Life gets serious. Life gets long. Life gets boring. So to lighten the mood and add a little laughter to your days, it helps to be able to loosen up and focus on simpler things. Often, we find ourselves faced with life’s hard questions, and although it helps to exercise our minds and come up with the right answers, we don’t always have to be so serious.
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If you were hoping to get a laugh and maybe share a few smiles with your friends, or if you were looking for a way to spark a fun conversation with a new friend, then this list of stupid questions to ask might be just the right remedy. De-stress and let loose – here are some silly questions to lighten your mood.
Random Nonsense Questions
Now, these questions beg for an answer, but the answers don’t have to make sense. Asking these random nonsense questions can lighten a conversation and make way for a few laughs, but they might also help you learn a little more about the person you’re talking to. Try asking these random questions while you’re sitting around and hanging out, or even over a meal. They’re sure to spark a fun conversation that will keep you talking for hours on end.
- What are three things you could buy at a grocery store to make the cashier give you weird looks?
- If you could replace all of the grass in the world with something else, what would it be and why?
- If animals could talk, which species would be the rudest of them all?
- If you could merge two different animals to create the ultimate animal, what two animals would it be and what would be their product?
- Would you rather own a horse the size of a cat or a cat the size of a mouse?
- If you were suddenly arrested for no reason and your face was flashed all over the news, what would your family and friends assume that you did?
- If you were to appoint a president of the internet, who would it be and why?
- If you were put in charge of creating a brand new global holiday, what would you name it and how would it be celebrated? What time of year would it be held?
- You can make one of your body parts detachable without any negative repercussions. What body part would it be and why?
- Your life is now a video game. What are some of the cheat codes you can use and what do they do?
- How many chickens would it take to be able to kill a lion?
- Brushing your teeth or wiping your butt – you have to give one up. Which one would it be and why?
- The zombie apocalypse has begun! You have an SUV and a baseball bat. Where are you going first?
- What’s the worst tag line you can think of for a brand that sells wart removal cream?
- What outrageous conspiracy theory do you think might actually seem like a logical argument?
- During the apocalypse, would it be better to live on your own or in a community?
- A witch has cast a spell on you turning you into an inanimate, non-electronic object for a year. To be changed back into human form before the year is up, you need to be able to get at least a hundred people to touch you. What inanimate object would you be?
- You’ve been tossed into an insane asylum. What do you tell the people there to prove to them that you don’t belong inside?
- You found a time machine that took you back 600 years. All you have are the clothes on your back. How do you tell the people that you’re from the future?
- What is the worst thing that a person can put on their bio on a dating app?
- Would you rather have a disease that makes you say every thought that ever crosses your mind, or a disease that makes you react very inappropriately to all the interactions that happen to you and around you?
- You’re now a superhero with an unlikely power. Is it the ability to shoot meatballs out of your nostrils, or the power to create force fields but only around ants?
- If your pet could talk, what’s one thing they could say that would completely ruin your image?
- What’s something that doesn’t really smell great, but you keep wanting to smell it anyway?
- You’re now the president, but you can only make changes that improve the lives of cats in your jurisdiction. What three things would you change to support the felines in your community?
- You’ve just won an all-expense paid trip to anywhere in the world, but you can only go if you take three of the people you dislike the most with you. Who are they and where are you going?
- If you had three extra siblings, what would be your birth order and what personalities would you like them to have?
- You’ve been alone on a desert island for nearly a decade and you’re finally brought back to civilization. You’re handed the keys to the presidential suite in a 5-star hotel. What do you do first – use the bathroom or sleep in the king-sized bed?
- You’re homeless and only have one choice of clothing – a tattered, oversized white shirt with very thin fabric and lots of holes, or an extremely tight flesh-colored set of underwear. What’ll it be?
- You are now banned from the local library. What would be the reason for it?
- If you could change your name at this very moment, but it couldn’t contain any of the odd numbered letters in the alphabet, what name would you choose?
- If you could change what falls from the sky every time it rains, what would it be and why? Note: it can’t be anything of significant value.
Unlike the previous list, these questions don’t really ask for answer because they’re really just ironic. Perfect for breaking the ice or for making a boring conversation more interesting, these ironic questions might just be the ideal way to give your friends a well-deserved laugh so they can loosen up after a serious day.
- Can blind people see their dreams?
- Why is it called ‘shipping’ if it goes by truck? Why is it called ‘cargo’ when it goes by ship?
- How do bankruptcy attorneys make any money?
- If an ambulance hits someone on the road while transporting someone to a hospital, do they bring that person with them too?
- If a doctor has a heart attack while performing a surgery, will the other doctors and nurses present work on him first?
