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Twenty Stupid Questions I Don’t Know the Answers To


Today is “Ask A Stupid Question” Day.

According to Wikipedia, this holiday—celebrated on the last day of September, or sometimes the last school day in September—was created by teachers in the 1980s to encourage students to ask more questions in the classroom. According to HolidayInsights.com, “at the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in ridicule.”

I don’t know about you, but I’ve asked my fair share of stupid questions in my lifetime. Some so bad they’ve caused my husband to fall off the chair laughing or set everyone at the table hooting, while I sat wondering what was so funny. Unfortunately, I can’t remember them right now to regale you with.

So, instead, I thought it would be fun to list some stupid questions I found on the internet, some which made me laugh out loud. And honestly, I’d like to know the answers to them. So, if you know, leave me a comment.


  • Why does Donald Duck wear a towel when he comes out of the shower when he doesn’t usually wear any pants?
  • If a word is misspelled in the dictionary would we ever know it?
  • Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto walks on all four paws? They’re both dogs!
  • If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut why can’t he fix the boat? On a side note to Gilligan’s Island, I’ve often wondered why Mrs. Thurston Howell III took so many clothes on a three-hour tour.
  • Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?
  • Why are they called stairs inside but steps outside?
  • Why is the fear of long words, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, so long?
  • Why can’t women put mascara on without opening their mouths? (And I can’t. I’ve tried and that mouth creeps open every time.)
  • If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
  • Why is Charlie short for Charles when they are both the same number of letters?
  • Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
  • Why do aliens abduct humans if we are an inferior race?
  • Why is it that if someone yells “duck” they are helping you, but if they yell “chicken” they are insulting you?
  • Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
  • What was the best thing before sliced bread?
  • Why do hot dogs come ten to a package and hot dog buns only eight?
  • Does the Little Mermaid wear an algebra?
  • What hair color do they put on the driver’s license of a bald man?
  • If a food processor slices and dices food, what does a word processor do?

And last, but not least, a stupid question I do know the answer to.

  • What happens to an 18 hour bra after 18 hours? Answer: It HURTS and you need to take it off!

What about you? Have you ever asked a stupid question? Would you like to share it with my readers? Go, ahead. Today’s the day to do it!

While you’re celebrating Ask a Stupid Question day, why not pick up a copy of A Groom for Mama and watch mother and daughter go head-to-head in this romantic comedy with a touch of drama. There may not be any stupid questions in the book, but there are plenty of funny moments and hilarious gone-wrong dates.


A Groom for Mama

By Catherine Castle

Beverly Walters is dying, and before she goes she has one wish—to find a groom for her daughter. To get the deed done, Mama enlists the dating service of Jack Somerset, Allison’s former boyfriend.

The last thing corporate-climbing Allison wants is a husband. Furious with Mama’s meddling, and a bit more interested in Jack than she wants to admit, Allison agrees to the scheme as long as Mama promises to search for a cure for her terminal illness.

A cross-country trip from Nevada to Ohio ensues, with a string of disastrous dates along the way, as the trio hunts for treatment and A Groom For Mama.



About the Author:

Multi-award winning author Catherine Castle loves writing. Before beginning her career as a romance writer she worked part-time as a freelance writer. She has over 600 articles and photographs to her credit, under her real name, in the Christian and secular market. She also lays claim to over 300 internet articles written on a variety of subjects and several hundred poems. In addition to writing she loves reading, traveling, singing, theatre, quilting and gardening. She’s a passionate gardener whose garden won a “Best Hillside Garden” award from the local gardening club. She writes sweet and inspirational romances. You can find her award-winning Soul Mate books The Nun and the Narc and A Groom for Mama, on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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