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120 Unanswered Questions No One Answers

It is human nature to ask questions. Throughout human history, we have come across every question you can think of, and we’ve many unanswered questions. We are a curious species, driven to discover and learn about everything around us. But hundreds of other questions remain unanswered, and unfortunately, it seems likely that they will remain so until man ceases to exist.

If you are like the rest of us, you may find it interesting to play with some of these puzzling questions from time to time. Challenge your own understanding and that of your family and friends by asking them these thought-provoking questions when you are out and about.

Mind Blowing Unanswered Questions

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We strive to know the truth, but there are some truths that are so hard to find that our human logic cannot compute the correct understanding. We end up leaving these questions unanswered, hoping that the evolution of human intelligence – or perhaps even divine intervention – will one day reveal the answers and help us better understand the surrounding reality.

  1. When did time begin?
  2. Did we invent mathematics, or did we invent it?
  3. Where does a thought go when it is forgotten?
  4. Do we have free will or is everything predetermined?
  5. Is there life after death?
  6. Is it really possible to experience something objectively?
  7. What is a dream?
  8. What is the goal of humanity?
  9. How long will you be remembered after the day of your death?
  10. What comes first – the fruit or the color?
  11. What is “god?”
  12. Who decides what is right and what is wrong?
  13. What is the point of setting goals if we all die anyway?
  14. What is freedom and does it really exist?
  15. Which came first – the chicken or the egg?
  16. What makes you, you?
  17. When should you be considered old enough to die of old age?
  18. How do you know that you are not crazy and just hallucinating your whole life?
  19. To what extent can you control the direction of your life?
  20. Is the earth alive?
  21. Is it possible to know what is really good and what is bad?
  22. If we learn and improve from our mistakes, why are we afraid of making mistakes?
  23. Have you ever really done something by your own conscious choice, or are we always guided by an external stimulus or motive?
  24. Why are you here at this point in your life?
  25. Did you get to this point in your life because you wanted to, or because it was your destiny to be here?
  26. Are soul mates real?
  27. If we must follow the rules at all costs, why do we make exceptions to those rules?
  28. Does the universe have an end, or does it just continue?
  29. Why does everything exist?
  30. What is the purpose and meaning of time?
  31. Do human achievements have a long-term and universal meaning or is it that when the world ends, we all end with it, including what we have achieved?
  32. Why do people have to die?

Confusing Questions

While the initial list of questions explores more provocative and deeper considerations, these intriguing questions may not seem urgent or important. But the confusion they create can be a great talking point if you want to keep family and friends interested in discussing them at your next gathering.

  1. If you hit yourself and it hurts, are you weak or strong?
  2. Why are premature babies born earlier than full-time babies who are considered older, even if they are around for a shorter time?
  3. If you take a ship and replace all its parts until none of the original parts are intact anymore, is it the same ship or a completely different ship?
  4. How is your field of vision shaped?
  5. If you describe something as indescribable, haven’t you already described it?
  6. Are we alive or slowly dying?
  7. Isn’t good health just slower mortality?
  8. What do people who are born deaf hear when they think?
  9. How far do bald people go when they wash their faces?
  10. If a person dies at sea and only his arm is found, how should it be placed in the coffin? Does it have to be a full-sized coffin?
  11. If a baby’s bottom leaves its mother at 11:59 pm and its head leaves at 12:01 am, on what day is the baby’s birth declared?
  12. What is a French kiss called in France?
  13. If it is wrong to kill people, why do we kill people who kill people?
  14. If you try to fail and succeed, are you successful?
  15. If you expect the unexpected, doesn’t that make the unexpected expected?
  16. How can this world be in debt?
  17. What is the importance of being considered dead and not just dead?
  18. When you get to heaven, do you look like you did when you died?
  19. Why do people say they “sleep like a baby” if they sleep through the night, when it is known that babies do not sleep?
  20. Why is the alphabetical order the way it is? Who said that was the order it should be?
  21. Why is Goofy considered a human and Pluto a pet when they are both dogs?
  22. Can blind people dream?
  23. Why doesn’t the glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
  24. When they say something is new and improved, how can it be improved if it is new? What is improved?
  25. Why is the goal of golf to play as little golf as possible?
  26. If a vampire bites a zombie, does the zombie become a vampire or does the vampire become a zombie?
  27. If God created Adam and Eve, did they have a belly button?
  28. Why do we shake our hands when we like something?
  29. Why do we base our age on the number of times we run around a burning ball of gas?
  30. How do you know that you see colors the way other people see them? What if red to you is blue to them, but they still call it red?
  31. Is your answer to this question “no”?
  32. Which letter is silent in the word “aroma”? S or C?
  33. Isn’t the word “row” just the letter Q followed by four silent letters?
  34. What would a room with mirrors look like if there was nothing in the room to create a reflection?
  35. Is there a moment when nothing exists, or is there always something?
  36. If a Cyclops closes its eyes, does it blink or blink?
  37. Is a body transplanting the same as a brain transplant?
  38. What is the color of a mirror?
  39. If you are having fun when you are wasting your time, can you still say you are wasting your time?
  40. What is your armrest at the movies?
  41. Do dentists go to other dentists, or do they treat their own dental problems?
  42. How far east do you have to go before you start going west?
  43. If you dig a hole in the middle of the ground and jump through it, will you fall down or float up?
  44. Where do they put the Bible in the library – in the fiction section or the non-fiction section?
  45. What happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force?
  46. What would happen to the oceans if everyone on earth jumped into the water at the same time?
  47. When does the weather stop being partly sunny and start being partly cloudy?
  48. Why is vanilla ice cream white when vanilla itself is brown?

