In January 2015, Marshawn Lynch was threatened with a $500,000 fine by the NFL if he didn't make himself available for Super Bowl Media Day. He showed up, set a timer on his phone, answered 29 questions with some variation of "I'm here so I won't get fined," and left the podium within 5 minutes espn.com/nfl/playoffs/201โ€ฆ
The buzzers on "Jeopardy!" will lock contestants out for .25 seconds if they ring in before the host has finished the last syllable of the question. jeopardy.com/jbuzz/behindโ€ฆ
In the 20th century, the phrase "He never married" was a euphemism used by British obituary writers to imply that the deceased man in question was homosexual. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conโ€ฆ
In Sierra Leone, before getting a driver's license, you have to buy a board game called "The Drivers' Way" and play it at least once. The game involves rolling stoplight-themed dice and moving models of classic cars around a board, together with answering questions about the countryโ€™s road laws newsfeed.time.com/2013/10โ€ฆ
At a traditional Thai wedding, the groom's way to the ceremony is blocked by a series of "gates" (golden necklaces or belts) held up by bridesmaids and family members. Some can be passed with money, others require him to answer questions, and he may even need to yell out his love or sing a song thethailandlife.com/thai-โ€ฆ
Merv Griffin's wife, Julann came up with the format for Jeopardy! in response to the U.S. quiz show scandals of a few years earlier in 1963, when she proposed this idea to him: โ€œWell, why donโ€™t you give them the answers? And make people come up with the questions?โ€ smithsonianmag.com/arts-cโ€ฆ
The words you use when questioning witnesses greatly affects their answer. They showed study participants video of a car crash and asked them to estimate the speed. Their estimates got progressively larger when using the verbs contacted, hit, bumped, collided, smashed in the question. simplypsychology.org/loftโ€ฆ
Democritus (460-370 BCE), the ancient Greek philosopher, asked the question โ€œWhat is matter made of?โ€ and hypothesized that tangible matter is composed of tiny units that can be assembled and disassembled by various combinations. He called these units "atoms". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demโ€ฆ
For unspecified reasons, Bill Hader went uncredited for his role as Spamley in "Ralph Breaks the Internet." When asked about it, the producers played coy about the question as to why he was uncredited. screenrant.com/wreck-it-rโ€ฆ
After Super Bowl XIII a Steelers fan snuck into the team showers and then answered questions from reporters as if he was a player latimes.com/sports/nfl/laโ€ฆ
Biologists are still yet to confirm how baby eels are made. Much of their lifecycle has many questions. The general consensus is that adult eels migrate to the Sargasso Sea to spawn offspring, but only one adult eel has ever been found in open waters. Nobody has seen two eels mate. discovermagazine.com/planโ€ฆ
Banks have used security questions for over 100 years. In a 1906 speech, Baltimore banker William Hayden explained his bank requested new account holders' birthplace, residence, mother's maiden name, occupation and age for security measures to supplement signature records. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secโ€ฆ
That, in the Australian state of Queensland, the government places trivia questions periodically to keep drivers awake and aware. brisbanetimes.com.au/natiโ€ฆ
If you are being questioned by authorities in the US and you choose to remain silent in response to a specific question, that silence may itself be construed as evidence of guilt, unless you specifically state that you're invoking your right to remain silent under the 5th Amendment. scotusblog.com/case-filesโ€ฆ
In 1932, Mussolini described antisemitism as a "German vice" and stated that "There was 'no Jewish Question' in Italy and could not be one in a country with a healthy system of government." en.wikipedia.org/w/index.โ€ฆ
The Fermi Paradox seeks to answer the question of where the aliens are. Given that our star and Earth are part of a young planetary system - compared to the rest of the universe - alien civilizations have had more than enough time to develop interstellar travel and visit Earth by now. space.com/25325-fermi-parโ€ฆ
The first female American astronaut Sally Ride was a respected astrophysicist and a top athlete. However, before her flight, she fielded questions such as "Will the flight affect your reproductive organs?", "Do you weep when things go wrong?" and "Will you become a mother?" from the US media. people.com/archive/cover-โ€ฆ
Today I learned about Lady Wonder, a HORSE that many people believed had psychic abilities. Lady Wonder made predictions and answered questions over her 30 year career for over 150,000 people. She is credited with helping solve several crimes. huffpost.com/entry/lady-wโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Acinteyya (Unponderable), a Buddhist philosophical concept that describes certain questions, such as the origins of the cosmos and the concept of 'self', as inherently unsanswerable and beyond human comprehension, and thinking about them would only lead to confusion and suffering. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aciโ€ฆ
Cesar Chavez had a dog named Boycott who taught him "to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings." He said โ€œRacism, economic deprival, dog fighting and cock fighting, bullfighting, and rodeos are all cut from the same defective fabric: violence.โ€ vegnews.com/2018/3/did-yoโ€ฆ
During a 2000 celebrity edition episode of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire", comedian Norm MacDonald made it to the million dollar question, but passed on it to not risk it. However, his anwer was right. youtube.com/watch?v=4w-jxโ€ฆ
A poll once included the question "Have you ever been decapitated?" 4% of Americans answered yes. npr.org/transcripts
Mark Hamill visited a dying fan in the hospital and answered every question as Luke Skywalker because the fan couldn't tell reality from fiction anymore. hollywoodreporter.com/ampโ€ฆ
Jeopardy! was originally called "What's the Question" but a TV executive told Merv Griffin that the game show needed "more jeopardies." Griffin thought โ€œAll I could think of was the name: Goodbye Whatโ€™s the Question?, hello Jeopardy!โ€ mentalfloss.com/article/5โ€ฆ
Alan Turing volunteered during war and in the application form he answered a question that asked the applicant if they understood that by signing up they place themselves liable to military law as "No". No one noticed, he became a fine marksman and then got out by citing this technicality. spectator.co.uk/article/cโ€ฆ
