Impossible Questions for January 2018

Amy Adams – Arrival (2016)

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This contains copper, zinc, cobalt, calcium, manganese, phosphates, nickel and silicon.

ANSWER: A human [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: There are 5 of these in Prince George and over 1,300 in all of British Columbia.

ANSWER: People over the age of 100 [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: At top speed, this can reach about 30 mph.

ANSWER: A cat [source].

Falcon 242 mph
Eagle 200 mph
Marlin 80 mph
Cheetah 75 mph
Wildebeest / Lion 50 mph
Kangaroo / Horse 44 mph
Dog / Coyote / Dolphin 40 mph
Human 30 mph (average person 11 mph)

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: A new survey shows that 7% of people actually forget to do this (on occasion).

ANSWER: Celebrate your own birthday [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: One year of this will cost about $1,577.

ANSWER: Dog ownership [source].

… the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 US ($1,577 CDN) and for a cat it’s $1,070.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 14% of people would absolutely say no to this.

ANSWER: A friend asking for money [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Since the mid 1800’s more and more people have been doing this, but only about 3% of the population do it well.

ANSWER: Live a vegetarian lifestyle [source].

The first Vegetarian Society was formed in England in 1847. Only 3.2% of the population do not eat meat at all.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: You can write out all of the numbers from 0 to 999 before you would need to use this letter.


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Statistically, this should happen to you 5.5 times today.

ANSWER: Get the urge to pee [source].

An average person will pee 4 to 7 times per day.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you counted all of these, you would find there are 7.5 million (7,541,495) of them in Canada.

ANSWER: Houses [source].

For 35 million people there are 15 million private dwellings of which 7.5 million are single detached houses, 2.5 million apartments. – Statscan

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The average person will do this 124 times this year.

ANSWER: (124) Injure themselves at home [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: You’ll likely do this 150 times today.

ANSWER: Check your phone [source].

… the average person is awake for 15.3 hours of every day. Checking your phone 150 times in those 15.3 hours means that you likely check it almost 10 times per hour, or once every six minutes.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: One of these will cost you about $48 per day.

ANSWER: A child.

The US Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610 US ($309,544 CDN). So, the breakdown in Canadian dollars = $17,196 yr / $1,433 month / $48 day.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you could make this last more than 375 days you would hold the world record.

ANSWER: The longest Human pregnancy.

More Impossible Questions here!

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