Category: Impossible Question

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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Impossible Questions for May 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: People in Finland do this the most (they are ranked #1). Canada is ranked 19th and the US is in 22nd place.

ANSWER: Consume coffee [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: You usually don’t plan to this (72% of the time, when this happens, it’s not planned).

ANSWER: Shoplift [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This has to be moving all the time. If it slows below 13 km/hr it dies.

ANSWER: A moving, unmanned bicycle.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This is made up of about 75% water (about the same water content as a banana).

ANSWER: A human baby [source].

Robert Krulwich/NPR

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 38% of women are pretty sure they have done this (even though they didn’t mean to).
ANSWER: They’ve become their mother!

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Good liars are also good at this.

ANSWER: Spotting a liar [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This will last almost a whole day (22 hrs, 15 mins).

ANSWER: A flashlight with Energizer batteries (2 D cells) [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This has gone up $10 in the last three years – it’s now about $175.

ANSWER: The average amount spent on Mother’s Day gifts [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: In Greece they do it the longest — an average of 13 years. In Canada we average 9 years and in the US it’s only 4 years.

ANSWER: Hold on to a job [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: An average guy will do this six times today, an average women about three times today.

ANSWER: Tell a lie to their partner, boss, or colleague [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The largest one of the these was about 20 inches across.

ANSWER: A bubblegum bubble [source].
Chad Fell blew a bubblegum bubble with a diameter of 50.8 cm (20 in) without using his hands on April 24, 2004.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: According to a new study, men experience an IQ dip of 15 points while doing this.

ANSWER: Men experience an IQ dip of 15 points while multitasking, while women experience a five-point drop in IQ [source].

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Mike’s Impossible Question – April 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The longest one of these ever recorded lasted (2 ½ days) 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds.

ANSWER: A kiss [source].

The Rules

  • The kiss must be continuous and the lips must be touching at all times. If the lips part – the couple are immediately disqualified.
  • Contestants must be over the age of consent in the country the event is being held.
  • The couple must be awake at all times.
  • The contestants must stand during the attempt and cannot be propped together by any aids, such as pillows, cushions or people.
  • No rest breaks are allowed.
  • Incontinence pads or adult nappies/diapers are not allowed.
  • Couples must not leave the venue during their attempt.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Where is the best place to suffer sudden cardiac arrest (based on the availability of equipment and training).

ANSWER: A casino.

[Source] (In The)… New England Journal of Medicine paper from 2000, researchers reported improved patient outcomes thanks to Las Vegas security officers trained to use AEDs. When the first defibrillation was administered within three minutes of a witnessed collapse, the survival rate was nearly 75%. According to ER doctor Bryan Bledsoe in a 2006 Wall Street Journal story on these recent changes in the Las Vegas Strip, “The safest place in America to suffer sudden cardiac arrest is a casino.”

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: In 1998 there were almost 10,000 of these on Earth, now there are over 3.5-billion.

ANSWER: Google searches per day [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The happiest people are people that are ___ years old and ___ years old.

ANSWER: A study shows our happiness levels peak at 23 yrs and 69 yrs [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This very well known company uses no signage, disguises it’s warehouses and uses unmarked trucks for security reasons.

ANSWER: Netflix [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Most people think this is “a figment of your imagination”, but 68% of people say they have experienced it.

ANSWER: Phantom Vibration Syndrome – The feeling that your phone is vibrating when it’s not. [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Only 4.3% of us do this at work.

ANSWER: Test positive for drugs [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: A study done a few years ago (2010) found that just the sight of this can help a man feel more comfortable and relaxed.

ANSWER: Meat. Just the sight of meat can make a man more relaxed [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This part of a woman usually gets smaller during pregnancy.

Her brain [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: In a new survey, 18% of people said they would give up this for the year if it meant they didn’t have to pay taxes.

ANSWER: WiFi [source].

What would you do to get out of paying taxes…
• 18% are willing to go without WiFi for one year
• 13% are willing to gain 20 pounds
• 11% are willing to have their web browsing history made public
• 5% are willing to smell like a skunk for six months

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Mike’s Impossible Question – March 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Last year 13,500,000 of these were sold – making this the #1 selling one of these.

ANSWER: Turbo Tax. The #1 selling computer software program in North America [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you ran very quickly for 355 days, you would almost be here.

ANSWER: The moon. To cover the distance to the moon, you would have to run, continuously for 356 days [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you’re average, you can probably only do this for about 8 or 9 seconds.

