35 Questions That Are So Dumb They Left People Stunned

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Some people seem to say some of the most obvious things just so that they have something to say. Others believe certain limited theories about the world must be absolutely true and refute any other possibilities beyond the point of silliness. It can be both annoying and amazing to deal with such stupidity. They say, ‘ignorance is bliss’ but when you encounter it how do you react?

Some people follow the advice of the proverb, “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference” while others choose to fight fire with fire as seen below. Scroll to check out some hilarious examples found on a Quora thread that people shared about being pushed to their limits by someone asking them the dumbest of questions.

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#1 Once, at my shop, I stood with my register open, counting a fistful of 50-dollar notes in my hand, when a woman came up and asked me if I worked there. I looked at her, then at the money, then at the open cash drawer, and said, ‘Nah, mate. I’m just robbing the till.’

Image source: Leigh L., Polina Tankilevitch/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#2 A true story from a forgotten backwater of Donegal:

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“Hey, Graeme, are you coming to church on Sunday?”
“No, I’m an atheist.”
“It’s ok. Being a Protestant doesn’t matter. We’re very welcoming.”
“I’m not a Protestant, I’m an atheist.”
“Are you Jewish?”
“No, I’m not Jewish, I’m an atheist.”
“What do you mean?”
“An atheist is someone who doesn’t believe in gods.”
“No it isn’t.”
“It kinda is.”
“No you’re wrong there, you can be an atheist and believe in God.”

Me: stunned silence.

#3 I got onto an elevator on the fifth floor, which already had people who had boarded on the sixth floor. I pressed the button for the third floor and observed that the button for the second floor was also pressed. As soon as the third floor came and I started to get out, a girl piped up, ‘Why, that’s so unfair. I got into the elevator before her! Shouldn’t I be dropped off first?’

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#4 Can you get infected from the virus on your computer?

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#5 When I was a waitress at Buffalo Wild Wings, a woman once asked, ‘What part of the buffalo do the Buffalo wings come from?’

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#6 Idiot: Your name is “Roses?” Like the flowers?
Me: No, as in “Guns n’.”

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#7 I come from the southern hemisphere, so it is Summer in December.

I told this to my friend in the US, and he immediately asked, “Wow, so you guys celebrate Christmas in June”?

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#8 *On arrival at a new school*

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Girl – So, where are you from?

Me – Nigeria

Girl – Where’s that?

Me – It’s a country in Africa

Girl – No, Africa is a country

Me – I’m sure it’s a continent

Girl – No, Nigeria must be a town in Africa

Another girl – He must be confused

#9 How come chicken breasts don’t have nipples?

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#10 As an Australian traveling overseas, I’ve been asked: ‘Do you carry a stick everywhere you go to fight off the snakes?’ ‘Oh, you’re from Australia? Do you know my niece in New Zealand?’ and ‘How many miles is it from where you live to Sydney? No, not miles, liters. How many liters is it?’

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And when someone I met in a foreign country found out I was Australian, she said, ‘Why don’t you sound like Hulk Hogan?’ I didn’t know how to react to this because I had no idea why she would think I would sound like The Hulkster. I was wracking my brain trying to work out what had connected me to the former World Heavyweight champion. Finally, I said, ‘Why do you think I should sound like Hulk Hogan?’ She said, ‘Because he’s such a famous Aussie.’ We then had a brief argument about the nationality of Hulk Hogan. You may have already made the connection, but it took me ages to realize she was talking about Paul Hogan, aka Crocodile Dundee

#11 Girl: OMG, are you a muslim?
Me: Yes
Girl: that’s cool, can you say something in muslim?

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#12 A lady in Japan: “Do Indians have a shower in their houses or do you bathe in the Ganges everyday?”

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#13 Do you have planes in your country? Nope I rowed from half way across the world.

Image source: Vinati Singh , SevenStorm JUHASZIMRUS/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#14 I had a student email me to ask how to convert years into centuries

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#15 I was working in the emergency department when I received this call from a frantic mother: ‘My toddler just drank out of the dog’s water bowl! What should I do?’ I told her: ‘Give the dog some more water.’

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#16 My sister was adopted from Korea. She was only about 10 weeks old — an almost newborn infant — when she came home to us. Several people asked me at the time, ‘So does she speak Korean?’ or ‘Does she have an accent?’

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#17 I can remember being asked by a close friend at the time, “How can you be so nice when you don’t believe in God?”

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#18 Getting into the elevator on the 6th floor of a 6 floor building….

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Them: “Going down?”
Me: “No, I plan to shoot right out of the roof! Wanna join me?”

We both had a good laugh and it was said with a smile.

#19 Answering a call at my home:

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Me: Hello?
Friend: Hey dude, where are you?
Me: At pizza hut, I took the landline with me….

#20 As I’m Greek, I’ve been asked, ‘So…do you believe in Greek gods like Zeus and stuff?’

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#21 Q: People in Asian countries are so damn skinny and there are so many obese people in America, so why doesn’t the Earth tilt towards the west because of all the extra weight in the west?

A: Silence.

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#22 One of my aunts asked about what I do, so I told her that after completing my electronics engineering degree, I started working in a chip-designing company. After a pause, she asked: ‘What are your most popular flavors? Are the chips as good as Lay’s?’

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#23 What is the correct spelling… Iran or Iraq?

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#24 A teacher, soon after I arrived in the US: ‘How long have you been here?’ Me: ‘A week.’ Teacher: ‘How did you learn English so fast?!’

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#25 Shopkeeper: ‘I will get you a 30% discount on this.’ My friend: ‘If I buy two, I will get it at 60% off, right?’

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#26 When I told a girl that I have a twin, she asked, ‘So, do you, like, have the same birthday?’

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#27 This friend of mine said, ‘I don’t think I’d understand Fantastic 4. I haven’t seen Fantastic 1, 2, and 3.’

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#28 My friend after watching Batman Begins… ” Dude, who is this Gotham they keep talking about all the time ? “

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#29 ‘Do you have internet in Indonesia?’ — and it was asked by email

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#30 When I worked at Disney world one summer I was asked this question at least 10 times every day:”when is the 6 pm parade” I learned to smile and politely say,”6pm”

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#31 My friend, upon seeing a Jaguar car: ‘So now PUMA has started manufacturing cars, too?’

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#32 After telling a friend I am a psychology major, she said, ‘Great. Can you tell me what I’m thinking right now?’

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#33 While visiting Vietnam: “Look, that’s the moon. Do you have it back in France?”

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#34 I wasn’t asked this but, I overheard this in a bus, in Vancouver.

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Guy – I’ve been to India, twice!

Girl – That’s so cool. Where?

Guy – Tibet and Nepal.

#35 ‘So will the website you build for us work on Internet explorer and Godzilla both?’

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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