Today’s Impossible Question
Question: A little more than half of men under the age of 30 don't own a single one of these.
Answer: A necktie.
Question: About 1 in 7 couples between the ages of 20 and 29 say they have broken up for this one simple reason.
Answer: They didn't like the other person's pet.
Question: We Americans can be pretty impatient. In fact, 1 in 4 Americans admit they have done "this" impatient thing.
Answer: Flipped to the end of the book and read the ending without having read the rest of the book.
Question: About 1 in 9 women have never cooked this for dinner.
Answer: A roast.
Question: Nearly one-third of Americans haven't done this in more than a year.
Answer: Read a book.
Question: Research shows the average American woman has owns more than 100 of these during the course of their lifetime. A hundred of what?
Answer: Pairs of blue jeans
Question: About 70,000 of these are stolen every year in the United States (hint, these are seasonal items).
Answer: Santa Claus yard decorations.
Question: About one-third of married Americans say their spouse has this annoying habit (hint: they do it at night). What is it?
Answer: They hog the blankets at night.
Question: A few decades ago, more than 90 percent of stay-at-home moms had one of these. Now, fewer than 30 percent do. What is it?
Answer: An apron.
Question: About 15 percent of people polled by a national magazine said when they were kids they believed this about their dads.
Answer: That they could beat up Superman.
Question: About 3/4ths of this product is consumed every morning worldwide by 9 a.m. What is it?
Question: Almost 20 percent of new drivers say this is the most stressful thing about operating a motor vehicle.
Answer: Squeezing through a drive-through.
Question: About 18 of these are sold per second around the world -- what are they?
Answer: Big Macs.
Question: More than 90 percent of US households have this in their homes right now -- what is it?
Answer: Ice cream.
Question: Men and women both do it, but men are three times more likely to do it than women -- what is it?
Answer: Drive a car on "E" for empty.
Question: A national survey found that more than 60 percent of kids under the age of 18 have never done this -- what is it?
Answer: Roasted marshmallows over a campfire.
Question: One in six people admit they stash their money in this unusual place -- where is it?
Answer: Their cowboy boots.
Question: Every average American has one of these and hasn't used it for more than a year. What is it?
Answer: An old key on our keychain.
Question: When we're young, physical looks are the No. 1 things that attract us to a potential partner. But over the age of 50, this one thing makes a potential partner particularly attractive. What is it?
Question: Nearly half of Americans believe you need to spend at least $1,000 to get a decent one of these. What is it?
Answer: A mattress.
Question: Six cities west of the Mississippi have one of these within their city limits. What is it?
Answer: A volcano
Question: About 25 percent of women say they would absolutely change this if they could. What is it?
Answer: Their mother's hairstyle.
Question: This happens most often on Mondays. What is it?
Answer: Relationships end (someone dumps someone else).
Question: If you're an average person, you do this 20 times a day. What is it?
Question: Even smart people do dumb -- or airheaded -- things now and then. A recent survey says more than 15 percent of people have done this absent-minded thing at least once.
Answer: Tried to or gotten into the wrong car in a parking lot.
Question: About 2/3 of adults admit they use this item even though it was intended for kids.
Answer: A piggy bank.
Question: The average age of this daily use item in our lives is 12 years. What is it?
Answer: Our car.
Question: Tofu is the most hated food in America. What comes in second?
Question: We've all done it -- lost our cell phone. Every year nearly 11,000 people lose their phone here.
Answer: The grocery store.
Question: This happens 17 times a year to the average person -- what is it?
Answer: We get bit by a bug (usually a fly or mosquito).
Question: Fifteen percent of men and women admit they have committed this frowned upon act in public.
Answer: Cut in line.
Question: The No. 1 thing we do out of habit is sleep on the same side of the bed. What's No. 2?
Answer: Sit in the same spot on the couch.
Question: The average American woman does this twice a year -- what is it?
Answer: Colors her hair.
Question: We Americans by 720,000,000 of these every year (about 3 per person). What are they?
Answer: Slices of pie.
