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!)


More Impossible Questions here…


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