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Impossible Questions for January 2019

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The average person will spend about 20,000 minutes doing this over their lifetime.

ANSWER: Kissing [source]!

Time spent kissing: 20,160 mins = 336 hours = 2 weeks


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: When it comes to life-skills that employers look for, this is number one.

ANSWER: Creativity [source].

SOFT SKILLS
1. Creativity
2. Persuasion
3. Collaboration
4. Adaptability
5. Time management

HARD SKILLS
1. Cloud computing
2. Artificial intelligence
3. Analytical reasoning
4. People management
5. UX design (user experience design)


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This doesn’t happen very often anymore, but it does still happen about 1.6% of the time.

ANSWER: You call a wrong number.


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This weighs about 20 pounds.

ANSWER: Your skin [source]!

Intestines – 7.5 pounds (4 pounds for the large intestine, 3.5 pounds for the small)
Lungs – 5 pounds (2.5 pounds each)
Liver – 3.2 pounds
Brain – 3 pounds
heart – 0.6 pounds


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: It turns out we have a lot of this stuff, about eight times more than we ever need.

ANSWER: Makeup products [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you’re a woman you’re twice as likely as a man to be dealing with this today.

ANSWER: Insomnia [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This is made up of an embryo, a pericarp and an endosperm.

ANSWER: A popcorn kernel [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: For 4% of us doing this will cause a significant drop in our heart rate and blood pressure.

ANSWER: Seeing blood [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you’re a male, this will probably happen to you twice this year (four times if you’re a female).

ANSWER: Cut yourself shaving.

*A cut bad enough to warrant treatment.


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Almost everyone has this, but less than 40% of us use it.

ANSWER: Dental floss.


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Most of us consider this the number one sign we’re getting old.

ANSWER: Forgetting people’s names [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: When we do THIS 27% of us regret it almost right away.

ANSWER: Retire!


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: On average we will sit through about 131 of these every year.

ANSWER: Boring days [source].

The average person has 131 days of non-fun or boring days in a year (2.5 days/week).


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you’re HERE there’s an 11% chance you could fall to your death.

ANSWER: If you’re in a children’s cartoon [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you did this 1,081 times in one minute, you would hold the World Record!

ANSWER: Clap. The World Record for numbers of claps in one minute is 1,080 [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: We should be able to do this, but 45% of us really struggle to do it.

ANSWER: Read our own handwriting.


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you have this, you’re one of the few (less than 2% of us have this).

ANSWER: Green eyes [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: If you have one of these, you probably paid around $1,300 for it.

ANSWER: An uncontested divorce in Canada [source].

According to Canadian Lawyer’s 2011 legal fees survey, the cost of an uncontested divorce ranges from $1,006 to $2,547, with the average being $1,353. A contested divorce, meanwhile, can cost anywhere from $7,208 to $74,122, with the average cost being $12,875.


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: An average person can do this in about 27 seconds.

ANSWER: Form a first impression of someone [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: This is something in your kitchen that is there as a result of pyrolysis.

ANSWER: Coffee!


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 93% of us have done this at least once in the last 30 days.

ANSWER: Eaten pizza [source]!


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: You have 640 of these and you probably don’t use even half of them.

ANSWER: Muscles [source].


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 80% of us admit to this, but only 40% of us feel guilty about it.

ANSWER: Having a room that is a total hoard-room.


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