Tag: Trivia

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 ___ 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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Where did April Fool’s Day come from?


Ever wonder where April Fool’s Day came from?

The story goes like this…

Back in the day, in France in 1582, Pope Gregory introduces the Gregorian Calendar…

This leads to New Year’s celebrations being moved from April 1st to January 1st.

Some people continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1st – they were known as “April Fools”.

Soon, people started inviting “April Fools” to non-existent parties at the end of March and that morphed into the pranks we see today.

So if you want to get back to the original spirit of April Fool’s Day, invite someone to a fake new years eve party!

…of course this could all be a big joke 😉

Looking for some safe but fun pranks? Right here!

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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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Mike’s Impossible Question – January 2017

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The average mom does this 13 times a month.

Answer: Feels totally well [source]!

The average mom gets sick 324 times during her kid’s childhood.

Here’s the breakdown of those 324 illnesses: 108 sore throats . . . 108 runny noses . . . 54 colds . . . 36 stomach bugs or cases of diarrhea . . . 12 cases of the flu . . . and six cases of lice and other random illnesses.

The survey also found the average mom only feels totally healthy 13 days a month. – from Z95.net

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: What is the most common street name in Canada (it’s also the most common street name in the US).

Answer: 2nd (source).

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 54% of people that have one of these, don’t know how to use it.

Answer: Home security system [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: 79, is the average number of times you will need to do THIS before you do THIS.

Answer: Kiss different people, before you marry someone [source].

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: We use 7.5 trees per year (on average) just so we can do this.

Answer: Breathe.
We require seven to eight trees to provide enough oxygen for just one person per year [source].

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: The longest one of these on record lasted 13 seconds.

ANSWER: Flight of a chicken. [source]

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: On the Top Ten list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2017, THIS was #11.

1. Lose Weight / Healthier Eating
2. Life / Self Improvements
3. Better Financial Decisions
4. Quit Smoking
5. Do more exciting things
6. Spend More Time with Family / Close Friends
7. Work out more often
8. Learn something new on my own
9. Do more good deeds for others
10. Find the love of my life
11. Find a better job

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: An average teenage girl will spend 25 minutes more than an average teenage boy doing THIS every day.

ANSWER: Talking to family members (parents, siblings… etc).

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Doing THIS will make you feel happier and less tired in the morning.

ANSWER: Sleeping naked.[Source]

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The first one of these sold for $12.50, the equivalent of $164 today. [Source]

The first ballpoint pens in America sold for $12.50, the equivalent of $164 today.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: On the list of “The Top 10 Most Commonly Misspelled Words” this word is #1. [Source]

#1. embarrass
#2. existence
#3. liaison
#4. perseverance

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: To make just one of THESE requires at least 37 gallons of water (and I’ll bet you’re having at least one today). [Source]

A cup of coffee. To produce enough beans to make one cup of coffee requires 37 gallons of water. By comparison, an apple takes 19 gallons, a banana 27, and a pair of leather shoes 4,400 gallons.

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The Cost of Christmas 2016

The cost of Christmas has gone up slightly (mostly because of an increases in the price of Turtle Doves and wage increases for Drummers and Pipers).
Merry Christmas! – Mike

The cost of each gift item, once: $34,363.49 (US) = $46,475.96 (CDN)

The true cost of all the gifts, when you count each repetition in the song (364 gift items): $156,507.88 (US) = $211,675.72 (CDN)

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More here (PNCChristmasPriceIndex.com)…

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Mike’s Impossible Question – December 2016

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: There are about one septillion (that’s 1 followed by 24 zeros) of these and they’re all around us. Some people get more than others. [Source]

Every winter at least one septillion (that’s 1 followed by 24 zeros) snow crystals fall from the sky.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: The average shopper will spend $786 on others and THIS MUCH on themselves at Christmas. [Source]

The average holiday shopper will spend $107.50 on themselves.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: THIS type of shopper is more susceptible to impulse buying. [Source]

Someone shopping alone.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Most gift givers think THIS will be the least appreciated gift, but as it turns out, it’s really the most appreciated gift. [Uber Facts]


IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: During the Christmas of 1983, THIS SONG surpassed Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” on the holiday Billboard charts. [Uber Facts]


“Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: Most of us want one of THESE at Christmas, more than 85% of them are imported from China.

Artificial Christmas trees.

Most cats can jump 7 times as high (or as far) as THIS.

Their tail length.

Wearing THIS for just an hour will increase the amount of bacteria on your body by 700 times. [Did You Knows]

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

Each square inch of human skin contains 625 of THESE.

Sweat glands.

40% of people admit to doing THIS during a holiday party at someone’s house.


Wipe their hands on the furniture.

IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION: When it comes to Christmas spending – 86% of people say they will buy THIS this year.

Scotch tape.

In December 1984, THIS SONG outsold Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. [Uber Facts]

“Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”.

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