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bipolar angel
post May 7 2016, 02:19 PM
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okay i stole this thread from psychcentral, but like they are going to notice!

lol... anyway the idea of this thread is to post the things we wonder about, but never asked (who knows, maybe someone else has a good answer!)

so here are a few of mine to start

why is it called cargo when you're transporting goods by ship

what causes diffrent accents?. why don't we just all sound the same?

if we eat animals, then why do we never help kill them?

what is the actual point of daylight savings time

some of yours...?
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post May 7 2016, 03:02 PM
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QUOTE(bipolar angel @ May 7 2016, 03:19 PM) *
okay i stole this thread from psychcentral, but like they are going to notice!

lol... anyway the idea of this thread is to post the things we wonder about, but never asked (who knows, maybe someone else has a good answer!)

so here are a few of mine to start

why is it called cargo when you're transporting goods by ship

what causes diffrent accents?. why don't we just all sound the same?

if we eat animals, then why do we never help kill them?

what is the actual point of daylight savings time

some of yours...?


I can attempt to answer some of those:

I think the whole cargo thing is just really how language has evolved and it's probably just coincidence I think.

As for accents, that one is interesting. I feel like I kind of know how they are different just like languages and skin types.

Oh and I think DST were introduced in WW2 or something like that for the blackouts or growing crops in farms and it's stuck like that ever since laugh.gif

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post May 7 2016, 03:08 PM
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how do certain people like a type of music and others not?? like how does taste work?? It can't be what you were brought up with because my parents never used to listen to EDM, and now I love it.
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post May 7 2016, 03:10 PM
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QUOTE(mdh @ May 7 2016, 04:08 PM) *
how do certain people like a type of music and others not?? like how does taste work?? It can't be what you were brought up with because my parents never used to listen to EDM, and now I love it.


That's an interesting question actually, but I like that it's a bit of a mystery tbh happy.gif Reminding me of Iz' thread about whether there is a correlation between music taste and personality!
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post May 7 2016, 03:17 PM
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QUOTE(Mattias @ May 7 2016, 04:10 PM) *
That's an interesting question actually, but I like that it's a bit of a mystery tbh happy.gif Reminding me of Iz' thread about whether there is a correlation between music taste and personality!

Yeah we have different interests and talents, it's all part of our DNA I think, but not always as people have said their family tastes can be different. Also music tastes can change and vary a lot, can be wide and sometimes be influenced by the music tastes of our peers.
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post May 7 2016, 03:30 PM
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QUOTE(spadogs @ May 7 2016, 04:17 PM) *
Yeah we have different interests and talents, it's all part of our DNA I think, but not always as people have said their family tastes can be different. Also music tastes can change and vary a lot, can be wide and sometimes be influenced by the music tastes of our peers.


I'm reading an article about the psychology of music preference now, although it's Wikipedia so of course it is 100% reliable smile.gif

I think maybe people are often attracted to music that does relate to (parts of) their personality in some way - for example someone who is very sort of loud and restless by nature may have a hard time with very slow-moving, "brooding" music, because they may not be able to really connect to it. A very analytical person may enjoy getting into very complex music that they kind of have to "figure out", if you get me. Of course there are exceptions to every rule and one person can enjoy several very very different types of music, but it's interesting to think about it!
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post May 7 2016, 04:26 PM
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I think the day light saving time is more of a safety thing, like so its light for as long as possible for people traveling home from work/school etc, same reason for the clocks going back in winter, at least that's what I was told at school laugh.gif

Here's a big one that I'm not even sure can be answered, maybe it's a psychological thing but why are social labels even a thing? Why did they come to exist or matter so much in society? Everything's got to be boxed in and compartmentalised, including people but why? ohmy.gif
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post May 7 2016, 04:31 PM
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The accents one is one that's intrigued me recently actually! Would love to find out what's behind accents.

QUOTE(ℒ𝓲𝓷⻤ @ May 7 2016, 05:26 PM) *
Here's a big one that I'm not even sure can be answered, maybe it's a psychological thing but why are social labels even a thing? Why did they come to exist or matter so much in society? Everything's got to be boxed in and compartmentalised, including people but why? ohmy.gif


I think it's just human nature really, we need a label or name for everything it would seem laugh.gif even if really it just leads to unpleasant stereotypes a lot of the time in terms of social labels! It's an interesting topic though and I'd be interested to know how they came to exist.
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post May 7 2016, 05:10 PM
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Daylight saving came about in WW1, to increase productivity on farms etc by giving them an extra working hour tongue.gif
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post May 7 2016, 05:15 PM
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Daylight saving came about in WW1, to increase productivity on farms etc by giving them an extra working hour tongue.gif

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post May 7 2016, 05:38 PM
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thanks for the info about day light savings!. it's interesting to think that before the war, we just didn't have it.

i wonder why boxing day is called that (you know the 26th december)

why is the drink 7 up called that (where's the logic?)

why the stages of life... child, teenager, adult- why not just age as usual but not have those names attached to it

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post May 7 2016, 05:41 PM
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QUOTE(bipolar angel @ May 7 2016, 06:38 PM) *
thanks for the info about day light savings!. it's interesting to think that before the war, we just didn't have it.

i wonder why boxing day is called that (you know the 26th december)

why is the drink 7 up called that (where's the logic?)

why the stages of life... child, teenager, adult- why not just age as usual but not have those names attached to it

I've wondered about Boxing Day too! It'll probably say something on the wiki (but it's nothing to do with boxes as far as I'm aware lol)

I'd say the 7 Up thing is just a name they came up with for whatever reason, it's common with a lot of brand names.

With the age thing I think someone thought it would be good to categorize ages to make it easier to identify people, i.e. teenager for someone who is 13-19 (although sometimes it's 13-17 because of the 18 milestone)
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post May 7 2016, 07:47 PM
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post May 7 2016, 08:02 PM
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post May 7 2016, 08:26 PM
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post May 7 2016, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE(bipolar angel @ May 7 2016, 06:38 PM) *
i wonder why boxing day is called that (you know the 26th december)
I always thought that was because traditionally presents were opened on Boxing Day rather than Christmas Day itself. Just looked it up and it's sort of along those lines, the most likely origin is traditionally employers would give servants or tradesmen gifts known as Christmas Boxes on Boxing Day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day
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