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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

lose weight

why can't i

get a boner


get a girlfriend


get a job

why can't i make…


myself throw up

a snapchat

a new folder



in app purchases

eye contact

a decision

any friends

why can't i have…



a baby



a slice of that pie


nice things


why can't i buy…


gems in clash of clans

feral flare

anything on steam

health insurance


comics on comixology

a house



why can't i sell…

my zentorno

my car

on ebay

tf2 items

my car in gta 5

my house

my bifta

phot stock


on amazon

retrieved on 25-07-2014 from Google
how can i
make have buy sell

how can i…

keep from singing

make money

get taller

make money from home

lose weight

watch game of thrones

find my iphone

get pregnant

gain weight

how can i make…


money from home

my hair grow faster

money online

more money

my computer faster

money today

my hair grow

my hair thicker

my butt bigger

how can i have…


more energy

a boy

a baby

a lucid dream

a baby girl

2 instagram accounts

twins naturally

a flat stomach

a miscarriage

how can i buy…


a house


alibaba stock


a star

a home with bad credit

google glass


followers on instagram

how can i sell…

my car

my eggs

on amazon

my hair

my house fast

my soul

my timeshare

my car fast

my kidney

my wedding dress

retrieved on 25-07-2014 from Google
why is my
life body boyfriend girlfriend

why is my…

poop green

eye twitching

internet so slow

period late

computer so slow

pool cloudy

printer offline

mac so slow

hair falling out

iphone so slow

why is my life…

so hard

so boring

so miserable

so bad

so horrible


like this

so sad

a mess

so awesome

why is my body…





always hot

so hot

always cold

so tired

so sore

retaining water

why is my boyfriend…

so mean

so cute

so stupid

ignoring me

so jealous

a jerk

being distant

so hot

acting distant


why is my girlfriend…

mad at me

so emotional

so loose

so annoying

so clingy

so weird

always tired


always mad at me

acting different

retrieved on 25-07-2014 from Google
why isn't my
life body boyfriend girlfriend

why isn't my…

iphone charging

facetime working

imessage working

phone charging

wifi working

iphone turning on

iphone ringing

internet working

facetime connecting

ipod charging

why isn't my life…

going anywhere


like a movie

my life is not working

my life isn't exciting

like a situation comedy

my life isn't moving forward

my life isn't getting better

my life isn't perfect

like skins

why isn't my body…

burning fat

absorbing water

retaining water



absorbing iron

going into labor

absorbing vitamin d

losing weight


why isn't my boyfriend…

sexually attracted to me

talking to me

texting me back


texting me


romantic anymore


attracted to me


why isn't my girlfriend…


getting her period

sexually attracted to me

texting back

texting me back

getting pregnant

my girlfriend isn't talking to me

getting wet

ever in the mood

pregnant yet

retrieved on 25-07-2014 from Google
I don't understand
the why how who where

I don't understand…

i don't understand



in spanish

in french


in japanese

I don't understand the…


movie enemy


question and i won't respond to it


world cup

movie oculus

ending of edge of tomorrow


ending of lost

I don't understand why…

i don't understand why

i sleep all day

he likes me

in spanish

you like me

he loves me

you love me


I don't understand how…

i don't understand how

to lose weight

i feel

to kiss

to play 2048

to make out

the world cup works

to play watch dogs

twitter works

to use twitter

I don't understand who…

i am

i don't understand who's afraid of virginia woolf

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

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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 my wife

i'm fallin for you

i love you

i want to marry you

I think I…

wanna marry you

I think i'm turning japanese

love my wife

I think i'm fallin for you

love you

want to marry you

I think im pregnant

I think i'm in love

I think you…

i think you're swell

i think you're wonderful

i think you're a contra

i think you're freaky

i think you're crazy

i think your a nazi

i think you're cute

i think you're really cool vine

I think he…

likes me

loves me

took his wallet

i think he's the one

i think he's gay

likes me now what

likes me quiz

i think her name's debra

hates me

has a girlfriend

I think she…

likes me


i think she's the one


hung the moon beer

i think she's got it

hates me

I think people…

I think everybody…

should like everybody

tryna play me

i think everybody's weird

i think everyone is better than me

i think everyone is fake

i think everyone's out to get me

i think everyone hates me

i think everyone is trying to kill me

i think everyone talks about me

i think everyone is nathaniel

retrieved on 25-07-2014 from Google

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