During the Tower Commission testimony Ronald Reagan had a piece of instruction written for him by one of his aides. However, the president actually read the instruction aloud, saying that "If the question comes up at the Tower Board meeting, you might want to say that you were surprised.โ€. dailyhowler.com/dh061004.โ€ฆ
Today I learned about The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness; A study in which pairs of strangers were sat across each other, and given 36 questions to ask each other over a 45 minute period to see if they would fall in love. rd.com/list/arthur-aron-3โ€ฆ
The answer to a very commonly asked question: Why Is Caillou Bald? It is as simple as the fact the the tv show is based off of a children's book where he started off as a baby and as he grew up the publishers decided to keep him bald so that he would stay recognizable. distractify.com/p/why-is-โ€ฆ
A boy dying of an incurable illness wanted to meet Luke Skywalker (in character). His mental state devolved to the point where he did not realise Luke was fictional. Mark Hamill agreed to dress up in character and meet the boy. He spent hours answering questions. bestlifeonline.com/this-mโ€ฆ
The player depicted on the Heisman Trophy is actually former NYU player Ed Smith. He also had no idea he even modeled for the trophy until almost 50 years later when a reporter called to ask him questions about it. mentalfloss.com/article/2โ€ฆ
The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus contains Math Questions about Pyramids. E.g.: Find the height of a pyramid with a given slope and base length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhiโ€ฆ
Due to a 1700% increase in bank robberies during the Great Depression, the Texas Bankers Association created the Dead Bank Robbers Reward Program, paying $5000 to anyone who killed a robber during the crime, no questions asked. texascooppower.com/texas-โ€ฆ
A question mark superimposed onto an exclamation mark, often seen as ?!, is called an Interrobang. Martin K. Speckter is credited with inventing the mark in 1962 which made it the first new punctuation mark to have been introduced in 300 years 99percentinvisible.org/epโ€ฆ
The percontation mark โธฎ, sometimes called the 'irony mark', was a 16th-century suggestion for indicating a rhetorical question. Who knewโธฎ Could we have messed this up any moreโธฎ etc. mentalfloss.com/article/1โ€ฆ
4-year-olds about 200 to 300 questions every day. Warren Berger, the author of A More Beautiful Question, says kids pose a normal of 40,000 questions between the ages of 2 and 5. tinybop.com/blog/why-its-โ€ฆ
As production of Toy Story wrapped up in 1994, Pixar writer Andrew Stanton asked his coworker's during a brainstorming session, "What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn off the last robot?" 14 years later he answered his own question with the movie WALL-E in 2008. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WALโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Natasha Ryan, who went missing in 1998, Leonard Fraser was charged with murder. The prosecution said that he was not guilty as they found Ryan after raiding her boyfriend's home hiding in a cupboard in 2003. However, the trial continued with Ryan answering questions at her own murder trial en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natโ€ฆ
Today I learned about The Human Library, an international organization/movement started in 2000 and active in more than 80 countries where, instead of books you 'borrow' people. People with interesting and unique life stories volunteer to be the 'books' and share their experience and answer questions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theโ€ฆ
The idea we eat 8 spiders in our sleep each year being a myth created by Lisa Birgit Holst (anagram of this is a big troll) of PC Professional magazine as a show of myth spreading ease is itself a myth as neither the writer nor the issue in question ever existed historymatters.group.shefโ€ฆ
Because lotteries are illegal in Canada, companies tie the award to a game of skill, which is typically asking an elementary math question youtu.be/jOmnx-V1zBo
Today I learned of the Roman Cicero, who won an extortion case against a landowner named Verres by pointing out all the ways he corrupted the trial. Verres effectively fled the country before Cicero even presented his evidence of the extortion in question. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_โ€ฆ
In 1999, the mummified remains of a pregnant Hispanic woman were found in a drum in the crawl space of a house in NY. She was identified as Reyna Marroquรญn, a woman whoโ€™d vanished in 1969. Sheโ€™d had an affair with her employer. He killed himself before police could properly question him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murโ€ฆ
Nigerian scammers once convinced a Brazilian bank to send them $242 million over the course of three years to "invest" in the profits of a new airport. The airport in question never actually existed. pulse.ng/gist/how-emmanueโ€ฆ
Apatheism is the belief that if a god exists, or not, it does not matter, because the effect is the same. Therefore there is no point engaging in worship or even positing the question of existence of the god at all. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apaโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Thought-Terminating Clichรฉs - a type of logical fallacy that employs the loaded language of a well known phrase or saying that offers seemingly simple solutions to complex questions for the sole purpose of shutting down further debate by diminishing critical thinking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoโ€ฆ
Joyce Brothers, a pioneer of "pop psychology", first got the opportunity to have her own psychological columms by becoming famous through winning the top prize on the game show The $64,000 Question. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195โ€ฆ
Scientists partially revived disembodied brains of pigs four hours after they were killed. The experiments did not restore consciousness, but raised questions about the nature of death itself. โ€œFor most of human history, death was very simpleโ€ but โ€Now, we have to question what is irreversible.โ€ nature.com/articles/d4158โ€ฆ
[] A "Who wants to be a millionaire" contestant, Charles Ingram cheated his way to the 1 Million British Pound question by using a trick. The production team discovered that whenever Ingram read out an answer that was correct, an accomplice from the audience would make a coughing sound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaโ€ฆ
In a 1999 episode of Hollywood Squares the contestants got so many questions wrong that the episode only lasted a single round, to the point Gilbert Gottfried began berating them. youtu.be/iFMaPUtCi9o

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