Posted on Aug 20, 2009 by Tom Gilson
These are actual questions that have been posted at WikiAnswers.com. To be fair, I have got to believe some of these were typos, but they live on regardless. At the time I wrote this post, none of these had been answered at WikiAnswers.
Whoever wrote the questions in this first grouping apparently knows how to operate a computer and navigate the Internet. But when it comes to math, these questions were …
Too Tough For Me!
Whew! Those were hard! You’ll be glad to know I can provide answers to these:
No, sad to say, my width is not as short a distance as it used to be.
No, I don’t, and that’s my final answer.
The first three are 7, 14, 21, and the other one is 49.
You might want to consult Machiavelli on that one.
Hold the cylinder under the faucet, turn on the water …
About 34 1/2 standard-size Hershey’s Special Dark bars.
I don’t actually know the answer to this one but I think it’s probably related to the previous question.
Some questions have a definite theological connection:
See Isaiah 6:2-6 for a good example.
Why does this remind me of trying to explain the Trinity?
Wouldn’t you love to know the answer to these?
Some questions are just imponderable.
The problem with these is not “Too Much Information”
Math has a history
How many metric systems did they have to choose from?
I’ll give points to the first commenter who knows why I included this question in this category. I’ll give even more points to the first commenter who knows why there are at least two reasons to include this question in this category. (The answers I’m thinking of have nothing to do with monetary systems.) Points are redeemable for free visits to this website at your discretion (you must provide your own access to the Internet, however).
Distance, area, volume: who cares?
Yes, unfortunately I do. See my answer above to “Is your width always you shortest distance?”
Are all of those sides flat planes?
And finally, my three favorites:
You gotta love the direct approach there.
Do not see above.