September 28 is “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” It’s a day when students are encouraged to, well, ask their teachers stupid questions. The point is to show that there is no such thing as a stupid question, because the only stupid question is the one not asked.
That’s all fine and dandy for kids, but as adults, we all know that there are, in fact, plenty of stupid questions being asked every day. Many community members on Yahoo! Answers have asked for opinions on the stupidest question ever asked. Here are some very strong contenders for that dubious distinction.
Questions that answer themselves…
How big is the 12″ pizza?
What kind of metal is in gold?
Are all circles round?
When you write fiction, can you make stuff up?
Questions with no answer…
What came first, the chicken or the egg?
What happens with an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?
If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why’s it still #2?
Why does Donald Duck wear a towel when he gets out of the shower, but never wears pants? (A riddle worthy of the Sphinx.)
Questions from celebrities…
“Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish?” — Jessica Simpson, while eating tuna fish (aka the chicken of the sea).
“What’s Wal-Mart? Do they sell, like wall stuff?” — Paris Hilton
“Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?” — George W. Bush
Those are just a few classics. What are some of your favorite “dumb” questions? Now’s your chance to ask, so sound off in the comments below.
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