Question: Out of 5,000 Americans surveyed, nearly 20 percent of us said we're "very good" at this.
Question: A new study tells us that the average person does this 16 times a day.
Answer: Uses swear words.
Question: A national pet magazine said readers chose this as the most likely question their pet would ask first if they could speak.
Answer: Can I have something to eat?
Question: Bartenders nationwide said that, besides drink orders, this is the most common question they receive on a daily basis.
Answer: "Do you want to get lucky?"
Question: More than 50 percent of people say they almost got in an accident because of this one specific distraction. What is it?
Answer: Provocative billboards.
Question: There are about 10,000 millionaires who made their fortune doing this unusual activity.
Answer: Playing video games.
Question: Studies have found that the average American child eats an average of 62 pounds of this every year. What is it?
Question: Nearly 80 percent of guys own at least one of these.
Answer: A pet (usually a dog).
Question: More than half of teenagers have never purchased this. What is it?
Answer: A postage stamp
Question: It takes a little less than four minutes on average for this activity.
Answer: Wait in line at the drive through.
Question: You can tell how wealthy a person is by what kind of music they listen to. What's the favored music for wealthy people?
Question: Nearly half of us have worn this item at least one time during our lifetime.
Answer: Mickey Mouse ears.
Question: Almost one-fourth of women say this is still a great place to meet men.
Answer: The mall
Question: About 15 percent of people have skipped work for this particular reason.
Answer: Stubbed their toe.
Question: Women's No.1 pet peeve when their husband/partner is driving is ...
Answer: He plays the radio too loud.
Question: Almost half of women say this one thing is the most important to pack when going on vacation. What is it?
Answer: Comfortable pajamas.
Question: We are way more likely to do this after the age of 50 than before.
Answer: Sleep in the nude.
Question: Two out of three Americans say they can no longer tolerate this.
Answer: Large crowds
Question: Dealbreaker! Nearly half of us say we won't buy a car if it doesn't have at least one of these.
Answer: Cup holders.
Question: In a job interview, this one fact about you helps males and hinders females in getting the job.
Answer: Whether or not you are wearing a wedding ring.
Question: Nearly one-third of women say this is the most important thing they do all day.
Answer: Put on makeup.
Question: This phrase or cliche is the No. 1 most hated one we tell to our kids (according to them).
Answer: Money doesn't grow on trees.
Question: More than 2,300 people go to the emergency room every year in the United States for this odd reason.
Answer: They burned themselves on pizza.
Question: Women take an average of 45 percent longer to do this than men do ... what is it?
Answer: Order off of a menu in a restaurant.
Question: Nearly 40 percent of us has at least one of these in our vehicle right now.
Answer: A straw
Question: More than 70 percent of guys say they won't let their wives or significant others anywhere near their ... what?
Answer: BBQ grills
Question: More than 45 percent of people say this one activity will instantly put them in a good mood.
Answer: A long, hot shower.
Question: About 60 percent of guys have had this happen to them at least once in their lifetime.
Answer: They've been sucker-punched.
Question: Oreo is the No. 1 selling cookie in the world. What cookie-maker is No. 2?
Answer: Mexican baking company Gamesa is second in sales (but by a long ways -- Oreo 3.28 billion sold, Gamesa 1.03).
Question: After women turn 40-years-old, they are more likely to do this.
Answer: Drive faster than the speed limit.
Question: Married men are tice as likely to do this as single men.
Answer: Change their underwear daily.
Question: Nearly one-third of the people who chose this career say they now regret it.
Question: This is the longest common word that can be typed using just the left hand on a standard typewriter (based on traditional typing techniques).
Question: Fifteen percent of women say they've broken up with a guy because of this.
Answer: He's losing his hair (going bald).
Question: This one habit could extend your life as long as two more years.
Answer: Eating one serving of nuts per day.
Question: When meeting someone new, the first two things people judge are their teeth and this.
Answer: Their grammar.
Question: Nearly 60 percent of employers are less likely to promote someone who does this.
