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Many of you have asked for past Question Impossible answers, so we will post a few months worth of questions. Enjoy!

May 21, 2019
Q: About 15% of Americans say they do NOT enjoy these at all. What are they?
A: Grilled cheese sandwiches

May 20, 2019
Q: According to a new poll, THIS is becoming popular again with Americans. What is it?
A: Road trips

May 17, 2019
Q: On average, men buy 12 of these a year. What are they?
A: Beauty products (deodorant, shampoo, etc.)

May 16, 2019
Q: They finally stopped making this product in 2016 What is the product?
A: Blank tapes for the Sony Betamax , even though the product was a total flop

May 15, 2019
Q: It’s hard to believe 7% of Americans say they could do without these. What are they?
A: Chocolate chips

May 14, 2019
Q: A survey found the top shortcuts men take when cleaning the house. #1 was dusting around things instead of picking them up. What was #2?
A: Wiping crumbs onto the floor

May 13, 2019
Q: In a recent food survey, 5% of people said they liked to do THIS. What is it?
A: Eat ravioli cold, directly out of the can

May 10, 2019
Q: 35% of us will never have this happen. What is it?
A: They’ll never develop their wisdom teeth

May 9, 2019
Q: If you want to do THIS, it’s going to cost you $6. What is THIS?
A: Visit Karl Marx’s grave in London. (Which is ironic, since he’s the most famous critic of capitalism in history)

May 8, 2019
Q: What do rhinos, sloths and elephants have in common?
A: They are mammals that cannot jump

May 7, 2019
Q: This increased about 10% over the past year. What is it?
A: The average bartender’s salary 

May 6, 2019
Q: In 2017, New Hampshire ranked #1 in THIS. What is THIS?
A: Beer consumption per capita

May 3, 2019
Q: 90% of us will do THIS this weekend, but we won’t know why. What is it?
A: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

May 2, 2019
Q: On average, it costs about $700 to do THIS. What is THIS?
A: Attend a wedding

May 1, 2019
Q: There are only 13 of these in history. What are they?
A: Triple Crown winners

April 30, 2019
Q: The average one of these is 6 years old. What is it?
A: A couch

April 29, 2019
Q: It’s kind of silly, but one out of ten of us admit to doing THIS on a regular basis. What is it?
A: Dancing in front of the mirror

April 26, 2019
Q: If you’re average, you are doing THIS, at least, 250 times a year. What is it?
A: Breaking the law

April 25, 2019
Q: Surprisingly, 7 out of 10 of people find THIS to be relaxing and peaceful. What is it?
A: Their commute to work

April 24, 2019
Q: 40% of adults cannot remember the last time they did THIS. What is THIS?
A: Went 24 hours without looking at screen

April 23, 2019
Q: You’re more likely to do THIS when it’s raining outside.
A: Leave a negative restaurant review

April 22, 2019
Q: If you’re average, you do this 5 times a week, but shouldn’t.
A: Throw away something that could be recycled

April 19, 2019
Q: Three out of four people will do THIS over the weekend. What is it?
A: Eat the ears off a chocolate bunnies first

April 18, 2019
Q: Saudia Arabia, Malta and Libya all have THIS in common. What is THIS?
A: They have no rivers

April 17, 2019
Q: Strangely, you’re more likely to get killed by THIS than by a shark. What is it?
A: Getting hit on the head by a falling coconut

April 16, 2019
Q: There are fewer than 600 people who have actually done THIS. What is THIS?
A: Gone to space

April 15, 2019
Q: This is more likely to happen to you today than any other day of the year. What is it?
A: You’ll get a ROBOCALL.

April 12, 2019
We’re playing “Jeopardy”-style QI today.
A: The answer today is “Merry Christmas.” What is the question?
Q: What was the first text message ever sent on December 3rd, 1992 by a British engineer?

