Category: Impossible Question

Impossible Questions for October 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Nowadays, this happens about 63 times a day, last year it only happened 22 times a day.

ANSWER: Attacks on websites [source].

(Attacks on websites) nearly tripled year over year in the second quarter of 2017, from a daily average of 22 per day in the same quarter last year to 63 per day.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This will actually make your lunch taste better.

ANSWER: Having someone else make it for you [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Doing this can improve your IQ by five points.

ANSWER: Playing an instrument [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: We have about 20 of these every year.

ANSWER: Bottles of wine.

Average Canadian drinks 15 litres/year (or 20 750mil bottles)

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The biggest one of these is 17cm.

ANSWER: Mouth [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: On average, one of these travels about 1,500 miles (2,400 km).

ANSWER: A question asked to Google [source].

Every query has to travel on average 1,500 miles to a data center and back to return the answer to the user (in 0.2 of a second).

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This costs about 84 cents (per year).

ANSWER: Charging your phone for one year [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Statistically, you will probably lose at least two friends if you do this.

ANSWER: Fall in love [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: In Canada we have 32 of these. More than any other country in the world!

ANSWER: Space object impact craters.

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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: According to a new study, this occupation now has the highest divorce rate.

ANSWER: Casino Manager [source].

#1. Casino Manager
#2. Bartender
#3. Flight Attendant
#4. Casino worker
#5. Metal/plastics workers

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].

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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].

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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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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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