There are many things we humans still haven't figured out. Like, what came before the big bang, will AI eventually overtake us, and why do all dads grunt when they sit down. Or why they take grilling so seriously. In fact, there are probably more mysteries about dads than the universe. To try and get to the bottom of them, people have started Tweeting them, and the questions perfectly describe every dad in the history of dadness. The sad part, however, is that even with all that attention, most of them remain unanswered. Science is one way we make sense of the world around us, but it appears that even rationality can't explain everything.

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Kris
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1 year ago

They think sleep is for the weak and they don't wanna be weak OR they know falling asleep in front of a loved one is rude and they don't want to be rude to their loved one

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Kris
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1 year ago

It's satisfying. Try it.

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

for prevented them to stick to their skin

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Kris
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1 year ago

Because 'in their day' they didn't have to use no stinkin' GPS

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Kris
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1 year ago

They exhausted

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Troux
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1 year ago

This is the "at ease" pose that many servicemen are used to. He's relaxed but observant.

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Martti Laurson
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1 year ago (edited)

Because they do not want some fancy s**t. They ask what they need.

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Benjámin Dorogi
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1 year ago

Well I'm not a dad but I do take grilling or any kind of meat cooking seriously. I mean the animal had to die so you can eat it, the least you can do to respect that, is being really focused on making it really delicious :D

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Blakkur Sverrir
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1 year ago

Back pain, mostly

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Peter Smith
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1 year ago

It hides our terrible handwriting.

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

I think I´m a Dad then... ^^

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birdhouse
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1 year ago

because silence is golden when you have kids.

Perry Swift
Community Member
1 year ago

Silence? Si-lence? Si....lence? Yes, I think I've heard of that.

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similarly
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1 year ago

It's a distraction. In a parking lot there are pedestrians. I want to hear what's around me.

lephiro
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1 year ago

Me too.

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Heather Brady-Connor
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1 year ago

So they can concentrate. Duh!

Edd_Zy
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1 year ago

it increases your focus and concentration

Leodavinci
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1 year ago

It's a distraction.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 year ago

Science: if I hear less, I can see more. -Dr. M

Dirk Van Troyen
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1 year ago

It's true!

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Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey, I do this. Also when I'm trying to parallel park.

Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

There's nothing more relaxing than a scraping sound your bumper does when squeezing between two other cars.

Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
1 year ago

concentration, and to hear other cars beeping.

BordoVida
Community Member
1 year ago

My excess noise tolerance expired around my 40th birthday. Dont worry it will happen to you too.

David KH Wong
Community Member
1 year ago

All sensors must be fully operational.

Kris
Community Member
1 year ago

To concentrate on finding a parking spot and not lyrics

Adam Cantor
Community Member
1 year ago

Empty parking stalls make a sound only dads can hear....they're like dog whistles to dogs. This is true. We have to turn down the radio not only to hone in on the empty stalls, but also because if there are too many empty stalls around the noise intensifies and the radio can be quite distracting/overwhelming.

Clinton Yew
Community Member
1 year ago

We are listening to the direction of the sound of engine starting, which is a sign of people leaving and an available parking spot coming up.

Sena Dixon
Community Member
1 year ago

EASIER TO CONCENTRATE

Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
1 year ago

Who doesn't? Less distractions!!

Daniel Steel
Community Member
1 year ago

parking radar. the radio waves interfere with it

Ute Kowert
Community Member
1 year ago

wait...isn´t that said to women? Because we have to hear what we are seeing? :-D

Carole Reid
Community Member
1 year ago

Old navigation trick.

Jeffrey Curtis
Community Member
1 year ago

It's too loud to see clearly. Same goes with looking for house numbers at night.

knittin' kitten
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe if my step dad does that he'd drive better and park straight

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 month ago

Better concentration?

Joy Stowe
Community Member
1 month ago

Same reason I do. Finding a parking space is serious business and it requires total concentration.

