Top 10 Dumbest Science Questions to Ask

This is a list of some of the stupidest science-related questions to ask science fanatics, or people in general

The Top Ten

1 If your parents are infertile, can they pass that trait on to you?

This is brilliantly dumb! Thanks for including it. - Powell

Death is also inherited. - Alkadikce

And two sperm and eggs mixed together ends up with this result. - Bolshoy_Brat

Dang it, I wasn't born, my traits are too infertile! - SpectralOwl

2 My girlfriend says she needs time and distance. Is she calculating velocity?

No; she has no direction, so she's just trying to get up to speed. - PetSounds

Asking that question makes it clear that you might not have great chemistry.

Yes if you add direction. - MrCoolC

No you just got dumped - Myuuu

3 Maybe the reason aliens haven't visited our solar system yet is because we only have 1 star? They'd probably only look for systems that received at least a 4 out of 5 stars rating, right?

If the Helliconia trilogy taught us anything, it's that more than one Sun throws its civilisations into a cycle of chaos. - PositronWildhawk

...This man is the greatest scientific genius of our time. Give him a medal. - mattstat716

4 Why is mercury a liquid at room temperature, but a solid when so close to the sun?

I think he lives on mercury... - mattstat716

Wow, this is truly dumb lmao

5 Is math related to science?

No. Math is obviously related to art. You have to draw lines at a 29 degree angle that slowly increments by 1 degree if you want to draw a hill and then-

This is a genuine quote by Katy Perry. Not kidding, look it up

No math is HELL I don't know about you guys who like math but I HATE it

Yes. Math is in fact used by scientists.

6 Women are 99% more likely to die during childbirth than men. Why hasn't modern medicine addressed this issue?

Transgender? Oh wait.

Hey that's a good question. Maybe they can address how to give weights to light-headed people next.
(sarcasm) - mattstat716

7 How come when I get hit by something going 100 mph I die but when I get hit by something going 299 792 458 m/s I live?

Haven't you heard of a difference between matter and energy? - SpectralOwl

The simple answer is momentum. - PositronWildhawk

One theory is that you get hit by light so fast that your organs do not have the time to properly react and get smushed. - styLIShT

8 Is water wet?

This can be taken a second way. (insert lennyface here)

No, my son, it’s rock solid.

9 If we share 50% of our DNA with bananas, and 1 in 4 people descend from Genghis Khan, does that mean Genghis Khan was 200% banana?

Just asking, where did u get these numbers from

10 Why is the sun out during the day when it's light, rather than at night when it's really needed?

The Contenders

11 In most countries water boils at 100°, but in the USA it doesn't boil until 212°. What's so different about American water?

That's so funny, LOL - Metal_Treasure

The answer is simply dumb systems put in place. - PositronWildhawk

12 When we use ad-block software that blocks 99.99% of ads, are we not just selecting only the strongest and most resistant ads to repopulate our internets?

Is this such a dumb question, or is it the next conspiracy to come true? - PositronWildhawk

Although this specific instance might not be possible. (If the creators don’t know what ads are blocked) the premise is actually correct natural selection can apply to non living things as well.

13 Is the Earth Flat?

Yes. It is a Pacman level and when you go out one side you come out of the other.

14 Can you only get Aids from people who have Aids?

This was actually asked by someone when I was at intermediate. - Powell

15 If Dwayne Johnson is studying his family history, is it called genealogy or geology?
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