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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…



lose weight

get pregnant


send imessages

get hard

sleep at night

get a job

stop eating

why can't i make…


myself throw up




calls on my iphone

a psn account

eye contact

in app purchases

phone calls

why can't i have…


a baby





it all

nice things


why can't i buy…

bioshock 2 on steam

advanced supply drops


cube world

anything on xbox one


the interview on youtube

anything on steam

blood moon thresh

games on steam

why can't i sell…

my adder

my car in gta 5

my house

my mesa

cars in gangstar vegas

my car in gta

my chroma case

on amazon

anything on steam

on ebay

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