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World's Most Popular Questions—Today's Interrogative Zeitgeist

Man's Earliest (and Toughest) Questions

Even before we explored outside our caves, mankind has been plagued by unanswerable questions.

How do I heal a broken heart?

Why do I never see baby pigeons?

I don't understand how Lost ended.

You may notice that the third example isn't phrased as a question—it's what makes it so hard to answer.

What we know defines us as much as what we ask. So let's look at who we are, shall we?

Modern Look at Questions, Old Yet Ever New

The most popular questions are collected daily using Google's autocomplete feature. Autocomplete lists popular search queries that begin with your entry.

What are people looking to sell? What do people want to have, but can't? Autocomplete suggests an answer, in the form of a question!

While most autocompleted phrases are questions, a few are statements (see Limits & Desires, e.g. I need to vent.).

Why Can't I?

Below are combinations of the terms why can't I with the words make, have, buy and sell.

why can't i
make have buy sell

why can't i…

poop

sleep

lose weight

cry

get pregnant

pee

focus

be happy

burp

get a job


why can't i make…

friends

decisions

calls

phone calls

myself throw up

eye contact

a fist

money

in app purchases

this my home xbox


why can't i have…

sex

you

a baby

an orgasam

fun

friends

her

a bowel movement

both


why can't i buy…

formation on itunes

minecraft

life of pablo

guns in gta 5

music on itunes

the lion king

a gun

tlop

mafia 2

rp


why can't i sell…

my house

on ebay

my tickets on ticketmaster

my adder

my stock

fish black desert

oak logs

my kidney

my car

things on steam

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