Rhetorical Questions
Nonsensical Questions or
Just Plain Stupid Questions?


You decide after looking at these strange questions!



What are Rhetorical Questions?
A rhetorical question is a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered. These questions are intended to "provoke thought" rather than to provide answers.

It's the "thought" part that we love!

See the proper definitions and examples of Rhetorical and Nonsensical Questions at the bottom of this page for a better explanation!

Whether the following are rhetorical or nonsensical questions - the "thoughts" make us smile! What are your "thoughts" about these questions?

Are you supposed to answer these questions with humor, sarcasm, at all? That depends entirely on your mood. As always keep it light, keep it clean, keep it simple and keep it fun!
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Funny Rhetorical Questions... Or are they Nonsensical in other words STUPID?

If someone owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way to the center of the earth?

If humans evolved from apes or chimps, why are the chimps and apes still here?

If an African elephant comes to America, is it an African-American elephant?

Crime doesn't pay... does that mean my job is a crime?

Do fish get thirsty?

Do hummingbirds hum because they don't know the words?

Do pilots take crash-courses?

Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID that he just whipped out a coin?

Can you cry under water?

What's the difference between a novel and a book?

If nobody buys a ticket to a movie do they still show it?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Does a man-eating shark eat women, too?

How can you tell when it is time to tune your bagpipes?

How do you get off a nonstop flight?

How do you know if honesty is the best policy unless you've tried some of the others?

How do you write zero in Roman numerals?

If you have a cold hot pocket, is it just a pocket?

Why is the show called Unsolved Mysteries? If they were solved they wouldn't be mysteries.

Do penguins have knees?

Why is it said that an alarm clock is going off when really it's coming on?

What are imitation rhinestones?

What do batteries run on?

What do chickens think we taste like?

What do you call a bedroom with no bed in it?

How come people tell you not to stand in front of an emergency exit, if there was an emergency surely you would not stay standing there?

In libraries, do they put the bible in the fiction or non-fiction section?

Why are both of SpongeBob's parents round like sea sponges while he is square?

Does a two-humped camel store more water, travel further than a one-humped camel?

Why do they call it 'chili' if it's hot?

Why do they call it 'life' insurance?

Why do they make cars go so fast it's illegal?

Why do we call them restrooms when no one goes there to rest?

Why do we have hot water heaters when hot water doesn't need to be heated?

If you pamper a cow, do you get spoiled milk?

Do they call a fortune teller who can't see a "blind seer"?

Why do you give your two cents worth when it's only a penny for your thoughts?

Restaurant rules - No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service. What if someone goes in with No Pants? Would the restaurant serve them?

If the Wicked Witch of the West melts in water... how did she ever bathe?

Why do we need training bras? What can we teach them?

Why do you feet smell and your nose runs?

When the French swear do they say pardon my English?

How did Walt Disney figure out how to make people pay to stand in lines all day and then come back for more the next day?

Why do sleeping pills have warning labels that state: Caution - May Cause Drowsiness?

If there's a wheelchair-bound comedian, is it still called "stand-up" comedy?

What happened to Old Zealand?

Which is the other side of the street?

Who opened that first 'oyster' and said "My, my, my. Now doesn't 'this' look yummy!"

Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when smoking is prohibited there?

Why are highways build so close to the ground?

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Why are they called "stands" when they're made for sitting?

Why do they call someone "late" if they died early?

Why are the adjectives 'fast as' and 'slow as' often used in conjunction with hell, is hell slow or fast?

Why is chess considered a sport?

Why is it that when you are sleeping its called drool but when you are awake its called spit?

Why don't they call mustaches "mouthbrows?"

If a teacher were to teach a younger grade than they were teaching before, would they be "degraded"?

How come people tell you to stay a kid for as long as you can. Yet the moment you do anything childish or immature they tell you to grow up.

What three things would you bring to a deserted Island? Why doesn't anyone say "BOAT"?

How do mermaids make babies?

If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call the resulting company Fed UP?

Why are elderly people often called "old people" but children are never called "new people"?

Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as 4's?

Do one legged ducks swim in circles?

Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?

