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The world is in trouble

Here are just a few of the important questions people are asking. Yes, it has come to this.

Questions like "Why can't I sell my kidney?" and "How can I keep from singing?" shake my faith. Deeply.

Zeitgeist Sampling

General Issues

How could I ask for more?

How do people do extreme couponing?

How can I sell my soul?

Who can I sue?

Why can't I hold all these limes?

Why can't I sell my kidney?

Why don't people like me?

Why do people hear voices in their head?

Why do I always feel like murdering everyone?

Why do I never see baby pigeons?

I don't understand how Lost ended.

I don't understand where I went wrong.

What's up with the World

Is the world really flat?

is the world being controlled by aliens?

Has the world gone mad or is it me?

What in the world is god doing?

How in the world can a poor man eat?

Who in the world am I, ah that's the great puzzle.

Will the world be a better place without religion?

What do people see when they close their eyes?

Why do I always see the same time on the clock?

Limits & Desires

I need to poop.

Why can't I make myself vomit?

Where can I find Chuck Norris?

What happens if I make a formal commitment to Satan?

Love & Heart

What is my husband doing online?

Is my wife right?

Will my girlfriend get fat?

How can my son get out of a gang?

Why isn't my girlfriend affectionate?

Why is my boyfriend so insecure?

Why is my girlfriend so emotional?

Why isn't my boyfriend romantic?


Can money make me happy?

How do I finance an engagement ring?

How do I cheat at poker?

Career & Education

Is my job redundant?

Is my boss reading my email?

Can my job be given to someone else?

Should I study or sleep?


Is my doctor useless?

Is my body hair normal?

My head is full of pretty lumps.

How do I heal a broken heart?

Why is my poop green?

Sizes & Extremes

What is the smallest unit of life?

What was the most common form of sacrifice in Aztec society?

Who is the most powerful Jedi?

Where is the hardest part of your head?

Religion & Faith

What will heaven be like?

Is faith a gift from god?

Is god an alien?

Can Jesus microwave a burrito?

Can I pray with my eyes open?

Should I pray for a husband?

World's Most Popular Questions — Today's Zeitgeist

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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

What we know defines us as much as what we ask. Let's look at who we are.

Modern Look at Questions, Old Yet Ever New

Using Google's autocomplete feature, which suggests the most similar searches to the one you have entered, you can discover a great deal about what kind of Google searches people perform.

This process yields insight into the zeitgeist of thoughts, interests and problems of the population.

Specifically, if you apply the autocomplete to words that start a question, you can discover the most popular questions of the time. Systematically constructing a question, term by term, can reveal very entertaining, if alarming, patterns.

To visualize a comparison between suggestions for two terms, use Web Seer.

Questions and Statements

While most of the phrases listed here are questions, some are statements (see Limits & Desires, e.g. I need to vent.).


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

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!

why can't i
make have buy sell

why can't i…


get pregnant


why can't i

lose weight

download itunes

get a girlfriend

get a job


find a job

why can't i make…


myself throw up

a new folder


phone calls


in app purchases

up my mind

calls on my iphone

a fence in minecraft

why can't i have…



a castle


a bowel movement


a boyfriend



why can't i buy…



an iphone 6

gems on clash of clans

anything on steam



anything on steam market


alibaba stock

why can't i sell…

my adder

on ebay

my car

my car in gta

my car in gta 5

my car in gta online

my zentorno

my elegy

my bifta

tf2 items

retrieved on 31-10-2014 from Google
how can i
make have buy sell

how can i…

keep from singing

make money

lose weight fast

lose weight

find my iphone

how can it be

ease the pain

make money from home

how can i make…


money from home

money online

my butt bigger

my computer faster

my facebook private

my water break

my boobs bigger


my internet faster

how can i have…


a miscarriage

a miscarriage at home

a boy

a baby

a girl

twins naturally

2 instagram accounts

an abortion at home

good dreams

how can i buy…


alibaba stock

a house


a house with bad credit

iphone 6

a monkey

apple stock


a star

how can i sell…

my car

my eggs

my car fast

my kidney

my timeshare

my hair

my soul to the devil

my testicle

on ebay

my house fast

retrieved on 31-10-2014 from Google
why is my
life body boyfriend girlfriend

why is my…

eye twitching

internet so slow

poop green

period late

hair falling out

tongue white

computer so slow

mac so slow

printer offline

iphone so slow

why is my life…

so hard

so boring

so bad


so empty

so sad

so difficult

such a mess

like this

a mess

why is my body…


so itchy


always hot

so tired

so hot

so sore

always cold

always sore


why is my boyfriend…

ignoring me

so mean to me

acting distant

so cute

a jerk


so hot

so jealous

so stupid

so boring

why is my girlfriend…

so jealous

so clingy

always tired

mean to me

so fat

so insecure

being distant

so annoying

so moody

mad at me

retrieved on 31-10-2014 from Google
why isn't my
life body boyfriend girlfriend

why isn't my…

iphone charging

imessage working

wifi working

hair growing

facetime working

phone charging

iphone turning on

iphone connecting to wifi

iphone ringing

iphone 5 charging

why isn't my life…

like a movie

going anywhere

working out

like a situation comedy


my life is not working

my life isn't exciting

my life isn't interesting

my life isn't moving forward

my life isn't getting better

why isn't my body…

absorbing vitamin b12


burning fat

producing enough progesterone

absorbing vitamin d

losing weight

absorbing iron

going into labor

digesting food properly

making blood

why isn't my boyfriend…

talking to me

sexually attracted to me


texting me

calling me

texting me back



attracted to me anymore

sleeping with me

why isn't my girlfriend…

talking to me


getting pregnant

texting back

texting me

getting her period

texting me back

getting wet

my girlfriend isn't sexually attracted to me

ever in the mood

retrieved on 31-10-2014 from Google
I don't understand
the why how who where

I don't understand…

i don't understand

in spanish



the leftovers

in french

in japanese


in german

I don't understand the…


ice bucket challenge

movie enemy

question and i won't respond to it



ending of lost


movie under the skin


I don't understand why…

i don't understand why

i sleep all day

in spanish

he loves me

you like me

im here

im sad

he likes me

im alive

I don't understand how…

i don't understand how

to play destiny

to kiss

icloud works

to dance

twitter works

you're number one

you're number 1

i feel

to use snapchat

I don't understand who…

i am

i don't understand that reference

i don't understand that's what she said jokes

i don't understand

i don't understand dr who

I don't understand where…

i'm sorry all of this is coming from

retrieved on 31-10-2014 from Google
I think
I you he she people everybody

I think…

therefore i am

we're alone now

i wanna marry you

i'm turning japanese

i love you

i love my wife

im pregnant

i found my berries

I think I…

wanna marry you

I think i'm turning japanese

love you

love my wife

I think im pregnant

found my berries

I think i'm fallin for you

I think it's going to rain today

I think you…

i think you're swell

i think your crazy


i think you're a contra

i think you're really cool vine

i think you're a nazi

I think he…

likes me

loves me

i think he's cheating

i think he's the one

i think he's gay

likes me quiz

hates me

likes me now what

i think he's mad at me

loves me quiz

I think she…

likes me



i think she's hungry wow

was afraid to love sometimes

knows interlude

is cheating


I think people…

I think everybody…

should like everybody

i think everyone hates me

i think everyone likes me

i think everyone is gay

i think everyone is judging me

i think everyone's out to get me

i think everyone is talking about me

i think everyone is fake

i think everyone is trying to kill me

retrieved on 31-10-2014 from Google

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