100 Best Unanswerable Questions

100 Best Unanswerable Questions

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.

Albert Einstein

Humans love puzzles. The unknown drives us to solve the puzzle and get an adrenaline rush when we find the answer. It is challenging for the brain, and we chase a sense of closure when the mystery is solved. 

Think about it; Why do people love Sherlock Holmes? 

He always solves the mystery!

Unfortunately, there are many questions out there that man may never learn the answers to. The world is a vast, mysterious place, and there are many things that even scientists don’t understand. Let’s explore some of the questions that there are no answers to.

Here is my list of 100 unanswerable questions: 

Tough Unanswerable Questions

  1. At what time did time begin?
  2. Which came first: the sun or the earth?
  3. Is the opposite of opposite the same or opposite?
  4. Why is there a fridge light but no freezer light?
  5. Does a staircase go up or down?
  6. How far east can you travel before you are travelling west?
  7. Is there another word for “thesaurus”?
  8. Why is a “manhole” round?
  9. Why do we call them buildings if buildings are already built?
  10. If you decide to be indecisive, which are you?
  11. Did humans invent maths or discover maths?
  12. When you forget a thought, where does it go?
  13. If God invented humans, who created God?
  14. What came first: the seed or the plant?
  15. How do you know that you are not hallucinating?
  16. Why do we make exceptions to rules if we all should follow the rules?
  17. How can you describe something indescribable?
  18. Are we living, or are we dying?
  19. Who is the world in debt to if humans invented money?
  20. Can someone blind from birth see in their dreams?

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Funny Unanswerable Questions 

  1. Can you have a daydream at night-time?
  2. Are child actors in adult-rated movies allowed to watch the film?
  3. If you are bald, can you get dandruff?
  4. Can you yawn when you are asleep?
  5. If the sky is the limit, then what is space?
  6. Does a dentist go to other dentists for their teeth?
  7. Why does Tarzan never have a beard?
  8. Where do the missing socks go?
  9. If a cave has a cave-in, is it still called a cave?
  10. Do cannibals think clowns taste funny?

Animal Questions 

  1. How do we know that a new dogfood has an “improved taste”?
  2. If heaps of cats are lying on top of each other, is it still called a dog pile?
  3. Is it okay for an endangered animal to eat an endangered plant?
  4. Why does the Easter Bunny bring eggs when rabbits don’t lay eggs?
  5. Can a fish get seasick?
  6. Why did the chicken cross the road?
  7. Are animals that don’t live in houses homeless?
  8. How can a jellyfish stand up for itself when it has no backbone?
  9. Do you call “a fly” a fly if it can’t fly?
  10. Why do we say spineless snake when a snake has a spine?

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Food Questions

  1. Why is a pizza box square when a pizza is round?
  2. Why do we cook bacon and bake cookies?
  3. Why is vanilla ice cream white but vanilla extract brown?
  4. Why are bread square and sandwich meat round?
  5. Can you drink something without eating it?
  6. If a grape is sweet, why did we call the grapefruit by its name?
  7. A tomato is a fruit, so why is ketchup not called a smoothie?
  8. If you have dinner for breakfast, is it still dinner?
  9. If you can be allergic to anything, can you have an allergy to water?
  10. How can anyone taste the rainbow?

Questions of the World

  1. How do you learn about something that doesn’t exist?
  2. If the truth is different for each of us, how can we call it the truth?
  3. Why are cars made that go faster than the worlds speed limits?
  4. Does a mirror have a colour, or does it reflect a colour?
  5. If you have fun wasting time, is it time wasted?
  6. How do we know we all see the same colours in the same way?
  7. If, in an instant, a moving object looks the same as an unmoving object, is movement possible?
  8. If a tree falls and no one hears it, does it make a sound?
  9. Will tomorrow ever come?
  10. Who decided what makes us human?
  11. If anything is possible, can anything be impossible?
  12. Is it possible to know everything?
  13. Why is it a raindrop but a snowfall?
  14. Is it possible to know if something is good or bad?
  15. Which came first: the universe or time?
  16. Will you exist in the future if you can’t ever go there?
  17. What is the purpose of death?
  18. If you restore a ship piece by piece, is it the same ship?
  19. Why is the word dictionary in the dictionary?
  20. How do you expect the unexpected?
  21. If you try to fail to succeed, then which have you done?
  22. Why is abbreviated a long word?
  23. Why is a stage ring square in shape?
  24. Did Adam and Eve have a bellybutton?
  25. Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
  26. How can you throw away a garbage can?
  27. If you hate a hater, do you hate yourself?
  28. Why does bottled water expire?
  29. Why do we count sheep before bed?
  30. On a flight, which armrest is yours?
  31. If something is new, how can it be both new and improved?
  32. Why does the early bird get the worm, but patience is a virtue?
  33. What existed before the universe?
  34. Could you drown in the fountain of youth?
  35. Would time continue if everything in the world was frozen?
  36. Is the world eternal?
  37. When does the future begin?
  38. Is your glass half-empty or half-full?
  39. Do you have to swallow gum to get the calories?
  40. How do you know that you exist?
  41. Can you cry underwater?
  42. If you are halfway from your destination, is it from the beginning or the end?
  43. Is the earth alive?
  44. Why are we called humans?
  45. Why does “slim chance” and “fat chance” have the same meaning?
  46. Can we ever reach the future?
  47. How does the universe expand if there is nothing outside of it?
  48. What is a dream?
  49. Can God create a stone that is too heavy for even him to lift?
  50. Is a question with no answer still called a question? 

I hope you enjoyed this list of unanswerable questions. Did you find any of the answers?

Let me tell you a secret! Wisdom doesn’t come from finding the correct answer – but from asking the right question!

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