Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ever wondered?

Ever wondered who was the first to see a cow and think, "I wonder what happens if I squeeze these dangly things?" 

Or what would ever possess someone to think that maybe it might be a good idea to ride a wild horse? And having been thrown the first time (probably painfully), whatever would possess that same person to try again?

Ever wondered something? Share it…


Stacy Harp said...

Yes, I have always wondered who was the brave person to eat the first egg. I'm thinking it had to be very early since Job mentions eggs. :)

Maybe the Lord told Adam and Eve a lot of stuff and then they passed it on :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sure I've wondered hundreds of things but I'm too old to remember - except I have wondered who was the first person to think it was a good idea to smoke tobacco leaves.

Laurel said...

That's so funny! :D Just this morning I was wondering who thought to take the fruit from the coffee plant and roast it and then brew it into a beverage.... Then I read Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 (New King James Version):
That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which it may be said,“ See, this is new”?
It has already been in ancient times before us.
There is no remembrance of former things,
Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come
By those who will come after.

And I thought that things before the flood must have been pretty amazing, I mean they lived for hundreds of years, and their genetic make-up was near perfect, being that much closer to original creation, imagine what they must have come up with. Then I thought, it's a good thing that Noah wasn't able to bring it all with him.... we've caused enough trouble with the few years we've each been given.

Jim said...

In response to Laurel, I definitely think the recipe for coffee must have come from direct revelation! :)

Anonymous said...

The Lord fed the multitudes and afterward they collected 12 baskets of left-overs. (Matthew 14) (& 7 baskets in Matt 15)

What did they do with those leftovers?

Nick in
Melbourne, Australia

Anonymous said...

Working as a missionary in Papua New Guinea, I once asked one of the locals about the origin of their staple food - 'saksak' (sago). What possessed their forebear to take the pith of the sago palm, dry it, beat it for half an hour to make a flour, soak it in stagnant water for 1-3 weeks (to give it some flavour), and then eat this glue-like substance that induces gagging reflexes as it sticks to the roof of ones mouth and back of the throat.

"I don't know, but our legends say that before 'saksak' we used to eat river mud" was the reply.

Nick in
Melbourne Australia