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Quirky Questions

Updated on January 14, 2016

How Would You Answer That?

Quirky or Thought Provoking Questions can be fun to contemplate and even more fun to answer.

I just love questions that are a bit sideways, that tend to make you ask more questions or at least simply wonder. So today I submit to you a list of quirky and perhaps thought provoking questions for your entertainment. I hope you will find it to be a whimsical submission.

The world is full of questions, some live their lives as one big question, some never strive to find the answers, and when you're a toddler your vocabulary centers around just one word "Why?"

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Questions that Make You Say Hmm . . .

Tough to Explain

  1. Why can't we ever reach the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
  2. Why isn't auto insurance just called accident insurance?
  3. In an airplane how do you tell who's arm rest is whose?
  4. How far East can you go before you're heading West?
  5. Since a pair of overalls is held up by straps why do they have belt loops?
  6. Since Builders avoid a 13th floor, are Publishers leery of publishing a book's Chapter 11?
  7. Why does Hawaii have Interstate Highways?
  8. How do you know when you run out of Invisible Ink?
  9. Why aren't the numbers on a calculator and a phone in the same order?
  10. When marketers promote a product as New and Improved how can it be Improved if New?

Laughs AT The Office


A Play on Words

  1. Why do we call it the "Rush Hour" when it moves so slowly?
  2. Why do we park in a "Driveway" and drive on the "Parkway?"
  3. Why does Snow Fall but Rain Drops?
  4. Since the opposite of Pro is Con is the opposite of Progress Congress?
  5. Aren't Caregivers and Caretakers the same thing?
  6. Can you get cornered in a round room?
  7. Can a Short Person talk "Down" to a Tall Person?
  8. Isn't it odd that banks have branches but money does not grow on trees?
  9. Why do we play at a recital and recite at a play?
  10. Electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
  11. Why is the third hand on a watch called the second hand?

Should After-Dark really be After-Light?

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Thoughts to Ponder

  1. Why do we feel Blue when Depressed, Green with Envy, and turn Red when Embarrassed?
  2. Why does the sun darken our skin but lighten our hair?
  3. How is it Silence can speak so Loudly?
  4. Most rings are round so who thought a boxing ring should be square?
  5. Who writes on the signs when Sign workers go on strike?
  6. Is it impolite for deaf people to "sign" with their mouth full?
  7. If a deaf person needs to go to court is it still called a "hearing"?
  8. Why are entertainers "In" movies but "On" TV?
  9. Can we really say the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon?
  10. Since English Grammar rules say "i" before "e" except after "c" isn't "science" spelled wrong?

Are you Still with Me?

Food Questions

  1. Why is most sandwich meat round when bread is usually square?
  2. Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
  3. What did cured meat have to be cured from?
  4. Why is Vanilla Extract brown but Vanilla Ice Cream white?
  5. What makes fancy ketchup fancy?
  6. What was the best thing before sliced bread?
  7. Is Chocolate a vegetable since it comes from Cocoa Beans?
  8. If you were to soak a raisin in water would it turn back into a grape?
  9. Are there pink lemons to make pink lemonade?
  10. If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

What Do You Think?

If there is as they say and exception to every rule, is there an exception to that rule?

Just Plain Silly Questions

  1. What would happen if you put a chameleon in a House of Mirrors?
  2. Don’t you find it odd that Dodge made a truck named “Ram”?
  3. Why do news anchors signoff their broadcasts with “until then I’m Joe the Newsman”, who are they the rest of the time?
  4. Isn’t it redundant for a Dyslexic person to say “vice-versa”?
  5. If awake at night can you daydream?
  6. Where do people in Hell tell other people to go?
  7. Is it me or do Superheroes really wear their underwear on the outside of their clothes?
  8. What do Greeks say when they don’t understand something?
  9. When French people swear do they say “pardon my English”?
  10. What do people in China call their good plates?

I'm intrigued by twists on words and oddities of the English language. - What quirky thoughts do you have to share?

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    • Redneck Lady Luck profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      I love language and all the little quirks that go along with it. It is funny stumbling onto your article today because I earlier had to Google search out an answer to a quirky language question.

    • oddobjective profile image


      6 years ago

      Food for thought....

    • MarilynThompson profile imageAUTHOR

      Marilyn Thompson 

      6 years ago from Washington State

      Thanks for the visit and the Squid blessing Treasures-By-Brenda!!

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      There's a lot to think about on this page!!!

    • eightieschild profile image


      6 years ago

      Loved your idea of a chameleon in a house of mirrors. That one really made me smile. :)

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      6 years ago

      Great idea for a lens, I really enjoyed these. My favorite quirky pun I've come up with is this: "You can always count on an abacus!"

    • AstroGremlin profile image


      6 years ago

      Everyone calls them German measles, except the Germans who call them French measles. What do the French call French kissing? So many strange things happen when people start talking.

    • MarilynThompson profile imageAUTHOR

      Marilyn Thompson 

      6 years ago from Washington State

      @nolinel lm: Thanks much, so glad you enjoyed!

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      nolinel lm 

      6 years ago

      I loved this, I smiled a lot reading this.

    • allenwebstarme profile image


      6 years ago

      Interesting + funny.

    • wedpittsburgh lm profile image

      wedpittsburgh lm 

      6 years ago

      Great Lens!!!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      Very fun and unique. Blessed!

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      You must have had fun making this lens.

    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      So funny. Congratulations for being featured in the Rocket Squid Ask A Question Challenge. Blessings.

    • Michey LM profile image

      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      Quirky Provoking Questions can be fun, can be hard to respond, can play on language traps... so we have to consider one at a time....

    • MarilynThompson profile imageAUTHOR

      Marilyn Thompson 

      6 years ago from Washington State

      Glad you are getting a chuckle or two and thanks very much MJsConsignments for the Lens Blessing

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      Nicole Pellegrini 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Now that's some fun stuff. :)

    • MJsConsignments profile image


      6 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      Great job on a unique lens. You should try this with a poll style lens and let people vote.

    • IMKZRNU2 profile image


      6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Fun lens!

    • IMKZRNU2 profile image


      6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Fun lens!

    • MarilynThompson profile imageAUTHOR

      Marilyn Thompson 

      6 years ago from Washington State

      @JohnTannahill: Thanks so much everyone for visiting and enjoying this lens was definitely fun to do.Great addition John!

    • raelcalu profile image


      6 years ago

      Funny and interesting lens, especially the baby pic...great way to introduce me the topic I find myself smiling at it.There are lots of questions in there I don't even know the answer, I haven't even thought about it.Thanks for the share...splendid.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens. Hope you found a answer to all your quirky questions. Thanks for sharing all your thought's with us, sure made me stop and think while reading.

    • rallo-smith profile image


      6 years ago

      Fun stuff! Enjoyed your lens thanks for sharing.

    • JohnTannahill profile image

      John Tannahill 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in England

      If a baker bakes, what does a grocer do?

    • lclchors profile image


      6 years ago

      very fun stuff you have a great sense of humor

    • kerbev profile image


      6 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Why isn't auto insurance just called accident insurance? Fire, theft, vandalism, falling objects, and the fact that accidents happen to motorcycles, boats, and buildings too.


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