It’s ‘ask a stupid question’ day

No really, it is. It all started back in the 1980s when schoolteachers realized that many kids were put off asking questions in class in case their peers thought they were stupid.

The teachers wanted to change this and thus developed a special day when students could ask those questions. Although I like to use the word ‘silly, rather than ‘stupid’.

So, in honor of the day, here we go:

  1. Do they have July 4th in England?
  2. How many months have 28 days?
  3. Can a man living in the USA be buried in Canada?
  4. In Florida law, can a man marry his widow’s sister?
  5. How many animals of each sex did Moses take onto the Ark?
  6. How many 2 cent stamps are there in a dozen?
  7. How many birthdays does the average person have?
  8. What was the president’s name in 1987?
  9. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on earth?
  10. Why are 1999 dollar bills worth more than 1994 dollar bills?
  11. It it true that in Florida you can’t take a photograph of a man with a wooden leg?
  12. How is it possible that a woman in Florida married ten men yet she was never divorced, never a widow and committed no crime?
  13. During which year in the twentieth century did Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall in the same year?
  14. Divide 30 by ½ and add 10. What is the answer?

That little quiz is best done after about two or three drinks in to happy hour, I think. Here are the answers:

  1. Yes, it’s the day after July 3rd and the one before July 5th
  2. They all do
  3. Burials of living men are not allowed
  4. Unlikely because if he has a widow, he is no longer in a position to marry anyone
  5. None. Moses had an Ark?
  6. Twelve – a dozen
  7. Just the one – unless you are the Queen of England and have an official birthday too
  8. Barack Obama’s name in 1987 was Barack Obama
  9. Even undiscovered, Mount Everest, of course
  10. Dollars, pounds, euros … 1999 is always worth 5 more than 1994.
  11. Actually, it’s impossible, you can’t take a photograph with a wooden leg – you’d need a camera
  12. She was a notary
  13. Every year, every century
  14. 70. Use a calculator if you don’t believe me

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