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What are the greatest 100 questions in English-language pop culture?
posted by Shepherd to media & arts (167 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on a Web site based on what is, in essence, a customized database where people can ask questions and the site will generate answers. It's about one company in particular, so the tags are all kinda context-sensitive and the questions/answers will be quite limited in scope.
But I also have permission to load the thing with some Easter eggs.
So I want questions -- questions -- that are generally well known by geeks and non-geeks alike, and that have answers. Not "pop culture facts phrased as a question," but things that were originally questions.
Q: Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks?
Q: How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?
A: Blowin’ in the wind.
Q: Who is Luke Skywalkers's father?
A: Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader.
No good. Trivia question.
Q: When you're a Jet, are you a Jet all the way?
A: From your first cigarette, to your last dying day!
No good. Not originally a question.
This is going to be in English, for an English audience, so great questions that are not English are also not so great.
Summing up: popularly known questions, with answers, that were originally phrased as a question. Both question and answer, please, as I'm not as well-versed in pop culture as I like to think I am.