How can a product be new and improved? If it's new, what was it improving on?

Why is it good to be a Daddy's girl, but bad to be a Momma's boy?

Why do you get on a bus and a train but get into a car?

If marbles are not made of marble, why are they called marbles?

Why is it called lipstick if you can still move your lips?

Why is it called tourist season if we can't shoot at them?

If you dig a hole through the center of the earth to the other side, and then let go, would you be falling down or floating up?

What happens if you get a paper cut from a Get Well card?

Can you read a picture book?

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More Nonsensical and Rhetorical Questions

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

What shape is the sky?

Why do they write "May contain traces of peanuts or other kind of nuts" on peanut butter jars?

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

If you only have one eye...are you blinking or winking?

If you have a gun and you ask, "can I ask you a question?" and they say "fire away" should you shoot them?

What is a chickpea if it is neither a chick nor a pea?

Why is it called the People's Republic Of China when China's not a republic?

Why are dandelions considered weeds when daisies are considered flowers?

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then it dawned on me... they're cramming for their final exam.

Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?

Whenever an adult is kidnapped why isn't it called adultnapped??

Why is it that people duck in the rain, do they really think the rain won't hit them?

Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world, the Ten Commandments say "thou shall not steal". Why is not the most recovered book, can't those people read?

Why whenever you start to sing, you automatically sing in a higher voice than you talk?

If you called the police station to talk to an officer and he is not there, would that be considered a cop out?

Is it legal to name your kid "Anonymous"?

If you dig a hole in the South Pole are you digging up or down?

Why aren't there ever any guilty bystanders?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do ballet dancers dance on their toes? Why doesn't the company just hire taller dancers?

Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?

Can a school teacher give a homeless child homework?

Why do mattresses have designs on them when they're always covered with sheets?

If a person suffered from amnesia and then was cured would they remember that they forgot?

What hair color do they put on the driver's license of a bald man?

What happens if you go on a survival course - and you don't pass?

What happens if you take No-Doze and wash it down with Nyquil?

What happens when you swallow your pride?

What if someone died in the living room?

How come toy hippos are always blue, or purple, when real hippos are brown?

Can fat people go skinny-dipping?

The label on a package says "Open here". What is the protocol if the package says, "Open somewhere else"?

Is a fly without wings a walk?

When something fades in the sunlight, where did the colors go?

When you put a sheet over your head for Halloween, are you a ghost or a mattress?

Where are the germs that cause 'good' breath?

Where did Webster look up the definitions when he wrote the dictionary?

Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a "near miss"?

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

Why is it called 'after dark', when it is really after light?

Why is it called a TV "set" when you only get one?

Why is a women's prison called a penal colony?

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

Why do you need an appointment to see a psychic?

Why does a grapefruit look nothing like a grape?

Why do we put suits in a garment bag and garments in a suitcase?

Why do we play in recitals and recite in plays?

Why does tug'boats push their barges?

How can there be "self help GROUPS"?

If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?

If you're born again, do you have two bellybuttons?

Is a sleeping bull a bull-dozer?

Is a small pig called a hamlet?

Is an oxymoron a really dumb bovine?

Is drilling for oil boring?

Is that a flying saucer or a pie in the sky?

Is the nose the center of the face?

What is a refried bean? Why do they have to fry it twice?

What is shaved ice? Did it have hair on it before it was shaved?

What is the diameter of a square?

Can atheists get insurance for acts of God?

Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

What do you call a male ladybird?

What would you use to dilute water?

If you're in hell, get mad at someone, where do you tell them to go?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?

Why do grocery stores buy so many checkout line registers if they only keep 3 or 4 open?

Why do mattresses have springs, if they aren't made for jumping on?

Why do people tell you when they are speechless?

Why do the signs that say "Slow Children" have a picture of a running child?

If the speed of movement is slower than the speed of light - how fast is a moving light?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

If you fed a bee nothing but oranges, would it make marmalade?

How come thaw and unthaw mean the same thing?

If I melt dry ice, can I take a bath without getting wet?

If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too?

If rabbits' feet are so lucky, then what happened to the rabbit?

