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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…



get pregnant

lose weight

download apps


update my apps

download itunes

get a job


why can't i make…


calls on my iphone

myself throw up


a genius bar appointment

a new folder

eye contact


a decision

a cod account

why can't i have…



a baby



nice things

a castle

an organism

a boyfriend

why can't i buy…


gems on clash of clans

amazon echo

vc on 2k15

a gun

blood moon thresh


cars in racing rivals


san andreas on steam

why can't i sell…

on ebay

my car in gta 5

my adder

my house

on amazon

my tf2 items

players on madden mobile

dvds on amazon

players on fifa 15

my car in gta online

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