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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…

sleep

poop

lose weight

get pregnant

cry

download apps

get hard

sleep at night

be happy

get a job


why can't i make…

friends

calls on my iphone

a psn account

calls

a genius bar appointment

myself throw up

money

eye contact

a decision

a new folder


why can't i have…

sex

a baby

you

fun

both

friends

nice things

her

it all


why can't i buy…

blood moon thresh

minecraft

anything on xbox one

anything on steam

bioshock 2 on steam

the interview on youtube

amazon echo

vc

from xur

games on steam


why can't i sell…

my adder

on ebay

my car in gta 5

tf2 items

on amazon

my house

my spinmetal

anything on steam

my car in gta

cars in gangstar vegas

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