Monday, October 11, 2010

Unanswerable Questions

The BBC recently reported that the search engine Ask Jeeves has a Top Ten list of unanswerable questions. Here they are:

1. What is the meaning of life?
2. Is there a God?
3. Do blondes have more fun?
4. What is the best diet?
5. Is there anybody out there?
6. Who is the most famous person in the world?
7. What is love?
8. What is the secret to happiness?
9. Did Tony Soprano die?
10. How long will I live?

Here are some possible answers that I Googled:

1. 42
2. Einstein says yes.
3. Charles Darwin thought not, but could not prove it.
4. Atkins and WeightWatchers says the Telegraph.
5. Pink Floyd.
6. God, Elvis, Michael Jackson and the Beatles.
7. A simple Buddhist guide to romantic happiness.
8. Tranquility and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness says Epicurus.
9. Yes. And no.
10. Find out for yourself, but don't expect to understand the answer.

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