Debating is a common practice throughout the world. From politics to religion, to which sports team is the best. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good argument? However, sometimes these arguments can prove to be a bit “silly”.
Politics and religion are both heavily debated topics but, have you ever heard anyone argue about whether or not shorts are just pants, or if Pluto is even a planet? So yes, some arguments can be just for laughs.Here are six of the world’s silliest debate topics.
1. Miracle Whip or Mayo?
Out of all the decisions we are faced to make throughout life, finding the right condiments top them all. Ever wonder why Miracle Whip is considered a dressing rather than mayonnaise? They may be similar in terms of texture and appearance but differ quite frankly in taste, smell, and health benefits. As seen in the popular Miracle Whip commercials, people find the condiment vaguely unusual.
Those who are used to only eating mayonnaise are appalled to be introduced to it’s competition. Seems like Miracle Whip may actually pose a threat. Can mayo take the heat? Picture this, you’re in the kitchen after a long day at work and don’t really feel up to cooking dinner.
So you resort to the next best thing, a good ole’ sandwich. However, choosing what will go on your sandwich proves to be a difficult feat. Will it be the classic PB&J, how about spicing it up a bit with some salami or Italian sausage, or not. Finally you settle for a basic ham and cheese sandwich.
You reach into the refrigerator to retrieve your ingredients: Ham, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, Mayo- wait a minute… that is definitely not mayo. My dear friend, you have discovered “Miracle Whip”. According to an article featured on realsimple.com theclymb, Miracle Whip made it’s debut way back in 1933. That’s surprising considering many people are just now getting accustomed to its presence. According to that same article, one of the leading differences between “Miracle Whip” and “Mayonnaise”, is that they are exact opposites.
The article states that in order for something to be considered “Mayonnaise” it would have to contain at least sixty-five percent Vegetable oil by weight. With this in mind, Miracle Whip’s oil content is most certainly too low to meet these standards.
Which would probably make it a healthier choice right? Now, if you are one of those people who prefer taste over health benefits, you might want to stick with classic Mayonnaise. As there are many polls featured on various sites throughout the web that suggest Miracle Whip is not a fan favorite. Whatever the case, the decision is yours, so enjoy your sandwich!
2. Zippers or Velcro?
Ah! The magic of fastening things. Remember when we were kids, ( If you weren’t born in the 90’s this probably won’t apply to you) and we always wanted shoes that had velcro straps. The new sketchers or the heelies, that made us feel cool when we could take off our shoes faster than other kids and be the first to enter the bouncy house?
Yes, those were the days, but as time progressed so did the technology of closing methods. We now have zippers and snaps, as well as buttons and latches. Despite the many options, zippers and velcro still seem to have it out for each other. Some would argue that velcro provides easier access, which is necessary in certain situations.
For example, if we were forced to defend ourselves. Having to unzip the case carrying our pepper spray or pocket knife would cost valuable time. Another situation in favor of Velcro, would be if by chance a zombie apocalypse happened and we all had to run for our lives. I feel sorry for those whose shoelaces decide they don’t want to be tied anymore. Having velcro straps will secure the placement of the shoe making in easier to run.
Velcro would also be easier to undo, say your foot happened to get caught in quicksand. On the other hand, easy access is not always a positive thing. Zippers come in handy when something valuable needs to be covered or protected. To elaborate, you wouldn’t wear Velcro bottoms to a beach , or have a Velcro purse when you just won 7,000 dollars at the casino. Some may find that with Velcro, thieves would have an easier time getting in and out of said purse, than they would if a zipper was the primary closing method. Also, Velcro cannot protect frozen food, that is the purpose of “Ziplock” bags.
3. Right Twix or Left Twix?
Okay, this may not seem like a legit argument, but you must agree that the feud is fun to watch. We’ve all seen the commercials and have been asked to pick side, when in reality both sides are pretty much the same. The real question here would be, which side do you eat first. As a righty, one may eat the left side first.
Does that make any sense, probably not. However, none of it really makes any sense. There is a poll available on the Twix website, where you are prompted to try both right and left twix and pick a side. The concept behind this feud would probably be to gain recognition by creating a little bit of excitement.
