These are kind of lame and they've been forwarded around since the dawn of the internet, and a lot of them have perfectly rational answers...for instance:
"Parkway" as a type of road comes from the father of landscape architecture, a man named Frederick Law Olmstead. FLO designed, among a lot of other things, Central Park in NYC, the grounds of the Capitol in D.C., and tons of college campuses. In some cities, like Buffalo, he designed an entire system of multiple parks and roads that connected them. The roads were designed for pleasure driving, and commercial traffic wasn't allowed on (and they would probably be great for a CRX cruise). They were landscaped as nicely as a park, meant for leisure activity like a park, and connected parks together, so they were called "parkways".
As far as "driveways" go, I don't park on mine -- I drive on it: from the garage to the road and vice versa, and that's where the name comes from, it's a private drive.
It all makes perfect sense!
Not tryin' to take the fun out of it, these are fun little questions...but sometimes people (not talking about people here) act like they are actual mind-effing unanswerable questions rather than jokes. I'll refrain from answering any more.
But here ya go:
Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?
Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
If you can't drink and drive, why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor, and why do bars have parking lots?
Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?
If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
If a cow laughed real hard, would milk come out her nose?
If nothing ever sticks to TEFLON, how do they make TEFLON stick to the pan?
If you're in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?
Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?
Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?
You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?
Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?
If you have your finger touching the rearview mirror that says -- "objects in mirror are closer than they appear," how can that be possible?
Why is it so hard to remember how to spell "mnemonic?"
Why is it called a TV "set" when you only get one?
Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
Why does an alarm clock "go off" when it begins ringing?
Why is it, whether you sit up or sit down, the result is the same?
Why is it called a "building" when it is already built?
Why do they call them "apartments" when they are all stuck together?
Why is there an expiration date on "sour" cream?
If you keep trying to prove Murphy's Law, will something keep going wrong?
How can someone "draw a blank?"
Shouldn't there be a shorter word for "monosyllabic?"
Why is the word "abbreviate" so long?
Why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
What is another word for "thesaurus?"
Why do "tug" boats push their barges?
Why do we sing "take me out to the ball game", when we are already there?
Why are they called "stands" when they're made for sitting?
Why is there only "one" Monopolies Commission?
Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?
Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss?" Shouldn't it be called a "near hit?"
Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
Why do light switches say on/off? When it's on you can see it's on, when it's off you can't see to read.
When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?
If "con" is the opposite of "pro," is Congress the opposite of progress?
Why do they lock gas station bathrooms, are they afraid someone might clean them?
Why isn't there mouse-flavored catfood?
Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all?"
What would Geronimo say if he jumped out of an airplane?
If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
Could it be that all those trick-or-treaters who wear sheets aren't going as ghosts, but as mattresses?
Are you with me in thinking "the gene pool needs a little chlorine!"
If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!
Whose cruel idea was it to put an "s" in the word lisp?
If a man is standing in the middle of a forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?
Where are we all going in such a hurry, and why am I in a handbasket?
A split second is the amount of time that elapses after a traffic light turrns green and before the guy in the back of you honks!
Is athiesm a non-prophet organization?
If we can't have ambiguity, can we have something else?
Is there another word for "synonym?"
This would be very funny if it weren't happening to me!
Isn't it a bit unraveling that what doctors and lawyers call what they do "practice?"
Is there a Fedaral agency you're supposed to call if you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?
If a turtle looses it's shell is it homeless or naked?
If police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
How do they get deer to cross the roads at those yellow signs?
Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?
What was the best thing before "sliced" bread?
Is he who hesitates not only lost, but miles from the next exit?