Answer: Uses profanity in the workplace.
Question: A home next to one of these will take longer to sell, but will ultimately sell for about 10 percent more than other similar homes located elsewhere.
Answer: A cemetery.
Question: More than 70 percent of women polled say they think guys look ridiculous when they do/wear this.
Answer: Wear a bow tie (unless it's with a tuxedo!).
Question: Two Q's today: 1. How many signers of the Declaration of Independence were of Irish descent? How many US Presidents?
Answer: Nine, and 19
Question: Experts say if you want to keep mosquitoes away, stop doing this.
Answer: Drinking beer (puts mosquito-attracting ethanol in our sweat).
Question: Nearly 50 percent of American adults say they often lie about this.
Answer: How much chocolate/candy they eat.
Question: What's the one thing 50 percent of brides dread the most when it comes to their wedding day?
Answer: The best man's speech.
Question: About 30 percent of guys have never done this in their own home.
Answer: Cleaned the toilet.
Question: About 20 percent of American cars have one of these in it at all times.
Answer: A toothbrush/toothpaste.
Question: Just over 50 percent of all households in the USA have at least one of these.
Answer: A cat or dog (pet).
Question: Nearly 60 percent of women dislike it when men wear this.
Answer: A pair of Crocs
Question: The United States has nearly three times the number of people as Japan, but we have less than half of these. What are they?
Answer: 7/11 stores (Slurpees!)
Question: The average guy spends more than $100 a year on this.
Answer: Dry cleaning
Question: A major national magazine asked Americans if they could change one thing about themselves, what would it be?
Answer: More than 50 percent of respondents said they'd watch less television.
Question: This surprising topic is one of the top 10 things married couples argue about.
Answer: Who has to take the dog for a walk.
Question: Women think about this about six times more often than men do.
Answer: Their hair
Question: On average, the American male begins this at the age of 29, what is it?
Question: Nearly 30 percent of single men said they would not date a woman if she had one of these ... what is it?
Answer: A twin.
Question: Among houses that had a hard time selling in the real estate market, 40 percent listed this as one of the primary reasons why.
Answer: The property had the number 13 in its address.
Question: Almost one-third of us have lied to get out of going here.
Answer: To a wedding.
Question: For the average person, it takes eight seconds to do ... what?
Answer: Answer their phone.
Question: About 82 percent of Americans under the age of 18 have never used one of these.
Answer: A postage stamp
Question: Almost two-thirds of women between the age of 22 and 35 have admitted to doing this. What is it?
Answer: Taken a naked selfie on their phone/tablet.
Question: Almost one-third of us use at least two of these every day.
Answer: Alarms or alarm clocks.
Question: The average teenage girls in America does this 150 times a year ... what?
Answer: Slams a door.
Question: About six out of 10 women say they would gladly spend $100 or more on this one item. What is it?
Answer: A quality swimsuit.
Question: In the early 1980s, there were less than 100 of these retail businesses in the USA. Now there are more than 8,000. What are they?
Question: The average person does this 20 times a day.
Question: About one-third of people surveyed say this one thing is the only thing they like about their jobs. What is it?
Answer: The workplace gossip.
Question: The average woman spends six minutes a day doing this, what is it?
Answer: Taking off her makeup.
Question: What is the number one lie both men and women tell others? Actually, "I'm fine." was No. 1, but this is the only other one that made the top 10 list for both genders.
Answer: "I'm on my way."
Question: Twenty-five percent of us have been annoyed by a neighbor who does this ... what is it?
Answer: Plays a musical instrument loudly.
Question: Nearly 90 percent of guys have done this, but significantly less than half of women have done it ... what is it?
Answer: Driven 100 miles per hour.
Question: About 30 percent of us will go here in the next 30 days -- where is it?
Answer: A garage or yard sale.
Question: Guys, about one-fourth of our significant others consider this our most annoying habit.
Answer: Leaving a wet towel on the bed.
Question: According to a national survey, a little over 40 percent of us look forward to this every morning -- what is it?
Answer: Checking our email.
