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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

lose weight

download apps

get pregnant

cry

get wet

get a job

fall asleep

be happy

stop eating


why can't i make…

friends

calls

decisions

eye contact

a new folder

a fist

money

myself throw up

a playlist on apple music

up my mind


why can't i have…

sex

a baby

you

fun

friends

dreams

nice things

what i want

love


why can't i buy…

a confederate flag

mewtwo

a horse in eso

games on steam

my way on itunes

apps

anything on xbox one

cases in cs go

fireworks in gta


why can't i sell…

my adder

my house

my car in gta 5

on ebay

on amazon

cowhides

my car

the mesa

my mesa

tf2 items

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