25 Answers To Hard Questions You Never Asked

Just because you never thought of a question, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have an answer. Woah, does that even make sense? The answer is that it does. But you never even thought of asking whether a statement you hadn’t thought of made sense did you? But the answer to the question you never thought of was yes. Is your mind being blown right now? Does your brain hurt? It should. And it’s about to hurt a lot more. Most of the questions on this list are based on science (and not on wordplay/philosophy as you just saw). The thing is that you probably never even thought to ask most of these questions. Maybe some of you did, but it takes a special level of nerdiness and introspection to actually come up with some of these questions.

For example, if during the middle of the Titanic’s voyage, right before it struck the iceberg, you instantaneously removed all of the water in the ocean, how long would it take the Titanic to hit the bottom of the ocean. In other words, how long would it take the Titanic to free fall to the bottom of the ocean if the ocean suddenly disappeared? Get ready for some more of the same. These are 25 answers to hard questions you never asked!

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Could someone do an actual "bullet catch"?

Could someone do an actual "bullet catch"?Source: What If? by Randall Munroe, Image: pixabay

Although this is famously done in magic tricks, it is theoretically possible, especially if you were significantly higher than the shooter (in elevation) and you caught the bullet at the apex of its journey.

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What is the farthest any man-made object has traveled?

What is the farthest any man-made object has traveled?Source: What If? by Randall Munroe, Image: wikipedia

Using the sun as a frame of reference, this would probably be the earliest human tools (the first man-made objects). Made over 2 million years ago, they have traveled nearly 250 light years (because the Earth is orbiting the sun).

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What if the Atlantic Ocean disappeared and the Titanic fell instead of sank...how long would it take to reach the bottom?

What if the Atlantic Ocean disappeared and the Titanic fell instead of sank...how long would it take to reach the bottom?Source: reddit, Image: wikipedia

About 30 seconds.

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Would the energy expended to build the pyramids be enough to get to the moon?

Would the energy expended to build the pyramids be enough to get to the moon?Source: What If? by Randall Munroe, Image: wikipedia

No, the fuel in a Saturn V rocket contains enough energy to stack about 20 pyramids on top of each other.

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Could wind cause raindrops to break your windshield?

Could wind cause raindrops to break your windshield?Image: wikipedia

It might sound like it if you’ve ever driven through hard rain, but assuming average size raindrops, they would have to be traveling at about the speed of sound to break your windshield. Luckily, neither them, nor you are anywhere near that speed.



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