Unanswered Questions

(Last Updated: 20 Sept 2008)

This is a page for questions that make you go “Huh ?”.

I’ve been trying to build up a list of these for many years but have forgotten most of the one’s I’ve heard, so now I’m passing it over to all of you out there to give me as many as you can think of.

I’ll get you started with….


How do they get the Teflon to stick to the pan ?

How does the guy who drives the snow-plough get into work ?

Why is abbreviation such a long word ?

(UK specific)  Why is there only one Monopolies Commission ?

What was “cured ham” suffering from ?

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?

Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they know there is not enough money in the account ?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn’t glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilised needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an “S” in the word “lisp”?

If you send someone ‘Styrofoam’, how do you pack it?

If the temperature is zero outside today and it’s going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?

Can you cry under water?

If money doesn’t grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on bigger suitcases?

Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up, like, every two hours?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors, when they ask you to strip, leave the room or close the cubicle curtain while you change? They’re still going to see you naked anyway!

When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?


So now it’s over to you good people to come up with some more !

2 Responses to “Unanswered Questions”

  1. paralleldivergence Says:

    Why do men have nipples?

    How do you separate a siamese cat?

    If the opposite of invisible is visible, is the opposite of invincable vincable?

  2. Tara Says:

    If you try to fail and succeed, what have
    you done?

    How is it one careless match can start a
    forest fire, but it takes a whole box to
    start a campfire?

    Why is the time when the traffic is slowest
    called rush-hour?

    What’s the speed of dark?

    If physics can predict lottery numbers,
    why are they still working?

    If you run backwards will you gain weight?

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