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175 Questions With No Answers That Will Blow Your Mind

175 Questions With No Answers That Will Blow Your Mind

I remember when I was a little kid with 38,470 questions on my mind. Well, that hasn’t changed, even today. 😂 Do you know which questions are the most intriguing of all? Questions with no answers.

These questions are thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes confusing, but I totally enjoy them. If you feel the same way, then you’ll undoubtedly fall in love with the following list of questions with no answers.

I’m sure these unanswerable questions (written by brilliant unknown authors) will improve your critical thinking skills and impress everyone around you.

So, I encourage you to challenge your left brain, partner, friends, and family. Let’s see what we’ve got!

Best Mind-Blowing Questions With No Answers

the imagined woman sits and looks away

These thought-provoking questions won’t leave you or anyone indifferent. Deep philosophical questions have always been a great source of meaningful conversation, and these are no exception.

1. “Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?”

2. “If you were to dig a hole that went through the center of the earth and you jumped through, would you be falling or floating upwards?”

3. “What hair color is written on the driver’s license of bald people?”

4. “Do you ever really do anything out of your own conscious choice, or are we always controlled by some external stimulation or motive?”

5. “Do we have free will, or is everything predestined?”

6. “Which orange came first – the fruit or the color?”

7. “What is the purpose of setting goals if we all die anyway?”

8. “Did we invent math, or did we discover it?”

9. “What age should a person be considered old enough to die of old age?”

10. “If the fountain of youth can make you live forever, can you drown in it and still die?”

11. “Why is vanilla ice cream’s color white when vanilla itself is brown?”. . 

12. “If the Universe was born from the Big Bang, what existed before then?”

13. “Is a turtle homeless or naked without a shell?”

14. “Why is it said only a penny for your thoughts when our thoughts are highly valued?”

15. “If the sky is the limit, then what is space?”

16. “Is human creativity infinite or bounded?”

17. “How will you handcuff a one-armed man?”

18. “Why do black olives come in cans and green ones in jars?”

19. “How do we know that a new dog food has an ‘improved taste’?”

20. “Is it possible to know what is truly good and what is evil?”

an imaginary woman with long blonde hair

21. “If we learn and improve from our mistakes, why are we so afraid to make mistakes?”

22. “How long will you be remembered after the day that you die?”

23. “Which came first – the chicken or the egg?”

24. “Why does anything exist?”

25. “Are human beings living or just slowly dying?”

26. “Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?”

27. “Isn’t good health just a slower rate at which to die?”

28. “Do dentists go to other dentists, or do they treat their own dental problems?”

29. “If you describe something as indescribable, haven’t you already described it?”

30. “Was there ever a time when nothing existed, or has something always been in existence?”

31. “When does it stop being partly sunny and start to become partly cloudy?”

32. “Why is the alphabetical order that way? Who said that that’s the order that it had to be?”

33. “In the word ‘scent,’ which letter is silent? S or C?”

34. “How far east do you have to go before you start going west?”

35. “Isn’t the word ‘queue’ just the letter Q followed by four silent letters?”

36. “Is your answer to this question ‘no’?”

37. “Why do we hit our hands together when we like something? (clapping)”

38. “Is a body transplant just the same as a brain transplant?”

39. “If you took a ship and replaced all of its parts until none of the original parts are intact anymore, is it the same ship or a completely different ship?”

40. “What shape is your field of vision?”

an imaginary woman sitting at a table in a cafe

41. “Can you stand backward on a flight of stairs?”

42. “Do they bury people with their braces still on, or do they remove them?”

43. “Why do we cook bacon and bake cookies?”

44. “If a tree fell in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?”

45. “Do you think you can discover traveling through time?”

46. “If you had a dream that none of your dreams would come true, and you woke up and had none of your real-life dreams come true, would that be a dream come true?”

47. “Why is ‘lingerie’ so popular when love is said to be blind?”

48. “What would water look like if the sky didn’t exist?”

49. “If one doctor gets a heart attack amidst a surgery, do the other doctors work on him or the patient?”

50. “Why do banks charge money for an insufficient balance, even when they know there isn’t any money?”

51. “Was there life on the moon before we figured out how to reach it? Did everyone on the moon go into hiding?”

52. “Does a staircase go up or down?”

53. “Why is it called sunset and not sundown?”

54. “How was a calendar even invented?”