If the product says "Do not use if seal is broken", how are you supposed to open it and use it?

If time heals all wounds, how come bellybuttons don't fill in?

If work is so terrific, how come they have to pay you to do it?

Is a hot car cool or is a cool car hot?

Is a man full of wonder a wonderful man?

Is a ducks Hiney waterproof?

How can you hear yourself think?

How can you chop down a tree and then chop it up?

If Americans throw rice at weddings, do the Chinese throw hamburgers?

What's the difference between a wise man and a wise guy?

What would happen if an Irresistible Force met an Immovable Object?

If quizzes are quizzical then what are tests?

Where in the nursery rhyme does it say humpty dumpty is an egg?

Why do they say "getting my dog fixed" if afterwards it doesn't work anymore?

Why do you click on start to exit Microsoft Windows?

If there's an exception to every rule, is there an exception to that rule?

Is a sleeping bag a nap sack?

What do you call male ballerinas?

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Other Nonsensical and Rhetorical Questions

Why is the blackboard green?

On the periodic table, why do some elements have symbols with letters that aren't even in the word?

If you try to fail and succeed, what did you just do?

Is the opposite of "out of whack" "in whack"?

Why are toe nail clippers bigger than finger nail clippers when your toe nails are smaller than your finger nails?

If Practice makes perfect, and nobody's perfect, then why practice?

What's the opposite of opposite?

Why do we scrub Down and wash Up?

Can good looking Eskimo girls be called hot?

Why do people never say "it's only a game" when they're winning?

If somebody vanished without a trace, how do people know they are missing?

Can you sentence a homeless man to house arrest?

What do people in China call their good plates?

If you stole a pen from a bank is it a bank robbery?

Why are SOFTballs hard?

In France do people just ask for toast and get French toast? Do they have to ask for American toast?

What do you call a female daddy long legs?

Why is the word "dictionary" in the dictionary?

If an ambulance is on its way to save someone, and it runs someone over, does it stop to help them?

Why are they called stairs inside but steps outside?

If you mated a bull dog and a shitsu, would it be called a bullshit?

How fast do hotcakes sell?

How do they get those boats in those glass bottles?

Why is the name of the phobia for the fear of long words Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?

Why do British people never sound British when they sing?

Why is it that we have the weight of the world on our shoulders but we have to get it off our chests?

If you decide that you're indecisive, which one are you?

If an anarchist group attained political power, would they by principle have to dissolve their own government?

If Luke took a bath, would the water be lukewarm?

Why doesn't the glue in the bottle dry up?

Why do they call the angel of death an angel if all it does is bring pain and suffering?

How do you handcuff a one-armed man?

Can blind people be dyslexic when they read Braille?

Why do we say "bye bye" but not "hi hi"?

Why do we feel blue?

What color does a smurf feel when he is down?

What does OK actually mean?

If the universe is expanding, what is it expanding into?

If you were on a plane going the speed of sound and walked from the back of the plane to the front, would you be walking faster than the speed of sound?

Why are things typed up but written down?

Why do old men have hair in their ears?

If it is a 50 mph per hour wind and you drive your car at 50mph downwind, if you stick your head outside would you feel the wind?

If water spins clockwise when it drains in the northern hemisphere and water spins counterclockwise when it drains in the southern hemisphere...which way does it spin at the equator?

Have you ever thought what life would be like if your name was Anonymous? Can you get credit for everything nobody wanted credit for?

Do siamese twins pay for one ticket or two tickets when they go to movies and concerts?

If you are born on February 29 does that mean you age slower?

Why did Superman wear his briefs on the outside of his tights?

Do sheep get static cling when they rub against one another?

Is an alcoholic a drunk that's scared of a hangover?

Can anybody who has a job go in the "employees only" doors at restaurants?

Why are you IN a movie, but your ON TV?

If Sunday is the holy day of rest why do we have to get up and go to church?

If you drink Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?

If the weather man says "it's a 50% chance of rain" does that mean he has no idea if it's going to rain or not?

Why do they call him a Skipper when he just stands there?

If dessert before dinner ruins your appetite for dinner won’t eating dinner before dessert ruin your appetite for dessert?

