166 Impossible Questions to Answer

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Have you ever been stumped by an impossible question? In life, many questions have no definite answer – questions that have us debating with our friends and family for hours on end. If you want to challenge unanswerable questions, then look no further! 

We’ve compiled 166 of the most impossible questions to answer right here in this blog post – let’s see if you can tackle ’em all!

Funny Unanswerable Questions

1. Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

2. What would a chair look like if your knees bent the other way?

3. If you’re stuck in traffic, are you going nowhere fast?

4. How does a dove know when it’s time to migrate?

5. Can nothing be something?

6. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?

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

8. Do bald people wash their heads with soap or shampoo?

9. What was the best thing before sliced bread?

10. If you eat pasta and antipasto, do they cancel each other out?

11. If an ambulance is on its way to save someone, but runs someone over, does it stop to help them?

12. Why do some people think it’s funny when someone gets hurt, but not when they get injured?

13. Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

14. How do you know when it’s time to tune your instrument?

15. If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

16. What would happen if you had a foolproof plan that was made to fail?

17. Can you cry underwater?

18. If a person taking a test has their answers in front of them, is it still considered cheating?

19. Does the sun ever set on an optimist?

20. If a criminal breaks the law in a virtual world, is it still a crime?

21. If ghosts can walk through walls and glide down stairs, why don’t they fall through the floor?

22. How many people does it take to change a lightbulb if everyone involved is procrastinating?

23. If you give a mouse a cookie, will he ask for milk after?

24. If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still considered a hearing?

25. Why do we say something is out of whack, but never in whack?

26. Is having an imaginary friend the same as talking to yourself?

27. How does one become the best at something they’ve never done before?

28. If electricity comes from electrons, where do you think morality comes from?

29. Is it possible to be too late or too early for something that hasn’t even happened yet?

30. Does a person with amnesia remember forgetting things?

31. What would happen if the moon suddenly disappeared?

32. Does a bee ever get tired of making honey?

33. Would a fish be considered drunk if it swims in vodka?

34. Can one trust the untrustworthy?

35. What would happen if time stopped for an entire day?

36. If you cloned yourself, would your clone be considered a sibling?
37. If an alien came to visit Earth, would they be considered an immigrant or a tourist?

