The 20 Dumbest Questions on Yahoo Answers

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11. Cantaloupe Hunting

"I thought cantelope was an animal!? i always thought that a cantaloupe was that animal that has the horns and they live in Arizona and stuff, but i was shopping for groceries yesterday and i saw they had cantaloupe meat on sale. so i was like yeah sure i'll try it, but what i saw, wasn't a cantaloupe. it was some white and green fruit thing! whats up with this?"

The store is guilty of mislabeling. The term it was looking for is "jackalope"--which is a cross between a jackfruit and a manila envelope.

12. Hey, Babby

"How is babby formed????? how girl get pragnent?"

On the one hand, I kind of hope you never figure it out. On the other, maybe your parents don't know either--and it obviously didn't stop them.

13. An Academic Inquiry

"Why are there school? is a point to it?"

There are school so you can learn how is babby formed, silly.

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14. Canine Law

"Is it illegal to name a dog after a movie?"

Only if that movie is Air Bud 2. As a practical matter, though, you might want to avoid calling out to your pooch on a crowded bus if you decide to name it "Bang Bang You're Dead" or "I'm Going to Explode."

15. Lost in Space

"What is the best place to ask questions online? i mean, or there any QA forums like on yahoo or anything?"

Hmm...a forum-like place to ask questions on Yahoo. Nope, haven't heard of anything like that. But if you find something, be sure to let us know.

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16. Mathematical Matters

"Is there any possible way of making 2+2=5?"

The easiest way is to flip the positions of 4 and 5 on the number line. Another method is to use LSD (Least Sequential Denominators).

17. Sandwich Sensations

"Is it possible to feel like a sandwich?"

Sure. It's called LSD (Lettuce, Succotash, and Dill-pickle). It feels, like, weird...

18. About Those Drugs...

"How do you ask a question on yahoo answers?"

Hey, don't ask me. I'm still trying to find out if there's a forum-like place to pose questions there. Anyone? Anyone?

19. Spelling 101

"How do you spell government?"

Most of the time.

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20. Turtle Trouble

"I was bitten by a turtle when i was a young lad, can i still drink orange juice?"

This is why old lads should be barred from Yahoo Answers. Seriously--where do they come up with this stuff?

Additional Reading

In the land of the complete idiots, the halfwit is king. PCWorld has examined and documented evidence of this phenomenon from time to time, with remarkable scientific success. For further explorations of high-tech hijinx and online foolishness, consult these dispatches:

• "The 10 Dumbest Tech Products So Far" [slideshow]

• "10 Seriously Ridiculous Hacks" [slideshow]

• "Lame and Lamer: 10 Dumbest Viral Marketing Campaigns"

• "Straight to the Spam Folder: Astonishing E-Mail Messages You'll Never Open"

When not questioning his own sanity, Contributing Editor JR Raphael jokes around at eSarcasm , his geek humor getaway. You can keep up with him on Twitter: @jr_raphael .

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