April 11,2019
Q: 6% of people say they, pretty much, never do THIS. What is THIS?
A: Change their sheets

April 9, 2019
Q: 3% of us never learned to do this but we had. What is THIS?
A: Write cursive

April 8, 2019
Q: About 6% of Americans NEVER do THIS. What is THIS?
A: Eat eggs

April 5, 2019
Q: 5% of us do THIS 21 times a week. What is it?
A: Drink a beer

April 4, 2019
Q: We spent over $650 billion doing THIS last year. What is THIS?
A: Going to convenience stores

April 3, 2019
Q: Almost 25% of adults in the US did not do THIS in 2018. What is it?
A: Have sex

April 2, 2019
Q: There are only 4 of these left in the US. What are they?
A: NFL teams that have never been to the Super Bowl (Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars.)

April 1, 2019
Q: 2% of people say this will happen to them today.
A: They will end a friendship over an April Fool’s prank

March 29, 2019
Q: Almost 50% of people thing THIS is really annoying. What is THIS?
A: April Fool’s pranks

March 28, 2019
Q: What do two, three and five have in common?
A: They are three of the five oldest words in English language, according to linguists.

March 27, 2019
Q: The average age when THIS occurs is 26. What is it?
A: When your life has the most drama

March 26, 2019
(We’re playing the “Jeopardy” version of QI today which means we give you the answer and you have to pose the question.)
A: The answer is 54. What is the question?
Q: What is the most correct picks ever in an NCAA tournament bracket?

March 25, 2018
Q: A third of us do THIS at work every day. What is it?
A: Fake being happy

March 22, 2019
Q: According to a study, the amount of people doing THIS is down 20% from last year. What is it?
A: Drunk shopping

March 21, 2019
Q: The average lifespan of THIS is 18 months. What is THIS?
A: Paper money

March 20, 2019
Q: In the early 1900’s .. THIS cost 96 cents. What is THIS?
A: A trip to the grocery store

March 19, 2019
Q: This was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame between 200-2005. What is it?
A: Green bean casserole (recipe card)

March 18, 2019
Q: Men admit to doing THIS twice as often as women. What is it?
A: Use their phone when they go to the bathroom.

March 15, 2019
Q: The total of THIS is $67,000. What is THIS?
A: The biggest sale in Walmart history .. made by Shaquille O’Neal. He spent more than $67,000 when he was traded from Miami to Phoenix in 2008 and he bought everything for his new house there.

March 14, 2019
Q: This popular food was named after a dead animal. What is it?
A: Snickers candy bar

March 13, 2019
Q: This happens more on Friday than any other day of the week. What is it?
A: People drive more aggressively

March 12, 2019
Q: In a recent survey, 5% of American adults say this has never happened to them. What is it?
A: They’ve never been kissed

March 11, 2019
Q: The total of THIS is 399. What is THIS.
A: The highest scoring game in college basketball history. It was the game between Troy State and DeVry University of Atlanta in 1992. Troy won, 258 to 141.

March 8, 2019
Q: Almost 10% of us do THIS at breakfast, according to a new survey. What is it?
A: Pour milk before cereal 

March 7, 2019
Q: It’s unconventional, but THIS might help you lose weight, according to a new study. What is it?
A: Order dessert before dinner

March 6, 2019
Q: There is only one state in America that has one of these. What is it?
A: An official hashtag #Texas

March 5, 2019
Q: 99% of us do THIS, at least, once a month. What is it?
A: Buy snacks

March 4, 2019
Q: This is considered to be the biggest tourist trap in the world. What is it?
A: The Hollywood Walk of Fame

March 1, 2019
Q: About 1/2 of Americans recently surveyed believe THIS should be law. What is it?
A: That women should take their husband’s surname after marriage

February 28, 2019
Q: One out of eight adults say they cannot do THIS. What is THIS?
A: Ride a bike

February 27, 2019
Q: Surprisingly, it’s illegal to do THIS in Indiana. What is it?
A: Fishing with your bare hands

February 26, 2019
Q: About 6% of people say they starting hating someone at work because of THIS. What is THIS?
A: The person cut their nails at their desk