ANSWER: Pay attention (the average attention span is 8.5 seconds) [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: When this thing starts out, it’s barely visible to the human eye. It’s home is only about 0.02 ft². The largest one of these can get to be almost 3 times the size of it’s home.

ANSWER: Ear hair [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The oldest one of these lasted 353 months (29.4 years).

ANSWER: A dog (The world’s oldest dog, an Australian cattle hound named Bluey – in human years) [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Not everyone does this (only about 49 million people in the US – 12 million in Canada), but those that do, spend about $243 a year doing it.

ANSWER: Online dating [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you want to be friends with a 4 yr old, having this in common with them will put you way ahead of the pack.

ANSWER: Knowing the same songs [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: An average woman will do this about 7,718 times in her lifetime.

Answer: Shave [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: On average we each pay about $35 for this (per year).

Answer: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 47% of people in Sweden do this (27% of people in Canada do it).

Answer: They live alone [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 38% of women say they usually invite this person to a party they’re throwing.

Answer: Hair stylist [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: In 2010, 23.2% (an all-time high) of all the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 shared a common characteristic.

Answer: A one word title [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This thing renews itself about 6 times a year (every 64 days).

Answer: Your eyebrows [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: You are way more likely to be attacked by this animal than by a bear or a wolf (combined).

Answer: Moose [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Even though we know we’re not supposed to do this, 10% of adults say they’ve done this anyway.

Answer: Chilled red wine (or put ice in red wine).

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Only about 44% of 8-18 yr olds think they can do this.

Answer: Tell the difference between fake news and real news [source].

Middle name: Christopher
Height: 5’8
Weight: 181 lbs
Pants: 36×32 or 36×30
Show size: 7.5
Sign: Aquarius

Answer: Ed Sheeran[source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: A new study shows that women deal with stress by eating and men deal with stress by THIS.

Answer: Watching porn [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 23% of people believe this is the best way to let someone know you’re “interested” in them romantically.

Answer: Let them know through a mutual friend [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The average woman does THIS 150 times a year; average men about 10 times.

Answer: Check their horoscope [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 15% of iPhone users do this.

Answer: Use a phone with a broken screen.

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Mike’s Impossible Question – February 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The biggest one of these is about 50 feet wide and weighs over 6,000 pounds (you’ll probably see one today).

ANSWER: Pancake!

The largest pancake was created in Rochdale, Manchester, UK in 1994, by the Co-Operative Union, Ltd. Measuring 15.01 m (49 ft 3 in) in diameter and 2.5 cm (1 in) thick, the pancake weighed 3 tonnes (6,614 lb), and took more than just a frying pan to flip over!

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: A new study show that cats may actually be better than dogs at doing this.

ANSWER: Sniffing out bombs and explosive materials.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This emotion is really quite new (only a few thousands of years old), compared to anger and fear, which are millions of years old.

ANSWER: Disgust [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Doing THIS is the equivalent to half an hour on a stationary bicycle.

ANSWER: Laughing 200 times is equivalent to 30 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle [source].

Note: The average child laughs 300 to 500 times a day while the average adult laughs only about 15 times a day [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: According to a new study, men experience an IQ dip of 15 points while doing this.

ANSWER: Men experience an IQ dip of 15 points while multitasking, while women experience a five-point drop in IQ [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The average adult (with a post secondary education) will spend a total of 18 months doing this.

ANSWER: Working at their first job.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The average price for one of these is $35,330.

ANSWER: A wedding [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Where does this seemingly random number come from – 24,301,911?

Answer: Donald J. Trump’s Twitter followers (as of Feb 9 2017).

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: At about 11:15 this morning you’ll likely be doing THIS for the first time today.

Answer: Cracking a smile on a Monday morning [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If we think we’re getting a cold or flu, 8% of us won’t do this.

Answer: Take any medication [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: To make sure THIS won’t happen, divide the number of people involved by 3.

Answer: To avoid having someone in a group photo having their eyes closed, divide the number of people in the photo by 3 and take that many photos [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 70% of us would not bend down to pick up one of these.

Answer: A penny (15% wouldn’t pick up a dollar) [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The percentage of homes that have at least one of these is now over 50% (51%).

Answer: A game console [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: According to scientists, the optimal flow of THIS is 147.6 feet (45 meters) per hour.

Answer: Ketchup [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 66% of people heading south to escape winter, say THIS can totally ruin their vacation.

Answer: Thoughts of family back home (don’t call home!)

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