Philosophical Questions


Philosophical Questions List

101 Philosophical questions to ask people, your friends or someone you know....

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Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they know there is not enough?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilised needles for death by lethal injection?

Whose idea was it to put an “S” in the word “lisp”?

What is the speed of darkness?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

If it’s true that we are here to help others, what are the others doing here?

If someone with a split personality threatens to commit suicide, is it a hostage situation?

What level of importance must a person have, before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered

Philosophical Questions to Ask Someone

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilised needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a gun at him?

Are there specially reserved parking spaces for non-disabled people at The Special Olympics?

If you send someone 'Styrofoam', how do you pack it?

If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

If it's true that we are here to help others, what are the others doing here?

Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?

If someone with a split personality threatens to commit suicide, is it a hostage situation?

Really Philosophical Questions

If the "black box" survives every plane crash, why not make the entire plane out of that stuff?

If the universe is everything, and scientists say that the universe is expanding, what is it expanding into?

Instead of talking to your plants, if you yell at them would they still grow, only to be troubled and insecure?

Isn't it a little scary that a doctor's work is called practice?

Should crematoriums give discounts for burn victims?

Shouldn't it be called a "near hit" rather than a "near miss"?

There are 24 hours in a day, and 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?

What hair color do they put on the driver's license of a bald man?

What is a free gift? Aren't all gifts free?

When you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?

Whose cruel idea was it for the word "lisp" to have an "s" in it?

Why is there an eject button on the VCR remote? Don't you have to get up to get to the tape?

Why are builders afraid to have a 13th floor but book publishers aren't afraid to have a Chapter 11?

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?



Philosophical Questions to Ponder

Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?

Why do they call them "apartments" when they are all stuck together?

Why do "tug" boats push their barges?

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game", when we are already there?

Why do people without a watch look at their wrist when you ask them what time it is?

Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?

Why do we say things "go off" when they are actually turning on?

Why does flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?

Why don't you ever see baby crows or pigeons?

Why is it building "buildings", shouldn't they be called a "built" when completed?

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

Why is it called "after dark", when it is really after light?

Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?

Why is lemon juice mostly artificial ingredients but dishwashing liquid contains real lemons?

Why is Mickey Mouse bigger than his dog Pluto?

Why is there only one commission that determines monopolies?

Why do banks charge you a "non-sufficient funds fee" on money they know you don't have?

What's another word for thesaurus? What's another word for synonym?

What is the speed of dark?

What do you do when you discover and an endangered animal that only eats endangered plants?

Why are there Braille signs on drive-up ATM's?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Philosophical Questions to Ask Friends

Did Adam and Eve have navels?

Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you?

But when you take him in a car, he sticks his head out the window!

Do one legged ducks swim in circles?

Do atheists get insurance for acts of God?

Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?

Does anybody ever vanish with a trace?

How come Superman could stop bullets with his chest, but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him?

How come you press harder on a remote control when you know the battery is dead?

How does a shelf salesman keep his store from looking empty?

How fast do you have to go to keep up with the sun so you're never in darkness?


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