February 25, 2019
Q: If you’re average, you spend almost $240 on THIS every month. What is it?
A: Subscriptions

February 22, 2019
Q: When THIS happens, it boosts your confidence for 2 days. What is it?
A: When your favorite sports team wins

February 21, 2019
Q: California, New York, Washington and Connecticut all have THIS in common. What is it?
A: They still allow conjugal visits in prison

February 20, 2019
Q: These only come in 4 shapes. What are they?
A: McDonald’s chicken nuggets

February 19, 2019
Q: About 4% of us say this makes us cry every time. What is it?
A: Drinking wine

February 18, 2019
Q: In Arizona, you have to have a permit to do THIS with your garbage, What is it?
A: Feed it to your pigs

February 15, 2019
Q: This is true for 7% of weddings. What is it?
A: A pet is involved

February 14, 2019
Q: The #1 thing Americans say they don’t get enough of is .. SLEEP. What is #2 on the list?
A: Vacations

February 13, 2019
Q: This was true for U.S. Presidents until 1974. What is it?
A: They wore a top hat at their inauguration. (Every president wore a top hat at their inauguration until Gerald Ford broke the tradition in 1974, and was sworn in without one. )

February 12, 2019
Q: About 30% of doctors admit to doing THIS more than once. What is THIS?
A: Going to work while sick

February 11, 2019
Q: The city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is known around the world for THIS. What is THIS?
A: Bridges. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has more bridges than any other city in the world, with 446.  Venice, Italy is second.

February 8, 2019
Q: The average cost of THIS is about $630. What is it?
A: It only costs $630 to “feel like a million bucks,” according to a new study.

February 7, 2019
Q: In 2004, there were 120,000 of these. Last year, there were 81,000. What are they?
A: Las Vegas quickie weddings

February 6, 2019
Q: There are over 550,000 miles of this on earth. What is THIS?
A: Underwater internet cable

February 5, 2019
Q: The longest one of these lasted over 80 years. What is it?
A: Longest career at the same company

February 4, 2019
Q: This has happened at the Olympics six times. What is it?
A: The U.S. has had a men’s field hockey team compete in the Olympics six times.

January 25, 2019
Q: The average American does THIS 8 times a day. What is it?
A: Laughs

January 24, 2019
Q: We’re not exactly sure who invented it, but this was created in California in 1954. What is it?
A: French onion dip

January 23, 2019
Q: What do oysters, almonds and kiwi have in common?
A: They are foods that can fight off a cold

January 22, 2019
Q: It’s a little surprising but a new survey finds that 38% of people do THIS on a regular basis. What is THIS?
A: They regularly talk to their cars

January 21, 2019
Q: In the history of the world, there have only been 15 of these. What are they?
A:  Only 15 skyscrapers have ever held the title of “world’s tallest building.”

January 18, 2019
Q: This is true for nearly 80% of football fans. What is it?
A: They have rooted for the same team since birth

January 17, 2019
Q: This is true for 2% of people at your office. What is it?
A: They hate you and everyone else at work

January 16, 2019
Q: The movies “The Sound of Music,” “Patton,” and “Mash” all have THIS in common. What is it?
A: They were the first three movies released on VHS in America

January 15, 2018
We’re doing things backwards today and playing the Jeopardy version of QI
A: Today’s QI answer is “shower radio.” What is the question?
Q: What is .. the first product ever sold on QVC?  (QVC went on the air in 1986 and the shower radio the first product sold for $11.49.  They did $7,400 in sales.)

January 14, 2018
Q: In the history of film, this has only happened twice. What is it?
A: A silent film won an Oscar for Best Picture

January 11, 2019
Q: This originated in Hawaii. What is THIS?
A: The trend of Casual Fridays

January 10, 2018
Q: When it comes to romance, this is true for 30% of us. What is it?
A: We’ve become romantically involved with a roommate.