Question: By the age of 35, we will have owned 25 of these. What are they?
Answer: Pairs of sunglasses
Question: A little more than 50 percent of people who own one of these never use them.
Answer: A sunroof in a car.
Question: Studies show this one odor makes you want to spend more money. What is it?
Answer: The smell of oranges
Question: Fifty years ago 90 percent of kids did this one activity. Now only about a third of kids do it. What is it?
Answer: Jump rope
Question: The list of satisfying jobs is not surprising -- teacher, paramedic, clergyman, etc. -- but according to one popular website, this occupation surprisingly made the top 10. What is it?
Answer: A dentist -- 67 percent of dentists say they are extremely satisfied with their job.s
Question: A leading fitness magazine said this is the top pet peeve for people who frequent the workout gym.
Answer: When a naked person talks to you in the locker room.
Question: About 40 percent of people polled say they have a clear memory of this.
Answer: The license plate number from their first car
Question: According to a popular magazine, this is the most craved food by pregnant women.
Question: It's KDXU news director Jordan Verdadeiro's birthday ... what university did she graduate from?
Answer: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. (Bonus Q: What school did Andy G graduate from? Answer: Utah State)
Question: The No.1 destination Americans said they wanted to go once they retire?
Question: What one item do 93 percent of us buy at least once a month?
Answer: A pizza
Question: About 40 percent of single women say this is their biggest pet peeve when they go out with a guy
Answer: When he orders off the menu for her
Question: Nearly half of Americans are embarrassed by this one fact about themselves.
Answer: Their middle name.
Question: The average American owns/uses/consumes a total of 533 of these during their lifetime.
Question: Seventy percent of kids can operate a computer mouse by age 5, but most of them can't do this?
Answer: Tie their own shoes
Question: About 11 percent of us have made this unique New Year's resolution
Answer: To learn a new language
Question: A huge survey tells us these two things are the most popular things women say it's OK to splurge on
Answer: Flowers, and comfortable jeans
Question: What were the top 5 most despised Christmas gifts last year?
Answer: 1. Cheap perfume; 2. Handkerchiefs; 3. Socks; 4. Packaged toiletries; 5. Christmas sweaters
Question: This one activity, for just a few minutes a day, can help reduce anxiety and depression, plus improve balance. What is it?
Answer: Rocking in a rocking chair
Question: Almost two-thirds of women say this is a dealbreaker when it comes to dating a guy
Answer: If he has a ponytail
Question: You can burn about 200 calories doing this very lazy activity.
Answer: Watching a scary movie
Question: Stats show 22 million Americans have one of these (mostly men)
Answer: A moustache
Question: About two-thirds of women say this one activity relaxes them more than any other
Answer: Eating chocolate
Question: This happens more often on Friday than any other day -- what is it?
Answer: Traffic accidents
Question: Twenty-five percent of women have wished for this when they blow out their birthday candles
Answer: More time with their husbands
Question: The average American woman does this three times a week, what is it?
Answer: Call her mom (average call lasts 16 minutes).
Question: This has gone down nearly 20 percent in the last few years -- what is it? (Think teenagers)
Answer: High school students who get driver's licenses
Question: More than 93 percent of pet owners say their dog can do this -- what is it?
Question: The average age of members of this profession is 57
Answer: The American Farmer
Question: Forty percent of average Americans say they can't live without this one item, what is it?
Answer: Their car
Question: The average person uses more than 50 of these every day
Answer: Squares of toilet paper
Question: Adult men spend 1 1/2 hours more per week doing this activity than their female counterparts
Answer: Hanging out with friends
Question: This household item used to cost thousands of dollars, but now you can pick one up for less than 10 bucks, what is it?
Answer: A computer mouse
Question: Added together, we spend nearly 40 days of our lives doing this one activity
Answer: Brushing our teeth
Question: The average woman has done this 15 times in her lifetime.
Answer: Engaged in a "first kiss"
Question: Fifty-two percent of moms admit they do this one activity after the kids go to school
Answer: Play video games (on phone or otherwise)
Question: Ninety percent of American Households have bought one of these in the last week
Answer: A pie!
