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #863298apushatayidParticipant
And some wear grey hats.March 28, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #863299
a black mamba is not black…
Good ones. Here’s another: a black president is not anti IsraelMarch 29, 2012 2:08 am at 2:08 am #863300
a football is not a ball. (at least in the states).
flourescent lightbulbs are not bulbs.
orange tea is not orange.
oh and white rhinoceroses are not white.March 29, 2012 5:19 am at 5:19 am #863301A Sheep without a SpleenMember
An orange rhinoceros is not orange
Crazy donkeys are not crazy
Achilas Matzah isn’t foodMarch 29, 2012 1:34 pm at 1:34 pm #863302zen3344Participant
AinOhd, I believe it was George Carlin.March 29, 2012 1:44 pm at 1:44 pm #863303
A Sheep without a Spleen: Hi buddy long time no see. You may not have a spleen but you certainly have guts… hiding yourself away the whole time then running in to show your face (which I hope you do have) from time to time. Why do you keep doing that? And hows your pesach spleening getting along?March 29, 2012 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #863304popa_bar_abbaParticipant
A Sheep without a Spleen: Hi buddy long time no see. You may not have a spleen but you certainly have guts… hiding yourself away the whole time then running in to show your face (which I hope you do have) from time to time. Why do you keep doing that? And hows your pesach spleening getting along?
??? ??????!!!!March 29, 2012 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #863305BaalHaboozeParticipant
AinOhdMilvado, that’s soooo good! reminds me of the comedian who would make fun of all the potholes around the city saying, why don’t they just take all the cement that they use for making all the speed bumps and put them into the potholes!?
here’s other fun ones:
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France.
Quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
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