Questions To Ask Of Random People

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So there are several things that surprise us about people, and perhaps there are questions we could/should ask random people.

Wondering if I can persuade some psychology student ...

And the questions here are not all of equal merit, or in the same style. Nevertheless, it would be interesting to correlate the results. Perhaps we could go for a PCA of the result and try to identify different academic spheres.

  • Broadly speaking, does the Earth go round the Sun, or does the Sun go round the Earth?
    • How long does it take?
  • Please read this aloud: 164,243
  • If I let go of a pencil on the Moon, what will happen?
    • If it floats away, why didn't the astronauts also float away?
  • Here's a lump of wood - where did the raw materials to make it mostly come from?
  • What is meant by $2\frac{1}{3}$ ?
  • Which hamburger is bigger, $\frac{1}{4}$-pounder or $\frac{1}{3}$-pounder
  • What is $\frac{3}{4}+\frac{1}{2}$ ?
  • What is warmer, $-5°$ or $-6°$ ?
  • Is Lapland a real place?
  • Is Timbuktu a real place?
  • Are seahorses mythological creatures?
  • What is the Uffizi?
  • What is Guernica?
  • How many centimetres in a metre?
  • What is air made of?
  • Is 0 even, odd, neither, both, or something else?
  • Who is Buzz Aldrin?
  • What is Pythagoras' Theorem?
  • When did the dinosaurs die out?
  • What is the capital of France?
  • Who was Mozart?
  • What do you call people who come from Denmark?
  • Here's a list of numbers: -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
    • Which of them are whole numbers?
    • Which of them are integers?
    • Which of them are prime numbers?
  • What is the capital of Australia?
  • Roughly, what is the circumference of the earth in km?
  • What is 17 times zero?
  • What country can you see on the horizon from the cliffs at Dover?
  • How high is Mount Everest?
  • What is Hydrogen Hydroxide?
  • What is 1% of 300?



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