Question: We love to take pictures of our food! This food item is the most posted picture of food on Facebook
Question: We love to spend money on unnecessary items. In fact, Americans spend about $800 million a year on this non-essential -- what is it?
Answer: Peanut butter
Question: Nearly 9 out of 10 parents say Christmas doesn't begin until they've made this purchase
Question: The average American household spends $43 every December on this item
Answer: Wrapping paper
Question: I believe we should all do this every day, but only 75 percent of people do ...
Answer: Put on deodorant
Question: Lost the remote? It's probably in the couch cushions. Or it maybe you left it here ...
Answer: The refrigerator
Question: This hobby was down the list two years ago, but was the most popular hobby in 2020
Question: About 3/4ths of dads say this activity makes them feel like a kid again
Answer: Watching cartoons
Question: Fifty-nine percent of moms say they've told their children this.
Answer: Don't cross your eyes
Question: More than 40,000 people go to the emergency room every year for this specific reason
Answer: Getting bitten by a human
Question: Seven out of ten potential employers have rejected job candidates for this one specific reason
Answer: Stupid/controversial posts on social media
Question: Almost 96 percent of American households have this particular food item in their kitchens
Question: In a national survey, this was the most common nickname for our baby
Question: Intentionally or not, about 7 million of these are thrown away every day
Question: 15 percent of married men do this at least once a year and don't tell their wives
Question: According to a national survey, this state has the ugliest license plate
Question: 12 percent of males and 10 percent of females have this physical trait
Answer: They're left-handed
Question: About 30 percent of people with back pain cite this as the main reason
Answer: Lifting the kids
Question: A large majority of single women say this is a deal breaker when it comes to dating guys
Answer: He can't weigh less than her
Question: We love to name our pets after food. This particular food is the most popular food name for dog owners.
Question: Millions of these are purchased every year, but 62 percent of them never get used
Answer: Women's swimsuits
Question: The top three things that ruin a woman's day are 1. Argument with partner; 2. Incident at work; and 3. What?
Answer: When their jeans/pants don't fit.
Question: Women do this five times a day, men just three times daily, what is it?
Question: The average person does this at least five times a day
Bonus question: Andy and his wife Shelly have been married how many years today?
Bonus answer: Married in 1988, that makes it 33 years!
Question: Twenty percent of Americans do this activity every day, what is it?
Answer: Eat a bowl of cereal
Question: About 15 percent of Americans say they've stopped doing this one activity, mostly because of Covid-19
Answer: Putting on deodorant
Question: Fifty percent of US households have at least one of these
Question: A new study found that nearly half of Americans dream about this each night
Answer: What they are going to eat the next day
Question: Two-thirds of us say we do this to try to fit in
Answer: Laugh at a joke, even when we don't get it or think it's funny
Question: About 70 billion of these are deep fried every year
Question: There are more than 30 different kinds of these in the U.S. What are they?
Answer: Flavors of Pringles potato chips (34 different flavors).
Question: There are three times as many of these as there are Starbucks in the USA. What are they?
Answer: Tanning salons
Question: Just over 10 percent of men, at one time or another, have owned one of these
Answer : A neon beer sign
Question: It's not money or diamonds -- this is what really makes women happy
Answer: A good night's sleep
Question: Eight out of 10 teenagers have one of these
Answer: A curfew
Question: The average woman lugs 6.5 pounds of "essential items" in her bag. Her makeup bag is the heaviest essential item, but what is the lightest?
Answer: A comb
Question: It's not money ... or fame, but just under half of Americans polled say they secretly wish this
Answer: They wish they were taller.
Question: Men say the cell phone is the best gadget ever invented. Women say it is this
Answer: The hair straightener
Question: 53 percent of women and 33 percent of men bring this item with them when they travel
Answer: Their pillow
Question: In the past 10 years, in America, this belief has dropped from 56% to 46%. Belief in what?
