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Witty and Thoughtful Questions That Make You Think

Questions That Make You Think
Have you thought about 'thinking'? Have you thought about life and the many questions it puts you? What are the questions that always make you think?
Manali Oak
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
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Questions - some witty, some funny, some thought-provoking, some silly. Those which give your gray cells some exercise - questions that make you think. Wondering what such questions could be? Well, here's one - Can you stop thinking?
Questions that make you think can be entertaining starters for a discussion or meeting. They can serve as icebreakers in formal or informal gatherings. They invite wide participation and serve as some 'thoughtful' additions to gatherings. Funny or silly questions that make you think can spice up conversations. Philosophical ones can be chosen for a group of youngsters or elders. Be it a team meeting, party, or an informal get-together, questions making you think are great options to break ice. Here are some.
If God dropped acid
Why glue does not stick to the inside of the bottle
# Does fuzzy logic tickle?
# What do you plant to grow a seedless watermelon?
# If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food?
# Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected become the expected?
# How can the words 'overlook' and 'oversee' mean different?
Entry for the word dictionary in a dictionary
# How do you tell when you are out of invisible ink?
# Why is 11 not pronounced as 'onety one'?
# If the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
# Why is 'abbreviation' such a long word?
# If yesterday were today, then wouldn't today be yesterday?
On occasions of informal gatherings, you could put to the audience some really silly questions, yet which make them think. Silly questions create humor, and they don't let you stop thinking even when you try not to think about them! Such questions are sheer fun. Here are some of those brain-tickling ones.
# Can you cry under water?
# Isn't the best way to save face to keep the lower part shut?
# Money does not grow on trees then why do banks have branches?
# What came first, the hen or the egg?
# Why do feet smell and noses run?
# What would a chair look like if your knees bent the other way?
# Babies wake up almost every two hours or so, then why say, "sleep like a baby"?
Some serious yet interesting questions can be used to start semi-formal or formal meetings. They are not very funny and they make you give the topic a serious thought. Here are some questions of this type.
How can a self be selfless
Money drives you or follows you
# What does financial independence mean? Is it about having millions or simply being able to have a holiday without worrying about how to pay for it?
# Are you happy?
# What is your first memory about money?
# If nothing is perfect, how can practice make man perfect?
# What do you believe is the greatest unsolved mystery of all?
# If a book on 'How to achieve success?' is a failure, is it a success?
# What is the one thing you'd most like to change about the world?
# Would a robot with AI understand humor?
# Why is there an entry for the word 'dictionary' in a dictionary?
# How does glue not stick to the inside of the bottle?
# If God dropped acid, would he see people?
# How can a self be selfless?
# Does money drive you or follow you?
# What is life's true purpose?
There can be many such interesting and thought-provoking questions. You will have to think creatively to devise your own. For most of such questions, there are no right or wrong answers. It all depends on how one thinks. Answering them is about wit and spontaneity. So go ahead, pick some of these questions, pop them to your friends, and have a fun-filled time.