When lightning strikes the ocean why don't all the fish die?

Why is it when we ask for the check in a restaurant they bring us a bill?

Why do birds bob their heads when they walk?

Do people with big eyes see at a wider range than people with smaller eyes?

What happens when you say “hi” to your friend on an airplane who's name is Jack?

Why are women and men's shoe sizes different?

Why isn't the word 'gullible' in the dictionary?

Why are there pictures of the sun wearing sunglasses when the purpose of sunglasses is to protect your eyes from the sun?

Does it really count in court when an atheist is sworn in under oath using a Bible?

How do they get the air inside the bubble wrap?

Can crop circles be square?

Can you blow a balloon up under water?

Why is it that when we are humming and then we plug our nose, our humming stops? Do people really hum through their nose, or their mouths?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on cool boxes?

Why do people say, "You've been working like a dog" when dogs just sit around all day?

Are children who use sign language allowed to talk with their mouth full?

If CD’s were spun in the opposite direction, would it say everything backwards?

What did cured ham actually have?

Why would Dodge make a car called Ram?

What do vegetarians feed their dogs?

How come you can kill a deer and put it on your wall but it's illegal to keep them as a pet?

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More Funny Nonsensical and Rhetorical Questions

If the day before a holiday is called Christmas Eve, is the day after Christmas Adam?

Do stuttering people stutter when they're thinking to themselves and does it take just as long?

Why do dogs walk around in circles before lying down?

Why do most people put more effort into their wedding than their actual marriage?

Why is it that on the back of a medicine bottle it says "adult" is 12 and above, but the adult age in reality is 18?

If there is a rule that states "i" before "e" except after "c", wouldn't "science" be spelled wrong?

If a candle factory burns down, does everyone just stand around and sing "Happy Birthday?"

If a mirror reverses right and left, why doesn't it reverse up and down?

If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did all the money go?

Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?

Why is it that only adults have difficulty with childproof bottles?

Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?

Why do people say PIN number when that truly means Personal Identification Number Number?

Why do people call it an ATM machine, but they know it's really saying Automated Teller Machine Machine?

Why get even, when you can get odd?

Why is a carrot more orange than an orange?

Why is it when we laugh in school the teachers say do you find something funny? When obviously we do?

Don't accept sweets from strangers, yet on Halloween, its encouraged! Why is that?

Just what was the "Baby On Board" sign for? Did it help us decide which car not to hit in case of an accident?

When a boy is named after his dad, he is called 'Junior,' but what do you call a girl that is named after her mother?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

If a bunch of cats jump on top of each other, is it still called a dog pile?

If you ate pasta and antipasta, would you still be hungry?

If you can wave a fan, and you can wave a club, can you wave a fan club?

If you can't drink and drive, why do bars have parking lots?

If you get into a taxi cab, and ask the driver to drive backwards to your destination, will the cab driver owe you money?

If you jog backwards, will you gain weight?

Why is Donkey Kong called "DONKEY" Kong if he's a monkey?

Why do we teach kids that violence is not the answer and then have them read about wars in school that solved problems?

Why is "number" abbreviated as "no"? When there is no "o" in number?

How come you pay extra to get something put on your hamburger but they don't take off the price if you get something taken off?

Did Noah have woodpeckers on the ark? If he did, where did he keep them?

What happens if your snot freezes in your nose?

Why does Donald Duck wear a towel when he comes out of the shower, when he doesn't usually wear any pants?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

Why doesn't the fattest man in the world become a hockey goalie?

If mars had earthquakes would they be called marsquakes?

Why do all superheroes wear spandex?

If something "goes without saying," why do people still say it?

Why is it when we talk to God we are praying, but when God talks to us we are put into the loony bin?

If heat rises, then shouldn't hell be cold?

Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

Can a stupid person be a smart-ass?

Can fat people go skinny-dipping?

How come you play at a recital, but recite at a play?

Why is chopsticks one of the easiest songs to play on the piano, but the hardest thing to eat with?

What happens if you put this side up face down while popping microwave popcorn?