Answer: The belief in love at first sight
Question: Having one of these makes you more likely to overeat
Answer: A messy kitchen
Question: The average woman spends 11 minutes a day doing this
Answer: Blow drying her hair
Question: Twenty percent of women say a prayer before doing this
Answer: Step on a scale
Question: 67% of women have dumped a guy for this one simple reason.
Answer: Because he complained too much.
Question: In a recent poll 47% of Americans said they use this to catch up on news from friends and family. What?
Answer: A cookout (or BBQ).
Question: Fifty-two percent of college students say they've consumed this in the last week.
Answer: Energy drinks
Question: The worst gift -- this is the No. 1 most exchanged and re-gifted present out there.
Answer: A sweater
Question: The average American household goes through 12 bottles of these a year
Question: The average American has 13 of these.
Answer: Pain-free days per year.
Question: Under 45 percent of women younger than 45 do this every day. More than 71 percent of women older than 45 do this daily. What is it?
Answer: Make their beds
Question: The average woman spends 1,056 hours of her life doing this
Question: On average, parents are spending $501 per child this year for this.
Answer: Back to school shopping
Question: According to a poll of 6,000 Americans, 30% do not do this as part of a common household chore?
Answer: Separate the whites and colors while doing laundry.
Question: According to a recent USA Today poll, about 10 percent of us have done this naughty or unethical thing at work.
Answer: Stolen someone else's food from the community fridge.
Question: The average American household has six of these, what are they? (think kitchen)
Answer: Refrigerator magnets
Question: One out of every nine Americans have done this (hint: it has to do with your job)
Answer: Worked at a convenience store
Question: The average woman has 38 of these. What are they?
Answer: Items in their purse.
Question: The first time this happened was 100 years ago this week. What is it?
Answer: Magicians sawing people in half. The first time that trick was performed was in London in 1921.
Question: Thirty-six percent of people with this one physical attribute are perceived as smarter
Answer: Straight teeth
Question: 26% of people have accidentally left this behind on vacation what is it?
Question: The average man gets a new one of these once every two years
Answer: A belt
Question: A poll of 5000 American adults show that 17% of us said we are very good at this... what?
Question: Fifth-seven percent of us haven't changed this in more than three years, what is it?
Answer: Our voicemail greeting.
Question: We all like gummy candy (peach rings, strawberries, pineapple), but there's a new flavor out that has us wondering why -- and eww! What's the new flavor?
Answer: Dill pickle gummies
Question: Seventy-five percent of us say would give up watching TV, shopping and using our phone for this.
Answer: A flat belly
Question: About 24% of us are so impatient, we read the do this when we get a particular new item.
Answer: We read the last page of a new book first.
About 10 percent of women have never done this for their families.
Answer: Cooked a pot roast
Question: Fifty-five percent of Americans say they keep one of these in their cars at all times.
Answer: A roll of toilet paper
Question: Four percent of people say this was their biggest life change during the pandemic.
Answer: They got a swimming pool.
Question: People west of the Mississippi are more likely to do this than the rest of the country.
Answer: Go out of their way to get cheaper gas.
Question: Fifty years ago, more than 70 percent of stay at home moms had at least one of these, now less than 30 percent of them do. What are they?
Question: Families exchange thousands of texts among each other every year. What's the No. 1 topic of those texts?
Answer: What's for dinner.
Question: The US city with the most "Super Rich" citizens per capita.
Answer: San Jose, Calif
Question: State that eats the most ice cream per capita.
Question: Fifty-three percent of us buy this for the Fourth of July.
Answer: Mosquito/bug repellant
Question: The average parent gets 15 of these every day.
Answer: Minutes of free time
Question: Most men hate shopping -- and especially for this.
Question: The average American has six of these -- and paid for none of them.
Question: Like driving, this is opposite in the UK than it is in the US
Answer: Carousels or merry-go-rounds
Question: The USA has one of these for every 380 citizens -- the most in the world
Question: Thirty-five percent of us would do this in a restaurant.
Answer: Finish our food even if we found a hair in it.