Who doesn’t love a good dispute. Some may say that it is actually a very good marketing strategy. So many companies are competing against each other, so Twix decided to compete against itself. At one point there was even a rumor surfing the web that Left Twix and Right Twix had become so competitive, they were planning to start separate companies entirely. How’s that for advertisement! It seems the rivalry has stemmed from the preferred way each side decides to complete their Twix. Left Twix is known to flow chocolate onto the cookie bar, while Right Twix takes on a cascading effect.
So which way is better, it’s all a matter of preference. Do you prefer you Twix soaked in chocolate or cloaked in chocolate. What about the caramel? Would you rather have caramel that is drizzled in the cookie or cascaded on the cookie. I guess to some it wouldn’t make much of a difference, as you end up eating both anyway. However, it’s always fun to engage in a heated debate, especially when it involves a delicious candy. Almost forgot…team left twix for sure!
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4. Gloves or Mittens?
So it’s getting cold outside, as winter is slowly rolling in. Your first intention is to go outside and build a snowman in the freshly fallen snow. So you put on your coat and your hat, as well as your scarf and your….gloves? According to theclymb.com this is actually a pretty intellectual debate topic. The points to be discussed would be which of the two provides the most warmth and is more useful or versatile.
One of the common arguments made on the defense of gloves would be that they provide more mobility. As gloves have slots for all five fingers, mittens only gives individual space to the thumb. Which in turn means that only the thumb is being properly insulated, right? Wrong, mitten enthusiasts would probably counter by saying mittens provide insulation through the use of body heat.
When your fingers are bundles together they generate and absorb heat from one another. Despite these arguments, the initial result boils down to personal preference. Would you prefer to have all of your fingers free, or would you rather have them huddled together, like little pigs in a blanket? Both competitors would be more efficient in a certain situation.
For example, when building a snowman it may be easier to use glove. However, when you’re at home relaxing and drinking hot cocoa in front of the fireplace, mittens will do just fine.
5. Cats vs Dogs
Surprise! Bet you didn’t see that one coming. The ongoing feud between cats and dogs has been present for as long as we can remember. So exactly which animal is better? Cats are feline and generally independent, while dogs are canine and are perfect family pets.
I guess it all boils down to preference. While cats are known to be instinctively smarter than dogs and able to land on all fours in whatever situation, dogs are known to be extremely loyal and great listeners. This means that when you call, you dog will most likely answer while your cat solemnly goes about their business.
Being that cats are generally independent, they usually require less maintenance. On the opposing side, we have the fact that dogs are fun-loving and energetic creatures, while cats usually just lounge around and bathe in the sun. Not to say that cats are boring or anything of that nature, they just happen to prefer less vigorous activity, must like myself. Whatever the case, both animals are equally as worthy to be household pets.
6. iPhone vs Android
Battle of the brands! We have all been witness to the never ending feud if the mobile device market. iPhone users and Android users are coming together everywhere to explain why their particular choice of mobile device is better. It is rumored that iPhone may be trying desperately to keep up with the android market, or is it the other way around?
iPhone users boast about the iPhone’s pristine display, superior camera and extraordinary battery life. However, Android takes one for the win when it comes to the variety of phones that are available. While pictures may be a very important part of having a mobile phone, the most important thing to take into consideration is the phone quality.
Is the phone guaranteed to last a long time? What about useful apps and music downloading? On another note, personal preference also plays a valuable role in the choosing of a mobile device. Do you prefer iTunes or Play Store? What about size?
Do you would you prefer a regular sized phone or a phablet? Some may ask, is it really that big of deal what type of phone you have? Apparently so, as social media continues to grow with the sharing of statuses and release of selfies. What about those people who still have flip phones?
I think it’s pretty much safe to say that they are a little behind, or perhaps from another generation. Whatever the case, each type of phone has it’s pros and cons and each individual person has their own preferences. Some people may enjoy the sleek and recurring look of the iPhone, while others may opt for a different appeal. However, both systems have established themselves quite well in the mobile market. Before I forget again, team iPhone all the way!