- If you throw your cat outside, will it be called kitty litter?
- If roses are red, why are violets blue?
- If a Smurf starts to choke, what color it will it become?
- If prunes are dried plums, where do they get prune juice from?
- Why do they say ‘like taking candy from a baby’ when babies tend to be greedy with candy? Wouldn’t it be easier to take money from a baby?
- Why do round pizzas come in square boxes?
- Why do we say that an alarm clock goes ‘off’ when it actually tuns on?
- If someone owns a piece of land, how deep does their ownership go? Do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?
- Do hummingbirds hum because they can’t remember any of the words?
- Is it possible to see someone’s tears underwater?
- Why are there things called unsolved mysteries? Shouldn’t they be unsolved in the first place to be called a mystery?
- Do penguins have knees?
- Why do they say ‘giving my two cents’ when it’s only a penny for your thoughts?
- If you pamper a cow and give it lots of stuff, does it produce spoiled milk?
- Why is drowsiness listed as a side-effect for sleeping pills?
- What was the first person to milk a cow trying to do?
- Who came up with names for things? Like, who stood in front of a door and said ‘hmm, this is a door’?
- Why is it that when people are asked what they would bring to a deserted island, they never answer ‘a boat’?
- Do mermaids give birth to live children or do they lay eggs?
- Do Roman nurses and health care workers refer to an IV as a four?
- What symbol represents zero in the roman numerals?
- If people from Poland are called Poles, do you call people from Holand ‘Holes’?
- Why are chickpeas called chickpeas when they’re neither chicks nor peas?
- Why do the words ‘overlook’ and ‘oversee’ mean different things when look and see are nearly synonyms?
- If a person suffering from amnesia was suddenly cured, would they remember that they had no memory?
- Where did dictionary makers look to find the meanings for the words before dictionaries were in existence?
- Why do we say ‘after dark’ when it’s actually really after light?
- Do you need to set an appointment to see a psychic or will they be expecting you?
- Why does a grapefruit look and taste nothing like a grape?
- Why are there self-help groups if it’s supposed to be SELF help?
- Is the sea salty because the shore never waves back?
- If an unidentified flying object fell to the ground and people were able to identify what it was, would it be called a flying object?
- What do you call a male lady bug?
- Can atheists get insurance policies that cover acts of God?
- If you can say that you’re speechless, doesn’t that mean that you were able to talk, and are thus, not speechless?
- What makes the difference between a wise man and a wise guy?
- Why do we say that something is ‘out of whack’? what is a whack in the first place?
- Why do people say that something sells like ‘hotcakes’ if they sell out fast? How fast do hotcakes sell?
- Why do we say that we have the weight of the world on our shoulders, but when we try to express it, we say we have to get it off of our chests?
- If you decide to describe yourself as indecisive, are you decisive or indecisive?
- Why is room temperature used as a measurement of warmth when not all rooms have the same temperature?
- What does ‘ok’ actually mean?
- Why do super heroes wear their underwear outside of their clothes?
- If eating your dessert before a meal will spoil your appetite, then won’t eating a meal before your dessert ruin your appetite for dessert?
- Why do women and men’s shoe sizes have to be different? Why can’t it be one size chart that just goes through all foot sizes?
- Why didn’t they list the word ‘gullible’ in the dictionary?
- Is it possible to blow up a balloon while you’re under water?
- Why is it that you can’t hum while your nose is plugged? Do we hum through our mouths or through our noses?
- Why do we say that people work like a dog if they work all day when all dogs do is lie around?
- Do people with a stutter also stutter in their thoughts?
- If all of the world is in debt, where did that money go? Who do we owe money to?
- Why is it necessary to nail down a coffin’s lid? Are we expecting what’s inside to try to break free?
- If a boy named after his dad is called junior, what do you call a girl named after her mom?
- Why did they name Donkey Kong that way if he’s a monkey and not a donkey?
- When they say that a specific dog food has a new and improved flavor, who tests it?
- If a piece of gum is 10 calories, does that include just the chewing or if you swallow it, too?
Susan majored in English with a double minor in Humanities and Business at Arizona State University and earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Liberty University. She taught grades four through twelve in both public and private schools. Subjects included English, U.S. and world history and geography, math, earth and physical science, Bible, information technologies, and creative writing.
Susan has been freelance writing for over ten years, during which time she has written and edited books, newspaper articles, biographies, book reviews, guidelines, neighborhood descriptions for realtors, Power Point presentations, resumes, and numerous other projects.
wow so funny i made my friends lol so hard
the first question i asked my friends and they laughed at our responses.