Unanswerable Questions!!

Does anyone have any questions that are either confusing or unaswerable?
I have come across some questions that have confused me a lot. If you have any, please put them here.
Ill start with an example…

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

If quitters never win and winners never quit, does it make sense to quit while you’re ahead?

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

…I used to have a list. I’ll see if I can find it.

Could Jesus microwave a burrito so hot that he himself could not eat it?

If a person comes up to you and says, “Everything I tell you is a lie.” Is he lying or telling the truth?

This one is personal to me: If air travel is so safe, why is the place you leave from called the terminal?

Some old ones…

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Why are there Interstate highways in Hawaii?

If you arrest a mime, do you have to tell him he has the right to remain silent?

Here’s some old ones too:
*Why is a boxing ring square?
*Why don’t you ever see the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”?
*Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?
Just to put a few.

Why is there brail on drive-up ATM’s?

okay okay okay, really really old one…

which came first… chicken or the egg?

sorry, i just had to bring it up, tho

*Why don’t you ever see the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”?

Believe it or not there is an anwser to that. The most credible pshyics say that they can never use their power for their personal gain. They can only use it to help others. Also, most psyhics don’t predict the future. They usually have the ability to communicate with the dead. I have my own unanswered questions. I picked Nobel as my confirmation name. I thought it would be a nice idea since he was a scientist and all. A few monthes later I discovered that we were born on the same day.

…because it is also the place where planes arrive, terminating their trip. :slight_smile:

Thats not the point! :stuck_out_tongue:

Okay, new one: if you choke a smurf, what color does it turn?

I would’ve asked what the sound of one hand clapping is, but Bart Simpson answered that one pretty well.

What is not the answer to this question?

What is the answer to this question?

that doesnt really work, because anything you say could, and theoretically based on the nature of the question, would, be the correct answer. with mine there is no possible correct answer.

What is the definition of time?

Does the light in the refrigerator stay on when you shut the door?

If it is what is was, before it was what it is, what was it before it is what it should have been?

Yes, it goes out…

If it is what is was, before it was what it is, what was it before it is what it should have been?

Uh… John-V-Neun!!!

Only the time can say…

What is the definition of time?

         1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
         2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration: a long time since the last war; passed the time reading.
         3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval: ran the course in a time just under four minutes.
         4. A similar number representing a specific point on this continuum, reckoned in hours and minutes: checked her watch and recorded the time, 6:17 A.M.
         5. A system by which such intervals are measured or such numbers are reckoned: solar time.
         1. An interval, especially a span of years, marked by similar events, conditions, or phenomena; an era. Often used in the plural: hard times; a time of troubles.
         2. times The present with respect to prevailing conditions and trends: You must change with the times.
   3. A suitable or opportune moment or season: a time for taking stock of one's life.
         1. Periods or a period designated for a given activity: harvest time; time for bed.
         2. Periods or a period necessary or available for a given activity: I have no time for golf.
         3. A period at one's disposal: Do you have time for a chat?
   5. An appointed or fated moment, especially of death or giving birth: He died before his time. Her time is near.
         1. One of several instances: knocked three times; addressed Congress for the last time before retirement.
         2. times Used to indicate the number of instances by which something is multiplied or divided: This tree is three times taller than that one. My library is many times smaller than hers.
         1. One's lifetime.
         2. One's period of greatest activity or engagement.
         3. A person's experience during a specific period or on a certain occasion: had a good time at the party.
         1. A period of military service.
         2. A period of apprenticeship.
         3. Informal. A prison sentence.
         1. The customary period of work: hired for full time.
         2. The period spent working.
         3. The hourly pay rate: earned double time on Sundays.
  10. The period during which a radio or television program or commercial is broadcast: “There's television time to buy” (Brad Goldstein).
  11. The rate of speed of a measured activity: marching in double time.
  12. Music.
         1. The meter of a musical pattern: three-quarter time.
         2. The rate of speed at which a piece of music is played; the tempo.
  13. Chiefly British. The hour at which a pub closes.
  14. Sports. A time-out.


   1. Of, relating to, or measuring time.
   2. Constructed so as to operate at a particular moment: a time release.
   3. Payable on a future date or dates.
   4. Of or relating to installment buying: time payments.

tr.v. timed, tim·ing, times

   1. To set the time for (an event or occasion).
   2. To adjust to keep accurate time.
   3. To adjust so that a force is applied or an action occurs at the desired time: timed his swing so as to hit the ball squarely.
   4. To record the speed or duration of: time a runner.
   5. To set or maintain the tempo, speed, or duration of: time a manufacturing process.

Does the light in the refrigerator stay on when you shut the door?

It goes out.