The brain is a muscle and you should never let it rest for too long. When you’re relaxing at home after a long day on the job, why not exercise your mind? Let it wander far and wide. That unbridled sense of curiosity you felt as a child is still deep within you. All you need to do is set it free and start pondering the most unexpected of quandaries. It might be more fun than you imagine. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the funny questions no one asks themselves, but perhaps they should.
What is the worst superpower to have?
You’ve likely spent a fair amount of time thinking about what superpower you’d like to have. It’s a common party game question or, at its very worst, a first date icebreaker. But have you ever flipped the question around? What’s the worst superpower you could possibly get saddled with? Invisible ears? The power to change your hair colour?
What do you look forward to each day?
It doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Sometimes, it’s healthy to remind ourselves how good we have it. So each day when you rise and, with some luck, shine, what do you look forward to? It might be something as simple as a smile from the barista at your local coffee shop or taking your dog for a quick walk.
Are you trying to save the world?
Are you trying to save your world in your own little way? We only have one planet. That much is true. So it stands to reason that we should all be doing what we can to protect it for as long as possible. Whether you choose to recycle your trash or use less electricity on a daily basis, it’s the small things that count.
Are you addicted to pizza?
Fancy a slice of cheesy, carby goodness? If you’ve ever wondered whether you’re addicted to the savoury taste of pizza, the answer is most likely yes. High-fat, processed foods score remarkably high on the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS), according to recent research. Plus, everybody’s favourite cheat day snack—pizza—topped the list.
How many Marys do you know?
It might sound like an odd question, but chances are most people know at least one Mary. The name was the most popular choice for baby girls born in America between 1918 and 2017, according to Social Security statistics. The most popular name for boys born in the same period is James.
If you could redo college, what would you study?
If you went to college, here’s one of the questions that you might want to ask yourself now and then. Imagine you had a time machine that could transport you back to your youth. You’d have the chance to rethink that degree and choose something completely new. Would you switch your major or did you pick well to start with?
What are the oddest foods you eat together?
Search Google for “odd food combinations” and the results will not disappoint. We all have our quirks and kinks. So what are the weirdest foods that you would like to eat or have eaten together? Chocolate and cheese pizza? Honey and fries? Or, if you really want to go for something that’s oddly tasty, banana and bacon?
Why are clowns so scary?
Think about it. Clowns are supposed to entertain children. That’s their main purpose, and yet, they are some of the creepiest-looking beings in the entire world. From their quirky shaped hair to their overdone makeup, there’s something undeniably sinister about them. Personally, I blame Stephen King. He ruined clowns. Period.
Why do you live where you live?
You could be a big city dweller or a country-loving soul, but there has to be a reason you’ve ended up living where you do. For some of us, the reason we live where we do is as straightforward as it being the place we were born. Others may choose where they live based on their career or college location. So why do you live here?
Would you kiss someone who just ate garlic?
Unless you happen to be a vampire, you probably love the unmistakable taste of garlic. It’s one of the greatest flavours of all time. It goes great on pizza, in pasta, and basically with any savoury food. Keeping that fact firmly in your mind, consider this not-so-tricky question. Would you go ahead and kiss someone who had just eaten garlic?
What was the worst thing about the early 2000s?
The dawn of the 2000s was an intriguing time in our history. After the clock struck midnight and the “millennium bug” didn’t shut down all technology, things started to get pretty darn weird. There are a few strong contenders for the worst thing about this period. My votes go to flared jeans, excessive amounts of hair gel, and razor scooters.
at did you learn today?
You should never stop learning. But the moment you get your diploma, you might forget to take note of your daily lessons. What have you learned today? It could be something as small as learning how to use a new app on your phone, or you may have learned some handy new facts from a co-worker.
What’s the best advice your parents gave you?
When you were a child, your parents were your go-to source for information and advice. This may have been a time before you could Google your every question in mere moments. For a minute, think about the most useful thing they ever told you all those years ago. Do you follow their words of wisdom these days?
What are you most likely to be arrested for?
Do you have an underlying dark side? You may have never gotten so much as a parking ticket, but for a moment let’s play devil’s advocate. If you were to get arrested for something in the future, what do you imagine it might be? This question is a great conversation starter to whip out during dull dinner parties.