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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

download apps

get pregnant

cry

get wet

get a job

play agar.io

be happy


why can't i make…

friends

decisions

calls

a fist

money

a playlist on apple music

eye contact

phone calls

my instagram private

a new folder


why can't i have…

sex

a baby

you

fun

friends

dreams

this

nice things

a bowel movement


why can't i buy…

a confederate flag

minecraft

anything on steam

cube world

a horse in eso

ekko

a gun

my way on itunes

a wow token

apps


why can't i sell…

my adder

my house

my car in gta 5

on ebay

on amazon

cowhides

the mesa

my mesa

my entity

tf2 items

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