55. “Why do we say spineless snake when a snake has a spine?”

56. “Why do you recite at a play and play at a recital?”

57. “When does the future begin?”

58. “Are animals that don’t live in houses homeless?”

59. “Why are cars made to go faster than the world’s speed limits?”

60. “Is morality a fad, a reality, or a synonym of faith?”

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61. “Who is the world in debt to if humans invented money?”

62. “Is a question with no answer still called a question?”

63. “If you are waiting for the waiter to take your order, are you a waiter yourself then?”

64. “If you have dinner for breakfast, is it still dinner?”

65. “Why do bubble bath bubbles always rise up white, even if the bath is pink in color?”

66. “How can you ever throw away a garbage can?”

67. “Why does bottled water expire?”

68. “Have animals ever committed suicide?”

Unanswerable Questions That Will Make You Think

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Looking for more deep questions to ask those close to you? Worry not, these random questions with no answers will inspire you and improve your critical thinking skills.

1. “If tomatoes are a fruit, is ketchup considered a smoothie?”

2. “Can blind people dream?”

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

4. “Did you arrive at this point in your life because you willed it or because you were destined to be here?”

5. “If we need to follow the rules at all costs, then why do we make exceptions to these rules?”

6. “How do you know you’re not crazy and just hallucinating your whole life?”

7. “Is there life after death?”

8. “What are dreams?”

9. “Who decided what’s right and wrong?”

10. “What happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force?”

11. “If black holes absorb all the light and cannot be seen, how do we know they exist? Is this science or a faith-based idea?”

12. “What is the color of a mirror?”

13. “Is it really possible to experience anything objectively?”

14. “Do our human accomplishments have a long-term, universal significance, or when the world ends, do we all end with it, including what we’ve achieved?”

15. “What is freedom, and does it really exist?”

16. “To what degree have you been able to control the course that your life has taken?”

17. “Do you consider eyebrows facial hair?”

18. “At what point does human life begin?”

19. “Is there an end to the universe, or does it just keep going?”

20. “Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten?”

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21. “Do you call ‘a fly’ a fly if it can’t fly?”

22. “Why is it called junk food and not unhealthy food?”

23. “When your temperature goes up, why is it said that you have a cold?”

24. “If you are bald, can you get dandruff?”

25. “Do the French say ‘Pardon my English’ when they swear?”

26. “How can anyone taste the rainbow?”

27. “Can you yawn when you are asleep?”

28. “Why did the chicken cross the road?”

29. “Why do we keep our garments in the suitcase and our suits in a garment bag?”

30. “What is ‘god’?”

31. “What is the goal of humanity?”

32. “Why is a pizza box square when a pizza is round?”

33. “Can you ever be cornered in a round room?”

34. “Was it easier to love in the early 1900s?”

35. “How can a jellyfish stand up for itself when it has no backbone?”

36. “If a kid becomes a parent, who becomes the kid then?”

37. “Can a fish get seasick?”

38. “If revenge is a dish that’s best served cold, and revenge is sweet, then is revenge ice cream?”

39. “If you were shorter than someone, would it be possible to talk down to them?”

40. “Do caterpillars know that they’re going to be butterflies, or do they build the cocoon not knowing what will happen?”

an imaginary woman sitting by the window

41. “What was the first man to milk a cow trying to do?”

42. “Why do people have to die?”

43. “How important do you have to be to be considered assassinated and not just murdered?”

44. “How far up do bald people go when they wash their faces?”

45. “When you get to heaven, do you look as you do at the age that you die?”

46. “If you had fun when you were wasting time, can you still say that you wasted time?”

47. “Are soulmates a real thing?”

48. “What is the purpose and meaning of time?”

49. “If quizzes are quizzical, then what are tests?”

50. “If you expect the unexpected, doesn’t that make the unexpected expected?”

51. “What would a room made of mirrors look like if there was nothing inside that room to create a reflection?”

52. “Why is Goofy considered a person and Pluto considered a pet when they’re both dogs anyway?”

53. “Why do we base our age off of the number of times we went around a burning ball of gas?”

54. “Are bad people important for the balance of the universe?”

55. “If an ambulance is rushing to save someone and runs someone over, will they stop to save them or not?”

56. “Does a synonym have a synonym?”

57. “If a grape is sweet, why did we call grapefruit by its name?”

