Quora is a website where one put questions up for the community to respond. The queries posted range from the mundane to the absurd. Often reflecting the personality behind the question posed, some do get one to put on the thinking hat, others simple amuse and some do surprise. Here is a list of top 10 weird questions put on the knowledge sharing website that in all probability had even the ‘Quora’ response team flabbergasted.
10. Am I an elitist to think that most people are stupid? Or am I just too smart?
Smacking of arrogance, this question expects people reading it to think and compare. At the outset it appears to be a perfectly logical question but which fool would think up that most people on the planet are stupid. Living in a fool’s paradise, the one who has posed the question is weird enough to mock himself.
9. What does it feel like to be a CEO of a start-up company?
On the surface it does appear to be a very innocent and sensible query but for a CEO burning the mid-nights oil to keep his start-up company afloat, the question would simply frustrate. Being one of the busiest persons on earth, arranging finances, expanding businesses, keeping a check on cash – revenue flows and much more. In it all even replying to a query as to how does it feel, would have the tied up CEO pulling out his hair and run naked into the street shouting ‘Eureka Eureka’.
8. Where is God?
A scientist looking for empirical evidence would deny existence of God, a believer would see him in everything but for most of us ordinary people, God is somewhere there out in Siberia. Looking at a map, sure enough everyone can draw a route to Siberia but ironically, nobody willingly wants to go there.
7. If I smell a fart, does that mean someone’s butt particles are in my nose?
Oddly enough the question itself does have the answer in it. No matter how much one would want to deny that the highly offensive odour that has got to a stiff nose has actually passed through someone’s alimentary canal and has been passed out through a butt before targeting anybody in the firing zone.
6. A seagull pooped on my face. What should I do?
Not eat it for sure. The situation may be just a fictional one but it is enough to give the dirty feeling and the dirty look on anybody confronted with a question like that. With seagull poop on ones face, run for cover and wash up for wiping it ones hands would only spread it over the entire face.
5. If aliens from outer space landed in San Francisco, what should be the first thing I do?
Pick up the phone and track down Steven Spielberg to find out what score was the filmmaker settling with San Francisco residents by letting lose Jurassic type creates in the neighbourhood.
4. Who would win in a fight between Aristotle and Plato?
While Plato would look up into the heavens and swear by the republic, Aristotle would have his disciple ‘Alexander the Great’ fight his battle to uphold the victory of empirical observation and experience over metaphysics. The two great philosophers would never agree and the fight would only end in a stalemate.
3. What does it feel like to eat and poop at the same time?
Not many may have tried it for both the activities need a space of their own for completing the job. Eating while pooping would only be possible for someone who has lost his sense of smell. Anybody alive to the sense of smell would have god and devil before him who would not permit him to eat and poop at the same time.
2. What are the best stories about people randomly meeting Steve Jobs?
Best stories about people randomly meeting Steve Jobs is about him being questioned for violating the patent for Apple, something Adam and Eve had used as free software but Isaac Newton had gone ahead and patented it in gravity.
1. Wealth: What is the easiest way for a girl to marry into money?
You and me, both know the answer, it is weird enough to even ask such a question. Yes, there are girls walking on the surface of this planet who would marry rich (whether he is ugly, rude, unfaithful or what not) guys without thinking for a moment. But, can someone so weird (and fool of the highest kind to have asked this question on Quora) really manage to marry into money? Not unless she is Gwyneth Paltrow or Monica Belucci.