Isn't it funny how the word 'politics' is made up of the words 'poli' meaning 'many' in Latin, and 'tics' as in 'bloodsucking creatures’?

Why is clear considered a color?

Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?

Have you ever noticed that if you rearranged the letters in mother in law, they come out as Woman Hitler?

It is illegal to park in a handicapped parking space do they clamp your pants or tow you away if you use a handicapped toilet?

Why did Yankee Doodle name the feather in his hat Macaroni?

What is the speed of dark?

When day breaks who fixes it?

When dog food is new and improved tasting, who tests it?

When night falls who picks it up?

If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

If athletes get athlete's foot, do astronauts get mistletoe?

If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight?

If everything is part of a whole, what is the whole part of?

If flowers don't talk back to you, are they mums?

Why does the last piece of ice always stick to the bottom of the cup?

If the sky is the limit, then what is space, over the limit?

What if you were to ask a genie to grant you more than three wishes for one of you wishes?

Are you telling the truth if you lie in bed?

Do the actors on Unsolved Mysteries ever get arrested because they look just like the criminal they are playing?

Are you breaking the law if you drive past those road signs that say "Do Not Pass"?

Is a lightning rod on top of church a lack of faith?

How come only your fingers and toes get wrinkly in water and nothing else does?

Is a female moth a myth?

A pack of gum says 10 calories per piece, is that amount for chewing it or for swallowing it?

Why do cats like to dig their paws into something before they lay down on it?

If a General is a higher ranking officer than a Major, then why is a major illness worse than a general illness?

Why is it called a soap opera when nobody sings?

What sound does a bunny make?

Is this bullshit or fertilizer?

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Wait! Here are some serious stuff about Nonsensical and Rhetorical Questions.

Are these rhetorical questions gone bad? So bad that they are called nonsense questions?

"Non-Sense" questions are after all the questions that don't make sense to us. The strange questions OTHER people ask!

Nonsense questions are not just any questions they have a sophisticated name called "nonsensical questions"!
An unshakable place in literature? I'm not sure but what I do know is that they are in-demand escape goats for overworked people and burnt out learners that are seeking for the lighter side of life!

Nonsensical Poets and Writers:

Roald Dahl, Lewis Caroll, Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Dr. Seuss and Colin West to name a few, have long since discovered the demand for nonsensical writing. A fun humorous twist of words for an over serious, stressed out world.

At Fun Stuff To Do we love rhetorical questions like we love naughty children! There is a playful, thought provoking, "I wonder why on earth..." fun and humorous side to anything RHETORICAL, NONSENSICAL or then STUPID as some may call it - poetry, literature, limericks, language, admit it they are fun!

What are Rhetorical Questions?

The proper definition and correct English usage of rhetorical questions:

Rhetorical questions imply their own answer; it’s a way of making a point.
Examples: “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?” “What business is it of yours?” “How did that idiot ever get elected?” “What is so rare as a day in June?” These aren’t questions in the usual sense, but statements in the form of a question.

Many people mistakenly suppose that nonsensical questions, or questions which cannot be answered, can be called rhetorical questions.
The following are not proper rhetorical questions:
“What was the best thing before sliced bread?” “If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?” “Who let the dogs out?”

Sometimes speakers ask questions so they can then proceed to answer them: “Do we have enough troops to win the war? It all depends on how you define victory.” The speaker is engaging in rhetoric, but the questions asked are not rhetorical questions in the technical sense. Instead this is mock-dialogue, with the speaker taking both roles of questioning and answering.

What is a Nonsensical Question?

The definition of a "nonsensical question" according to some fun brain is:
Break the word up:
nonsens(e)-: meaning- absurd, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, preposterous or ridiculous.
i-cal: as in "I Call" meaning I want to be answered/heard.
Now put this all together:
I call for answers about confusing things although they are laughable, idiotic and ridiculous!

The beauty of nonsensical questions is:

Every mom and dad on this earth receive ample questions like these from their young ones... or is it only from the young ones?
Some people just never grow up!
What comes after grow up? Grow old! So we'll keep it on the safe side!
We are enjoying the fun stuff in life, that's why all types of questions appeal to us!

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