Unanswered Funny Questions

Hey, just because a question doesn’t seem to have an answer doesn’t mean it has to be serious. There are plenty of fun questions you can’t answer that can make you laugh and cause some fun banter between you and your friends. Try asking these fun questions that you can’t answer to trigger laughter.

  1. Are kids in a pornographic movie allowed to watch the movie after it’s over?
  2. Do you consider eyebrows to be facial hair?
  3. If you are shorter than someone, can you talk to them?
  4. What color should a bald person’s hair be on their driver’s license?
  5. Does the prison bus have an emergency exit?
  6. Can you stand backward on the stairs?
  7. Do we bury people who still have braces, or do we take them off?
  8. Why is the word “dictionary” in the dictionary?
  9. What do we call a fly that has no wings?
  10. Why do we make bacon and cakes?
  11. How do we grow seedless fruit?
  12. If a tomato is a fruit, is tomato sauce a smoothie?
  13. If you dream that none of your dreams come true, and you wake up and none of your dreams have come true, is it a dream come true?
  14. If you tell someone “to be leaders, not followers”, won’t they become a follower by following your advice?
  15. If everyone says life is unfair, doesn’t that mean life is fair?
  16. If the early bird gets the worm, why do good things happen to those who wait?
  17. If you hate those who hate you, does that make you a hateful person, and will you hate yourself?
  18. What if Pinocchio said, “My nose will grow now”?
  19. If the fountain of youth can make you live forever, can you drown in it and still die?
  20. If Cinderella’s shoes fit perfectly, why did they fall off?
  21. Who taught the first teacher?
  22. If nothing is impossible, can anything be impossible?
  23. Why can the nose walk but the feet smell?
  24. Why do we say we have a cold when our body temperature rises?
  25. If you drop soap on the floor, does the floor become clean or does the soap become dirty?
  26. Isn’t it true that when you wait for the waiter to come back with your order, you become a waiter at the same time?
  27. When you buy an item made in China while you are in China, is there always a “made in China” label?
  28. If the number 2 pencil is the most popular, why is it number 2?
  29. What did the first person to milk a cow try to do?
  30. If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, are we informed?
  31. Do caterpillars know they are going to become butterflies, or do they build a cocoon without knowing what will happen?
  32. If God sneezed, what would you say?
  33. If we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?
  34. If life is so short, why do we do things we don’t like, and why do we like so many things we don’t like?
  35. When all is said and done, do you want to have said more than you have done?
  36. If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear it, does it make a sound?
  37. How does the person who finds the calendar know what day it is?
  38. Why did we decide to give February only 28 days when many other months have 31? Can’t we just take some of the 31st days of other months and add them to February?
  39. If revenge is a dish best served cold, and revenge is sweet, is revenge ice cream?
  40. Why do we call it a building if it’s already built?