In the Seinfeld's episode The Contest, George's mother caught him masturbating. Later George telling this story to his friends.

GEORGE: So, she fell, and then she started screaming, "My back! My back!" So, I picked her up and took her to the hospital.


GEORGE: Her back went out. She's gotta be there for a couple of days. All she said on the way over in the car was, "Why, George, why?!".. I said, "Because it's there!"

What does it mean, because it's there?


I'd guess it's a reference to the reply given by George Mallory when asked why he climbed Mount Everest.

"Because it's there."

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