38. If the early bird gets the worm, why do good things come to those who wait?

Weird Unanswerable Questions

39. What color is a chameleon on a plaid shirt?

40. If money doesn’t grow on trees, where does it come from?

41. How can something be both new and improved at the same time?

42. Are miracles possible if you don’t believe in them?

43. Does a fish ever get thirsty?

44. What would happen if everyone suddenly became honest?

45. If a person has two left feet, do they still have ten toes?

46. Is it possible to be too old to learn something new?

47. What would happen if the entire world decided to stop talking for one day?

48. Can you be allergic to your own thoughts?

49. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

50. Is it possible to fall in love with someone you’ve never met?

51. Can a person be too smart for their own good?

52. What would happen if all the oceans dried up?

53. Why is it that when some products go off the market, people refer to them as being discontinued rather than extinct?

54. Is it possible to have a nightmare about something you’ve never experienced before?

55. Can a person be addicted to knowledge?

56. Is it possible to be in two places at once?


57. What would happen if the sun suddenly stopped shining?

58. Is it possible to make a wish on a shooting star that has already passed by?

59. If all the trees on Earth were cut down, would they eventually grow back?

60. How do we know what we are dreaming about while we are dreaming?

61. Do animals dream?

62. If time is money, how much is love worth?

63. Is there a limit to how much knowledge one can have?

64. What would happen if the laws of gravity suddenly changed?

65. How deep can a rabbit hole go?

66. Is it possible to outsmart yourself?

67. Can money buy happiness?

68. If animals could talk, what would they say?

69. What do dogs dream about when they sleep?

70. Is it possible for a snake to eat itself?

71. Does everyone have a doppelganger somewhere in the world?

72. Is it possible to tickle yourself?

73. Why do we laugh at funny things?

74. Does the human brain ever get tired?

75. What makes us forget things that we should remember?

76. Do fish cry when they are in pain?

77. Is it possible for a tree to talk?

78. How do bees know the best flowers to collect nectar from?

79. Can a bird really fly backward?

80. Does time actually exist or is it just an illusion?

81. What makes us human and different from animals?

82. Are there really aliens out there or is that just a fantasy?

83. Do stars twinkle because they are actually moving?

84. Can a person really die of laughter?

85. Why do some people have better memories than others?

86. Does the universe ever end or is it just infinite?

87. Are dreams just random thoughts or do they have a deeper meaning?

88. What is the purpose of rainbows?

89. Are there really such things as lucky charms?

90. Do fish sleep with their eyes open?

91. How can cats see in the dark?

92. What is the cause of deja vu?

93. Do plants have feelings too?

94. Can humans really read each other’s minds?

95. Are there really such things as witches or is it just folklore?

96. How does gravity keep us from floating away in space?

97. Is it possible to have superhuman abilities if we tap into the power of our minds?

98. Does energy ever really die or is it just converted into something else?

99. Are there really such things as guardian angels?

100. Is it better to experience life in full or live in ignorance?

101. Is there such a thing as perfect health?

102. Could humans ever learn to control the weather?

103.  How can we measure the speed of darkness?

104. What does a memory feel like?

105. Is there a limit to our imagination?

106. Can an egg be unscrambled?

107. Why do we perceive time differently depending on our age?

108. Could you ever have enough love and compassion?

109. Is it possible for human beings to reach a higher state of consciousness, or are we forever doomed to live in the world as it appears to us?

110. Are humans capable of true objectivity, or are all perspectives subjective?

111. Is morality a human construct, or is it embedded in the natural order of things?

112. Are all truths relative, or are there some that are absolute?

113. Is there a way to prove that death is not the end, or are our beliefs ultimately determined by faith alone?

114. Are all things connected and interdependent, or do individual objects exist separately from one another? 

115. Are some people predisposed to creativity, or can anyone learn it?

116. Is it possible to create a perfect utopia?

117. Could we ever create a machine with its own consciousness?

118. Could humans ever become cyborgs? 

119. Is the soul an actual entity, or is it merely a metaphor for our innermost being?

120. Are we capable of ever knowing our true selves?

Unanswerable Philosophical Questions

121. Is it ever possible to know anything with absolute certainty?

122. Is our perception of time an illusion, or is it concretely real?

123. Are reality and truth the same thing, or do they differ in some way?

124. If predestination is true, then what is the point of free will?

125. Is it possible to ever understand the complete truth about anything?

126. Can a realm of perfect justice exist in the face of human imperfection?

127. Does life have any inherent purpose or value beyond what we ascribe to it?

128. Are all ethical systems ultimately reducible to one fundamental principle?

129. Is the apparent randomness of the universe actually evidence of a hidden order?

130. Is perfect happiness an achievable goal, or is it a utopian fantasy?

131. Should humans strive for complete self-reliance, or is dependence on others inevitable?

132. Is it possible to know what the future holds, or are we stuck in a state of perpetual uncertainty?

133. Are all forms of knowledge equally valid, or are some superior to others?

134. Are human beings truly capable of progress, or are we doomed to repeat our mistakes?

135. Is the universe governed by a fixed set of rules, or is it ever-changing and unpredictable?

136. What would be necessary for us to achieve true world peace?

137. Are humans naturally selfish, or can we learn to overcome our self-centeredness?

138. Is the concept of original sin real, or is it simply a cultural construct?

139. How can we ever be sure that our decisions are truly “the right ones”?

140. Are there limits to what science and technology can accomplish?

141. Can the power of faith help us overcome the odds, or is it merely a crutch for the weak-minded?

142. Is free will an illusion or does it actually exist in some form?

143. What does it mean to be moral?

144. Is there a universal truth that is applicable to all cultures and beliefs?

145. How can we create a world of peace and harmony?

146. Why do we need laws and regulations?

147. Is it possible to create a just society?

148. How can we bring about social change in an unfair world?

149. What is the true nature of human behavior?

150. Is there such a thing as too much freedom?

151. What would happen if the entire world decided to stop spinning?


152. Can a person be too young to make a difference?

153. What would happen if you were able to predict the future?

154. Is it possible for someone to live without ever making mistakes?

155. Is it possible to be too self-aware? 

156. How can we find peace within ourselves?

157. Are psychic experiences real or just a product of wishful thinking?

158. Is the concept of karma real or simply a product of our beliefs?

159. Is there a fundamental theory of everything that could unlock all the secrets of existence?

160. What is the ultimate fate of our universe?

161. Is there a hidden purpose to our existence that we are unaware of?

162. Is true happiness attainable, or is it merely a concept that varies from person to person?

163. Is there an algorithm for happiness?

164. How does the brain store and retrieve memories?

165. What would happen if the laws of gravity were suddenly changed?

166. How can we find peace within ourselves?