Impossible Questions for September 2017

“The Blue Marble” is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: We don’t know who came up with it’s name, but we all call it this.

ANSWER: Earth [source].

The name “Earth” is derived from both English and German words, ‘eor(th)e/ertha’ and ‘erde’, respectively, which mean ground. But, the handle’s creator is unknown. – source

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you had 70 of these, you would have more than anyone in the world.

ANSWER: Children [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: To help you keep time while performing CPR, this is the best song to listen to.

ANSWER: Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees [ source].

New York-Presbyterian Hospital released a CPR playlist on their website to help people maintain rhythm while performing CPR.
#1. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
#2. Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
#3. Hard To Handle – Black Crows
#4. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
#5. Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake

Not everyone has one of these, but if you do, it’s worth about $23,000 CDN.

ANSWER: A minimum wage job in BC [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The guys who started this company actually just flipped a coin to see who’s name would be first.

ANSWER: HP (Hewlett Packard) [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: When it comes to bathroom time, people in higher incomes tend to prefer this in the bathroom.

ANSWER: Toilet paper roll over the top [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Just believing you did this, even if you didn’t, will improve your performance.

ANSWER: Had a good sleep [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: As it turns out, an average guy will do this for half of his life.

ANSWER: Look at women [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Aside from humans; dolphins, house cats and honey badgers also do this?

ANSWER: Hunt for fun/sport [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The most expensive one of these cost $20,722.65 CDN (the one your kid has probably cost a lot less).

ANSWER: Fidget Spinner [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 30% of us have had this stolen at work.

ANSWER: An idea.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Of those of us that do this, almost all of us find it impossible to do it with a straight face.

ANSWER: Talk to our pets.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 60% of women (and only 54% of men) believe that THIS will help them get ahead at work.

ANSWER: Hard work [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 29% of us do THIS at work.

ANSWER: Lie to the boss [source].

More Impossible Questions here…

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Impossible Questions for August 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The world’s largest one of these is 27 km long (on the border between France and Switzerland).

ANSWER: Refrigerator [source].

The 9,300 magnets inside the 27 km (approx. 17 miles) circumference of the Large Hadron Collider are designed to be refrigerated for operational use. 10,080 tonnes of liquid nitrogen are needed to cool them down to just -193.2 C, before they are filled with nearly 60 tonnes of liquid helium, which cools them further to just -271.3 C.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Women have one more of these than men.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Pairs of jeans (on average women own 7 pairs and men 6 pairs).

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 15% of households have two of these.

ANSWER: Refrigerator [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Doing this actually does help heal a wound.

ANSWER: Kissing it [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The first one was built in 1994. By 2020 there will be about 82 million of them. I have one!

ANSWER: Virtual reality headsets [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Apparently 39% of us have this in our kitchen.

ANSWER: Chopsticks.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 11% of us do this at home, the rest of us wait til we get to our workplace to do it.

ANSWER: Work (11.2% of Canadians work from home) [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The smallest, working one of these is about 2 feet wide and 4 feet long.

ANSWER: A road-worthy car [source].

More Impossible Questions here…

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Things you should know about napping

Thirty-four percent of us have napped in the last 24 hours.

A survey of 1,488 adults revealed that, men are more likely to nap than women. Napping for just 10 minutes can enhance your alertness, mood, and mental performance.

Here are Mike’s top five things you should know about napping.

#5. If it’s under an hour it’s a nap, over an hour it’s sleep.
#4. If you awake from one of your “naps” and you’re no longer employed – maybe it wasn’t technically a “nap” – more a “passing out”.
#3. Your pants must remain on the entire time (particularly important if you’re napping at work).
#2. “Nodding off in the council chamber” is NOT to be used as a euphemism for anything other than sleeping during city council meetings.
#1. If you wake up from your nap with one of the kids screaming “watch out dad!!” – it could be time to pull over to the side of the road.

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Impossible Questions for July 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you are a young adult (18-26) with a job, there’s a 28% chance you also have one of these.

ANSWER: A side job [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Only 3% of people that do this, do it professionally.

Hint: Not many people still do this after their mid twenties.
Hint: Not something you would brag about.

ANSWER: Shoplift [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: We do this a lot, but we only do it right 34% of the time.

ANSWER: Self-diagnose an ailment using the Internet [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 62% of people say they are regularly angry at ___.

ANSWER: God [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: People seem to do this more while on an airplane (and there’s a pretty good reason why they do).

ANSWER: Fart (air pressure changes cause the movement of gas).

The average person will consume 35,000 of these over their lifetime.

ANSWER: Cookies

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Impossible Questions for June 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you had just 138 of these, you would have more than anyone else.

ANSWER: Traffic cones [source].

Image from Guinness World Records

David Morgan holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of different traffic cones (137 different cones).

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you did this 32 times in one minute you would hold the World Record. It’s something you’ll probably do this morning anyway.

ANSWER: Tie your shoes [source].

The most shoelaces tied in a bow in one minute was 31 achieved by Khaled Abdul Aziz Alhosari (UAE) at the Guinness World Records Pavilion in Global Village, Dubai, UAE, on 21 February 2009.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Only 8% of this is real, the other 92% exists only on computers.

ANSWER: All the World’s money [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Assuming you didn’t sleep, it would take you nine days to do this.

ANSWER: Binge watch all of The Simpsons episodes [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This takes us just under 4 months (about 118 days).

ANSWER: To find a new job [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: You need to make about a million holes to make one of these.

ANSWER: A Boeing 747 [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: In 2016, 89% of Canadians had this.

ANSWER: A credit card [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Not everyone is a fan of this, 25% of people don’t even acknowledge it.

ANSWER: Father’s day.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: We use about 500 litres of this per day.
ANSWER: Oxygen [source].

The air that we inhale is about 20-percent oxygen, and the air that is exhaled is about 15-percent oxygen, so about 5-percent of the volume of air is consumed in each breath and converted to carbon dioxide. Therefore, a human being uses about 550 liters of pure oxygen (19 cubic feet) per day.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: There is a woman in Scotland that has 6,000 of these!
ANSWER: Body piercings – Elaine Davidson of Scotland (6,005) [source].

Women do this at least once per week (63 times per year), guys do it about once a month (15 times per year).
ANSWER: Cry [source].

You do it mostly in the evening.
Sometimes by yourself, sometimes with others (50/50).
You usually feel better after.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 29% of guys say they will decline a first date if they find out this about the other person.

ANSWER: They are vegetarian.

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Signs you might be too Canadian

– You know the French words for “trans fat”, “crunch” and “cereal”.


– You have twin boys named Wayne and Gordie.


– You substitute beer for water when cooking.

– You’ve purposefully said ‘Eh’ at the end of a sentence, pretending to pretend that you’re a Canadian.

– You can’t walk past a pile of flat rocks without making an inukshuk!


– You’re not sure if you like him, but you would buy him a beer.


– Not sure who this is, but thanks to her, we get a long weekend in May!

Thank you for the day off Victoria!

– You dismiss all beers under 6% as “for children and the elderly.


Happy Canada Day!

From, here are the 92 signs you might be too Canadian

I’ve taken a few liberties, shorten the list and added a few of my own… 😉

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