If you're like most people, common everyday items look inert to you.  But what you may not know is that many of them have a gender. For example:

1. Ziploc Bags -- Male, because they hold everything in but you can see right through them.

2. Copier -- Female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm up.  It's an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, can wreak havoc if the wrong buttons are pushed.


3. Tire -- Male, because it goes bald and often it's over inflated.

4. Hot Air Balloon -- Male, because to get it to go anywhere you have to light a fire under it, and of course, there's the hot air part.

5. Sponges -- Female, because they're soft and squeezable and retain water.

6. Web Page -- Female, because it's always getting hit on.

7. Subway -- Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick people up.

8. Hourglass -- Female, because over time, the weight shifts to the bottom.

9. Hammer -- Male, because it hasn't evolved much over the last 5,000 years, but it's handy to have around.

10. Remote Control -- Female . . . Ha! You thought it'd be male. But consider this -- it gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know the right buttons to push, he keeps trying.

(thanks to Marilyn Wetston)