Cordi Schmidt
Community Member
1 month ago

I do it even on complicated cross roads, not just parking... It's the logic 'I turn it down to see better' and works for many people :D

DeWayne Hixson
Community Member
7 months ago

we all do it, when we need to focus we turn down the sounds to focus on the surroundings...

Janis Wise
Community Member
1 year ago

I do that and I’m a mom and grandma. I do it because I’ve usually got heavy music playing loud enough to damage ear drums and I turn it down when I need to concentrate.

Jaye Rodger
Community Member
1 year ago

Improves our vision. And we can hear an engine starting from over a mile away, so we know where to find a spot.

Mark Howell
Community Member
1 year ago

Puts car in stealth mode ;o)

Linouchka 99
Community Member
1 year ago

Because your brain can only handle a certain amount of distraction, so when you need to focus (say on finding a parking spot), you turn off everything (like the radio) that will distract you from what you want to focus on.

Mo Poppins
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm not a dad, but I've done that. The music competes w/ the part of the brain that needs to focus on certain things...some of us can't hear ourselves think w/ the radio playing. It's about isolating stimuli. Relatedly, I remember being able to write essays while listening to music that was instrumental or in another language I didn't understand, but not if it were sung in English. It was like listening to two people talk at once (the song & me talking in my head)...a complete cacaphony. On the other hand, I was able to do my math homework with ANY kind of music on, since it uses another part of the brain for processing.

Ren Paley
Community Member
1 year ago

cause you see with your ears. Duh.

Naomi Cline
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s like prelanding check list. Getting ready to deplane as soon as he finds a spot! And they hate when they start up the car and the radio blares (or AC blowing) You need to listen to the purr of your engine.

Josey Griffin
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes yes yes

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
1 year ago

I learned that in drivers ed class...oh wait, you don’t get drivers ed class anymore.

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't have radio in my car

Gloria M
Community Member
1 year ago

Doesn't everyone do that? it just makes sense.

Allie G.
Community Member
1 year ago

So they can see better

Christina Sersif
Community Member
1 year ago

I do the same. I need full concentration.

Dragos Stefan
Community Member
1 year ago

because it is respectful to not blast your music in the parking lot/ intersection

Chris Challis
Community Member
1 year ago

because they are about to get out???

Sarah Burghart
Community Member
1 year ago

Wrong category. What you describe is everyone over 30.

Mikuláš Németh
Community Member
1 year ago

to see better

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

same as: why people turn off radio to smell something?

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Kris
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1 year ago

Because most food dates are arbitrary

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Sleep Meister
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1 year ago

we mentally stop ageing around 18.

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birdhouse
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1 year ago

because we don't have purses.

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Ray Heap
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1 year ago

Because Homer Simpson started it.

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

To make room for the desserts.

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birdhouse
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1 year ago

Why do kids always have to pee as soon as the car moves?

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
1 year ago

Dumb question. Answer - Easier to get out, easier to load/ unload the trunk when it isn't facing traffic, Dads don't see it as a special showy thing, just an obvious thing to do.

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David Glover
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1 year ago

Do you have change in your purse?

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Kris
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1 year ago

Not just dads do this ...

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Peter Smith
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1 year ago

Dad jokes are our God given right and we are going to use them.

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Martti Laurson
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1 year ago

The mirrors and seat clearly need to be adjusted, because the car is so badly parked they need to move it.

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Sleep Meister
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1 year ago

Put a jumper on, save the world/wallet

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birdhouse
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1 year ago

Is it an Irish Setter? I talk to Scottish Terriers in a Scottish accent.

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Kris
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1 year ago

They are showing self restraint, they know they will accidentally keep any pen they accept

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Kris
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1 year ago

Free

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birdhouse
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1 year ago

Never! Why do wife and kids always have theirs on silent and miss every message a dad sends?

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year ago

Because they would look silly in a Hello Kitty shirt.

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birdhouse
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Secret for you...we hate texting. We are not 13 yr old girls. A 30 second phone conversation can take the place of 20 text messages and misunderstandings.

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