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Ready for some trick questions and answers? The idea of a trick question is to have a funny answer. Some questions can be used to fool people into giving the wrong answer, despite having obvious answers. Some answers are funny and meant to be amusing so you can use these funny trick questions on your friends.

Mind Trick Questions

Mind trick questions do not have a correct answer. They are meant to be unsolvable. Sometimes they are rhetorical, which is a statement proposed by a question that is not meant to be answered. Other mind trick questions are just silly.

One famous mind trick question is:

  • If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there, does it make a sound?

Rhetorical questions include these:

  • What do fish drink?
  • Why does glue not stay stuck inside the bottle?
  • How is it possible to get off a nonstop flight?
  • Who goes to the restroom to rest?
  • Why do feet smell and noses run?
  • How can a comedian in a wheelchair deliver “stand-up” comedy?
  • Where is Old Zealand?
  • Why do we call them highways when they are built on the ground?
  • If the hair over the eyes are called “eyebrows”, then why is hair above the lips not called a “mouthbrow” instead of a moustache?
  • Why are elderly people called “old people” but babies are not called “new people?”
  • Why does a person get on a plane, on a bus, on a train, but get into a car?
  • Why doesn’t lipstick stick lips together?
  • People from Poland are called “Poles,” but why are people from Holland called “Dutch” instead of “Holes”?
  • Why are dandelions weeds and daisies considered flowers?
  • How can an adult be kidnapped?
  • Why didn’t Noah kill those two annoying mosquitoes and flies?
  • How can a slim chance and a fat chance mean the same thing?
  • How can someone die in his or her living room?
  • What is it called, when a fat person goes skinny-dipping?
  • How did Webster find the definitions of words he wrote in the dictionary?
  • When the sun goes down, why do we call it after dark instead of after light?
  • If a person who plays piano is a pianist, why is a race car driver not a racist?
  • If you removed hair from the face when shaving, what is removed from shaved ice?
  • How can anyone say they are speechless?
  • Why is to thaw something and to unthaw something the same thing?
  • Why do we chop down a tree and then chop it up?
  • How can a wise guy and a wise man be different?
  • If female ballet dancers are called “ballerinas”, why don’t we call male ballet dancers, “ballerinos”?
  • Why do we type things up, but write them down?
  • Why is an actor in a movie and on television?
  • When we ask for a check in a restaurant, why does the waiter bring a bill?
  • What disease did a cured ham have?
  • Why aren’t earthquakes on Mars called “marsquakes”?
  • What is the speed of dark when night falls?
  • Why are some television shows called “soap operas” when nobody sings?

Other mind trick questions are nonsensical like these:

  • Do you walk to school or take your lunch?
  • Is it cheaper to New York or by bus?
  • What is the difference between a duck?
  • When a person sees a heat wave, do they wave back?
  • How do you dilute water?
  • If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
  • Why is a hot car cool and a cool car hot?
  • What would happen if an immovable object met an irresistible force?
  • What happens if a person tries to fail and then succeeds?
  • What is opposite of opposite?
  • Can a homeless person be put under house arrest?
  • Can you decide that you are indecisive?
  • Why do we feel blue instead of red?
  • Why did superman wear his underwear outside his pants?
  • If all the nations in the world are in debt, where is all the money?
  • If you can wave a fan and wave a club, how do you wave a fan club?
  • Are you telling the truth to say you lie in bed?

The famous writer Lewis Carroll who wrote the book “Alice in Wonderland” asked this nonsense question:

Why is a raven like a writing desk?”

No one could come up with a satisfying answer until Aldus Huxley, who is also a famous writer who wrote “Brave New World” cleverly replied, “Because there is a B in Both and an N in Neither.” He gave a great nonsense answer to a nonsense question.

Many parents know that children frequently ask questions that are silly. Researchers discovered that children from the ages of about five-years-old to eight-years of age will try to answer nonsense questions.

Art Linkletter was a famous television personality who had a featured segment on his television show in the 1940’s through the 1960’s called “Kids Say the Darndest Things” which focused on the answers children gave to silly questions. This show was later revived by Bill Cosby in 1998 to 2000. One of the favorite questions that Art Linkletter liked to ask the children on the television show is “What did your parent say that you should not tell me?”

Some of the funniest moments include these:

“I heard your daddy is a fundraiser, who is he raising funds for?” The little girl answers, “Himself.”

“What is an American?” The little boy answers, “Someone who lives in California.”

“Who was George Washington’s wife?” The little boy answers, “Miss America.”


Trick Questions on Math

In Roman numerals I = one, V = five and X = 10. What is the Roman numeral for zero?

Answer:  There is no zero in Roman numerals. They called it “nulla,” which in Latin means “none.”


An apple and a slice of pizza cost $1.10. The pizza costs one dollar more than the apple. How much is the apple?

Answer:  Five cents. $0.05 + $1.05 = $1.10


Replace the “?” with the correct mathematical symbol to make this statement true:

18 ? 12 ? 4? 5 = 59

Answer:  18 x 12 / 4 + 5


What are three whole numbers (not fractions) that give the same results when added together as when multiplied together?

Answer:  One, two, and three. 1 +2 + 3 = 6 and 1 x 2 x 3 = 6


How much dirt is in a hole that is two feet wide by three feet length by four feet deep?

Answer:  There is no dirt in a hole.


Funny Trick Questions

If you could have only one thing when stranded on a desert island, what would be the best thing to have?

  1. Someone to keep you company
  2. Lots of food
  3. Lots of fresh water
  4. A rescue helicopter

Unless you want to stay on the island for a long time, the best answer is a rescue helicopter.

If you could only have one wish, what would it be?

  1. To have a billion dollars
  2. To be a famous movie star
  3. To fall in love
  4. To have as many wishes as you like

What is wrong with saying these?

  1. PIN number
  2. ATM machine

PIN stands for Personal Identification Number. ATM stands for Automated Teller Machine. It really sounds stupid when PIN number is actually Personal Identification Number number and ATM machine when spoken out completely is Automated Teller Machine machine.

It sounds like the person is stuttering and repeating him or herself.

Can a person go thirty days without sleeping?

Answer:  Yes, they only sleep during the night.


How is it possible to correctly predict the exact score before any football game begins?

Answer:  The score is always zero to zero before the game begins.


Name two days starting with “T” besides Tuesday and Thursday.

Answer:  Today and tomorrow.


How is it possible to walk on water?

Answer:  Make sure it is frozen.


What year did New Year’s come before Christmas?

Answer:  Every year New Year’s (January 1) comes before Christmas (December 25).


Is it possible for the strongest man in the world to lift an elephant with one hand?

Answer:  No, elephants do not have hands.


We hope you had a laugh or two and were surprised by some of the answers to these trick questions. Other articles you can take a look at include Funny Trick Questions, 33 Tricky Questions and Answers, and Fun Quizzes for Everyone.

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