Question Everything

Progress only occurs when we challenge assumptions and question the world around us. Here are 27 questions that’ll really get you thinking, questioning, and wondering:

  1. If you describe something as indescribable, haven’t you already described it?
  2. If bald people work in a restaurant, do they still need to wear a hairnet?
  3. Do you think if anything is possible, it’s still possible for anything to be impossible?
  4. Why is sandwich meat round when bread is square?
  5. Do fish have a thirst for water?
  6. Why is it that lemon juice has an artificial flavor while dishwashing liquid has real lemons?
  7. Would you believe a person who told you they were a pathological liar?
  8. Which side of the armrest is really yours at a movie theater?
  9. If man developed from monkeys, why do we still have monkeys?
  10. When Donald Duck gets out of the shower, why does he put on a towel when he normally doesn’t wear any pants?
  11. Is it safe to say that the opposite of progress is congress because the opposite of pro is con?
  12. Why can’t the professor on Gilligan’s Island fix a hole in a boat if he can construct a radio out of a coconut?
  13. Is it possible to purchase a complete chess set at a pawn shop?
  14. Why isn’t there any mouse-flavored food for cats?
  15. Why do adults say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up every few hours?
  16. Rabbits don’t lay eggs, so why does the Easter bunny deliver them?
  17. If an orange is color orange, why isn’t a lemon called a yellow or a lime called a green?
  18. Do prison buses have emergency exits?
  19. Why are the small candy bars referred to as “fun sizes”? Isn’t it more fun to consume a big one?
  20. If everyone says that life is totally unfair, doesn’t that just mean that life is fair?
  21. Is there a synonym for synonym?
  22. If corn oil is made from corn and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, where does baby oil come from?
  23. If no one is supposed to step foot on the grass, then how did someone put the “keep off the grass” sign there in the first place?
  24. Why is it that your nose runs but your feet smell?
  25. Why isn’t phonetic spelled exactly as it sounds?
  26. Even when it’s delivered by plane or truck, why do we have to call it “shipping”?
  27. How can something be both “new” and “improved”? What did it improve on if it’s new?

Hope that got you thinking, questioning, and smiling 🙂

Special thanks to for providing many of these thought-provoking questions!