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    How come...
    How come...

    ...when I'm blowing leaves off the lawn, the dog persists in standing directly in the path of the leaves I'm blowing, thereby maximizing his exposure to airborne dirt and debris?

    And while we're on the subject...

    How come, when I'm blowing leaves off the lawn, regardless of the direction I'm facing, the wind blows in the opposite direction?

    Got a "how come?" How come you're not sharing it?

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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    Maybe same reason dogs love sticking their heads out the windows of fast moving vehicles.

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    How come I have to snow blow our 200' driveway just about everyday in the heart of the winter, even when it doesn't snow?

    Rhea, BTW our dogs stand in the powder blast from the blower all the time. Fools

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    Maybe same reason dogs love sticking their heads out the windows of fast moving vehicles.
    Unbelievably!

    I was about to post exactly the same thing, but it looks like Seymour was reading my mind while I went to drink water, before I reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    Maybe same reason dogs love sticking their heads out the windows of fast moving vehicles.
    I'm glad it got mentioned, as I finally sat down and "looked it up"... Here's what I've found:

    Ever wonder how come a dog hates when you gently blow in its face, but happily sticks its head out the car window when you're driving 70 miles per hour?

    "When you put your face in a dog's face and blow, that's one way that an animal intimidates another animal. You're blowing your scent in its face, which is a confrontational gesture," said Dr. Robert Taylor, host of Emergency Vets on the Animal Planet cable channel.

    "Dogs like the air whooshing by their heads when they're in a car, though, because it cools them. But mainly, there isn't another animal blowing that air into their face, so it's not threatening." [source]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    Got a "how come?" How come you're not sharing it?
    Why 'how come' is a nonstandard variant?

    Adverb: how come
    1. Question word; what is the reason ('how come' is a nonstandard variant)

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    Ever wonder how come a dog hates when you gently blow in its face, but happily sticks its head out the car window when you're driving 70 miles per hour?
    Good answer! Except that the one time I know of when a dog actually likes it when you blow in their face is when you're eating. They like to know what you're eating and blowing the yummy food smell in their face makes them happy. Maybe it's a form of doggie "sharing?"

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    How come a bird poops on your car right after you wash your car?

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    How come it RAINS right after you wash your car, especially in the desert, where all it does is redeposit the dust you just washed off?
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    How come light acts both as particles and waves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    How come light acts both as particles and waves?
    How come no one understands quantum physics?



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    Light waves? No shit. I never saw it do that but from now on I'm keeping a lookout. If it waves at me I'm gonna wave right back.

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    How come dogs have 17 billion scent sensors in their nose and they can't find anywhere better to put it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Byerly
    How come no one understands quantum physics?
    Speak for yourself...

    How come nearly every time I say "interception!" or "fumble!" during a football game, an interception or a fumble promptly follows? (And no, I don't say that every single play. I'm about 80-90% accurate about this. Ask my hubby, he'll tell you how scarily accurate I am. LOL. And NO, don't ask me to do so this weekend so your team can win in Pro Pick 'Em.) Now, if only I could predict the score ahead of time, I could make a fortune!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    howcum there are more horse's asses in my town than there are horses?
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    How come every cell phone is not equipped with speakerphone CPR and choking directions at the touch of a button? It would take minimal memory to do it and not much processing power either. Sure you took the classes but when you go blank if ever presented with the situation, would this help? You bet.

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    How come every cell phone is not equipped with speakerphone CPR and choking directions at the touch of a button?
    Excellent suggestion! About 25 years ago I had to do the Heimlich maneuver on an elderly neighbor. (She survived. It was raisin bread.) Anyway, I had only read about it a week or two earlier (on the back of a restroom door in a restaurant). I've shown my husband how to do it ... just in case. Everyone who knows how to do it should teach the members of their family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    Excellent suggestion! About 25 years ago I had to do the Heimlich maneuver on an elderly neighbor. (She survived. It was raisin bread.) Anyway, I had only read about it a week or two earlier (on the back of a restroom door in a restaurant). I've shown my husband how to do it ... just in case. Everyone who knows how to do it should teach the members of their family.
    Did it show how to perform the Heimlich on yourself? I think the most common method is to use a chair. I don't remember where I saw that.
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    How come my dogs barks like crazy to get inside but when I open the door he is slower than my 90 year old grandma?
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    How come our dog barks like crazy to get in and when we open the door she takes off out into the yard again?!?



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    How come evil people haven't realized they're gonna have such severe nasty karma that whatever provoked them to greed, avarice or meanness in the first place just isn't going to be worth the consequences? Huh huh huh??? I wanna know HOW COME!
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