58. “Can anyone cry underwater?”

59. “If you decide to be indecisive, which are you?”

60. “How can a closed brain inside our skull ever be called an open mind?”

an imaginary woman leaning on a bench

61. “If you can be allergic to anything, can you have an allergy to water?”

62. “Is it possible to know everything?”

63. “Why is it illegal to park on parkways but legal on driveways?”

64. “If, in an instant, a moving object looks the same as an unmoving object, is movement possible?”

See also: 220 Thought-Provoking Sibling Tag Questions You Must Ask

Funny Unanswerable Questions

an imaginary woman sitting on a pier

Questions with no answers are funny by default. They make you think: “What the hell did I just read?” or “Yeah, why is that so?” And you can’t stop laughing at these confusing questions even if you wanted to. 😁

1. “If you hate haters, does that make you a hater, and will you hate yourself?”

2. “Why do they say you have a cold when your temperature goes up?”

3. “If Cinderella’s shoe fit her so perfectly, then why did it fall off?”

4. “If God sneezed, what would you say?”

5. “What do you call a fly without its wings?”

6. “If everyone says that life is unfair, doesn’t that mean that life is fair?”

7. “Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?”

8. “Which arm rest is yours in the movie theater?”

9. “If a baby’s butt pops out of its mother at 11:59 PM, and the head comes out at 12:01 AM, what day will the baby be declared to be born on?”

10. “Why do people say that they ‘slept like a baby’ if they slept through the night when babies are known for not sleeping?”

11. “Why is the objective of golf to play the least amount of golf?”

12. “If a vampire bites a zombie, does the zombie become a vampire, or does the vampire become a zombie?”

13. “Why has nobody ever launched mouse-flavored cat food?”

14. “Can you have a daydream at night-time?”

15. “Why did we decide to give February just 28 days when lots of other months have 31 days? Couldn’t we have just taken some of the 31st days from other months and added them to February?”

16. “When you buy something that’s made in China while you’re in China, does it still have the ‘made in China’ tag?”

17. “If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, will we ever know?”

18. “If you drop your soap on the floor, does the floor become clean, or does the soap become dirty?”

19. “What would happen if Pinocchio said ‘My nose will grow now’?”

20. “When all is said and done, would you have said more than you have done?”

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21. “Do prison buses have emergency exits?”

22. “How do you know that you see colors the same way another person sees them? For instance, what if what’s red to you is blue to them, but they still call it red?”

23. “Why did they put the word ‘dictionary’ in the dictionary?”

24. “Who taught the first-ever teacher?”

25. “Why are they called buildings if they’re already built?”

26. “How do you grow a seedless fruit?”

27. “How did the person who invented the calendar know what day it was?”

28. “Why do noses run but feet smell?”

29. “Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle?”

30. “If killing people is wrong, then why do we kill people that kill people?”

31. “Is it okay for an endangered animal to eat an endangered plant?”

32. “What do they call french kissing in France?”

33. “Why is it that if a premature baby is born earlier than a full-term baby, the preemie is considered older despite existing for a shorter period of time?”

34. “If the number 2 pencil is the most popular, why is it number 2?”

35. “Isn’t it that when you wait for the waiter to come back with your order, you become the waiter in the process?”

36. “Are children who act in R-rated movies allowed to watch the film when it’s done?”

37. “If life is so short, why do we do things that we don’t like and like so many things that we don’t do?”

38. “What would happen to the world’s oceans if every person on earth jumped into the water at the same time?”

39. “If you punch yourself and it hurts, are you were or are you strong?”

40. “If a cyclops were to close its eye, is it winking or blinking?”

an imaginary woman with long blonde hair leaned out the window

41. “If we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?”

42. “If you told someone to ‘be a leader and not a follower,’ wouldn’t they become a follower by following your advice?”

43. “If nothing is impossible, then would it be possible for something to be impossible?”

Is Your Mind Already Blown?

Because mine is. 🤣 If you’ve enjoyed reading and thinking about these questions with no answers, you can bet those closest to you will enjoy them too. I prefer these types of questions as pillow talk.

The best of all is that every single one of us has our own possible answers to such questions. Trying to or learning how to answer an unanswerable question is where the fun begins.

Most of these answers are ridiculous, so laughing is guaranteed. And that is why questions with no answers are simply the best. 🥰