January 9, 2019
Q: There are only two of these in the world. What are they?
A: Two northern white rhinos

January 8, 2018
Q: The world record for THIS is 90 years. What is THIS?
A: Marriage

January 7, 2018
Q: The youngest person to ever do THIS was 9-years old. What did this person do?
A: Bowl a perfect game. (She rolled a 300 in 2013)

January 4, 2019
Q: It takes almost 2 days for THIS to happen. What is THIS?
A: For a Lego, that you’ve swallowed, to pass through your system

January 3, 2019
Q: If you laid these end to end, they would wrap around the earth 50 times.
A: The amount of pepperoni Americans eat in one year

January 2, 2019
Q: In 2006, sales of this product increased by 600%. What is it?
A: Pencils

December 24, 2018
Q: For the majority of us .. this won’t happen around the holidays. What is it?
A: A bonus

December 21, 2018
Q: A third of all Americans cannot do THIS. What is it
A: Name all four of their grandparents

December 20, 2018
Q: This happened to the average American 106 times over the past year. What is it?
A: They had a “perfect” night sleep

December 19, 2018
Q: It takes almost 300 Christmas lights to accomplish THIS. What is THIS?
A: It’s how many lights are needed to be seen from space

December 18, 2018
Q: 5% of people are doing THIS right now. What is THIS?
A: Shopping for Christmas for NEXT year

December 17, 2018
Q: It takes men and women, on average, six months to do THIS. What is THIS?
A: Determine if someone is marriage material

December 14, 2018
Q: Chicago has more of these than any other city in the U.S. What is it?
A: Breweries

December 13, 2018
Q: Christmas caroling is the #1 outdated holiday tradition, according to a new survey. What is #2 on the list?
A: Building a gingerbread house

December 12, 2018
Q: This has only happened 4 times in the history of the U.S. What is it?
A: There have been four babies born in Disneyland history . . . all girls

December 11, 2018
Q: The most expensive one of these in the country is in New York City. What is it?
A:  Hotel room. (The most expensive hotel room in the U.S. is at the Mark Hotel in New York. The penthouse suite is $75,000-a-night.)

December 10, 2018
Q: 1% of people do THIS during the holidays. What is it?
A: Shop for gifts after Christmas

December 5, 2018
Q: On average, THIS is going to happen to you six times over the next 3 months.
A: Someone will sneeze on you

December 4, 2018
Q: If you’re average, this will happen to you three times this month. What is it?
A: You will be late for work

December 3, 2018
Q: The first time this happened was in May of 2010. What is it?
A: It was the first bitcoin purchase

November 30, 2018
Q: This has only happened once in the history of professional sports. What is it?
A: Only one woman has ever been picked in the NBA draft. Her name is Lusia Harris and the New Orleans Jazz took her in the seventh round in 1977.  But it turned out she was pregnant and she never played in a game.

November 29, 2018
Q: This, on average, takes 32 minutes. What is it?
A: Shopping for a gift for your boss

November 28, 2018
Q: Men were first included in THIS in 1979. What is THIS?
A: Hurricanes didn’t get male names until Hurricane Bob in 1979.  Up to that point, the National Weather Service thought only female names were appropriate because the storms were so crazy and unpredictable . . . supposedly like women.

November 26, 2018
Q: More than 80% of people surveyed say they’ve never had this happen to them around the holidays.
A: Gotten into a political argument around the Thanksgiving table

November 23, 2018
Q: This is true for 33% of us during the month of December. What is it?
A: We experience holiday “burn out”

November 21, 2018
Q: This has happened in America every year since 1943. What is it?
A: At least one American has won a Nobel Prize

November 20, 2018
Q: You burn more than 300 calories a day doing THIS?
A: Thinking

November 19, 2018
Q: The oldest one of these is 98 years old. What is it?
A: A mayor (in a town in Kentucky)

November 16, 2018
Q: This is true for 34 movies in history.
A: They’re based off a video game

