So You Ask Yourself (June 16, 2002) Is it because light travels faster than sound why some people appear bright until you hear them speak? Itâ€™s zero degrees outside today and itâ€™s supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow. How cold will it be? Why do you press harder on a remote control when you know the battery is dead? Why do banks charge you an "insufficient funds" fee on money they already know you donâ€™t have? Why is a carrot more orange than an orange? Why are there 5 syllables in the word "monosyllabic"? Why do they call it the Department of the Interior when they are in charge of everything outdoors?