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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…



download apps

download apps on my iphone

download apps on my phone

lose weight

get pregnant



go live on facebook

why can't i make…


beds in fallout 4


polls on twitter

myself throw up


eye contact

a fist

in app purchases

comments on facebook

why can't i have…

an orgasm



a baby



nice things



why can't i buy…


adele 25 on itunes


fifa points

25 on itunes

a gun

chromecast on amazon

anything on steam

adele on itunes

music on itunes

why can't i sell…

my car in gta 5

my house

my adder

my tickets on ticketmaster

bca pins

on ebay

on amazon

my car in gta

my car

items on steam

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