November 15, 2018
Q: Only two of these are in use in the world. What are they?
A: Flags that do not use red, white or blue: Jamaica and Mauritania

November 14, 2018
Q: 60% of people surveyed said parenting would be more difficult without THIS? What is THIS?
A: Wet wipes

November 13, 2018
Q: According to a study, this happens more on Sunday than any another other night of the week. What is it?
A: You have a harder time falling asleep

November 12, 2018
Q: It’s a little hard to believe, Americans still spend over $20 million a year on THIS. What is THIS?
A: Pay phones

November 8, 2018
Q: Women are turned off by men who have THIS in their home.
A: Disney paraphernalia

November 7, 2018
Q: According to a recent survey, the #1 habit people wish they could break is smoking. #2 is swearing. What is #3 on the list?
A: Picking their nose

November 6, 2018
Q: This piece of Americana is 4 1/2 feet long. What is it?
A: The Statue of Liberty’s nose

November 5, 2018
Q: It’s kind of surprising .. but there are more than 10 of these in the United States. What are they?
A: Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobiles

November 2, 2018
Q: 2% of people say they will NOT do this over the holidays. What is it?
A: Eat turkey

November 1, 2018
Q: The distance of THIS is 132 miles. What is THIS?
A: The minimum distance for a long distance relationship

October 31, 2018
Q: This was originally made from old coats and ping pong balls.
A: Kermit the Frog

October 30, 2018
Q: 80% of us were not allowed to do this while in high school. What is it?
A: Swear in front of our parents

October 29, 2018
Q: Doing THIS can burn 300 calories. What is it?
A: Watching “The Shining”

October 26, 2018
Q: The 1st one of these appeared in Los Angeles in the 1920’s. What is it?
A: Wrigley Field

October 25, 2018
Q: 5% of people aren’t sure if they have any of these. What are they?
A: Life goals

October 24, 2018
Q: The average person does this 150 times a month. What is it?
A: Frowns

October 23, 2018
Q: 1/3 of people under the age of 24 think THIS should be legal. What is it?
A: Polygamy

October 22, 2018
Q: In a survey, 25% of adults say they’ve never done THIS. What is THIS?
A: Visited their neighbor’s house

October 19, 2018
Q: 3% of people say they only eat THIS when they’re drunk. What is THIS?
A: Nachos

October 18, 2018
Q: There is only one of these in the entire United States. What is it?
A: A state with a one-syllable name. (Maine)

October 17, 2018
Q: The largest one of these in the world is in North Korea. What is it?
A: Stadium 

October 16, 2018
Q: 2% of people say they would give up their cell phone if this were to never happen again. What is it?
A: They’d never have a hangover again

October 15, 2018
Q: There are more of these in China than the United States. What are they?
A: KFC restaurants

October 12, 2018
Q: According to a survey, THIS guarantees there won’t be a second date.
A: If you have bad spelling

October 11, 2018
Q: 23% of women say THIS about themselves. What is it?
A: They have nothing to wear

October 10, 2018
Q: More than 300 million of these have been sold since being invented. What are they?
A: Slinky’s

October 9, 2018
Q: 3/4 of Americans say this gives them a boost of confidence. What is it?
A: Hearing their favorite song

October 8, 2018
Q: 56% of people feel guilty about THIS. What is it?
A: Taking a day off work and having others cover for you

October 5, 2018
Q: Americans spend 2 billion dollars a year to take care of this problem. What is it?
A: Bad breath

October 4, 2018
Q: On average, about 35% of Americans cannot do THIS. What is THIS?
A: Pass a U.S. citizenship test

October 3, 2018
Q: According to a new survey, if you want your party to be successful, you must do THIS. What is THIS?
A: Make sure the party looks good in Instagram photos

October 2, 2018
Q: Women are supposedly better at doing THIS than men, but it’s not true, according to research.
A: Multi-tasking

October 1, 2018
Q: According to a recent survey, a majority of people would never want to vacation here.
A: The moon





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