2023 Impossible Questions
& Answers

March 20
Q: What is generally remembered as this organization’s anniversary in Wisconsin on March 20, 1854?
A: The Republican Party

March 17

Q: The Jazz Singer was based on Samson Raphaelson’s 1921 short story. Name the Story.
A:  “The Day of Atonement” 

March 16
Q: Name the bank that sold to J.P. Morgan Chase on March 16, 2008, to avoid bankruptcy at the shockingly low price of $2 per share.
A:  Bear Stearns 

March 15
Q: In a poll of 2,000 adults, what percent claimed their emotions impacted their decisions on what foods to eat?
A:  78% 

March 14
Q: In 2023, the DNA of four deceased US presidents will be blasted into space. Name the presidents. 
A:  George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan 

March 13
Q: Name the animal that gives birth by hanging upside down and then catches the baby.
A: Bat 

March 10
Q: This housing development sign will turn 100 years old in 2023. Name the sign. 
A:  The Hollywood sign 

March 9
Q: This film was released in Sweden in 2012, with a total runtime of 35 days and 17 hours. Name the film.
A: Logistics 

March 8
Q: What percent of Americans are metabolically healthy?
A: 12% 

March 7
Q: In 1917, this name was used as a slang term by city people to those folk who were inexperienced in the ways of the big city. What is the name, and what word came of it? 
A: Name: Jay  Word: jaywalking  

March 6
Q: Which amusement ride made its debut at the 1893 World’s Fair? 
A:  Ferris Wheel 

March 3
Q: Alfred Hitchcock once called it “a very bad movie” and was glad it got lost. However, his film is now at the top of the British Film Institute’s “Most Wanted” list of lost films. Name the film. 
A: The Mountain Eagle 

March 2
Q: Theodor Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, but we know him by another name. What is that name? 
A: Dr. Seuss 

March 1
Q: What popular food was originally developed as a possible lubricant for German U-boats?
A: Crisco

February 28
Q: Name the ABBA song that was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015. 
A: Dancing Queen 

February 27
Q: He retired from Major League Baseball in 1953, but returned in 1965 to pitch three innings for the Kansas City A’s. He was 59 at the time, making him the oldest person ever to play in the Major Leagues. Who is this? 
A: Leroy “Satchel” Paige  (Source 1, Source 2, Source 3)

February 24
Q: When was the first PG-13 rating given, and what was the film’s name?
Red Dawn 

February 23
Q: According to The Wrap, in CinemaScore’s 45-year history, how many movies received an F? 
A: 21 

February 22
Q: Name the compound found in blueberries that supports brain health. 
A: Anthocyanins

February 21
Q: Name the city that claims to have the oldest annual Mardi Gras celebration in the United States.
A: Mobile, Alabama  

February 20
Q: As of November 29, 2022, the most expensive painting ever sold was for a record-breaking $450.5 million. Name the painting and the artist.
A: Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci

February 13 – 17
No Questions

February 9-10
No Question

February 8
Q: If you add this to your eggs, it will provide you with Fiber, vitamins B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, Iron, and Potassium. It will also give your eggs a cheesy flavor. What is it? 
A: Nutritional Yeast 

February 7
Q: On February 7, 1964, something known as “Blank” mania arrived in the US. Name the mania that arrived. 
A: Beatlemania 

February 6
Q: As of January 29, 2021, it consists of 20 volumes and 59 million words. What is it? 
A: Oxford English Dictionary 

February 3
Q: What are the five student stereotypes in Breakfast Club?
A: “A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel, and a recluse.” 

February 2
Q: Curry has many health benefits. How many of its benefits is Andy missing out on by not eating curry?
A: 9

February 1
Q: Combining this exercise with balance exercises has been shown to improve balance more effectively than balance exercises alone. Name the exercise. 
A: Eye Exercises  

January 31
Q: What did President Truman publicly announce his support for on January 31, 1950?
A: The Hydrogen Bomb

January 30
Q: When squeezing and stretching an 11 Pound (5-kilogram) Lithium ingot into a 6-inch wide foil roll that is used in making Lithium-Ion batteries, how many feet of that 6-inch wide foil does that one 11-pound ingot make?
A: 6,600 feet (1.25 miles) 

January 27
Q: Each year, works ranging from movies to music to books see their copyrights expire. How many years of legal protection do the creators receive? 
A:  95 years

January 26
No Question

January 25
Q: Name the person who is known as the “Father” of coronary bypass surgery. 
A: Dr. René Favaloro 

January 24
Q: In 1944, Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant, got left behind in Guam by retreating forces. How many years did he survive the jungles of Guam before being discovered? 
A: 28 years 

January 23
Q: Acceptance from Oscar Mayer to drive their Wienermobile is more competitive than this Ivy League College. Name the College. 
A: Harvard 

January 20 
Q: Only a fraction of the money stolen by the men of The Historic Brink’s Robbery in 1950 has been recovered. Name the place where it is fabled to be hidden. 
A:  In the hills north of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. 

January 19 
Q: A new survey revealed that more than half of adults are dealing with “FOSY”. What is FOSY?
A: The “fear of saying yes.” 

January 18
Q: When your body is inflamed, this will increase. It is needed to replace damaged cells. What is this? 
A: Cholesterol  

January 17
Q: On January 17, 1920, the nation became officially “Blank.” This new law helped organize crime flourish.
A: Dry/Alcohol-Free 

January 16
Q: Mark Twain’s book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was greatly influenced by a book published in 1605. Name the Book. 
A: Don Quixote 

January 13
Q: How many movies have made more than $1 Billion at the box office? 
A: 51 

January 12
Q: Name the common, yet famous, kitchen utensil that was either talked about or seen on these shows – Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, and Saturday Night Live.
A: Ginsu knife

January 11
Q: During a fight or flight response, name the region of the brain that is responsible for ringing the first alarm bell?
A: The Amygdala

January 10
Q: Pre-2020, the typical cost for a wedding ring was roughly $6000 to $8000. What was the average price in 2020? 
A: $3756 

January 9
Q: More Astronauts have come from this state than any other in the Union. Name the State. 
A: Ohio 

January 6
Q: What book was the movie “Die Hard” based on? 
A: Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorpe 

January 5
Q: 1500 miles north of Hawaii, a Russian sub sank in 1968. Name the civilian who helped the CIA recover it. 
A: Howard Hughes 

January 4
Q: Name the heart condition that develops in response to an intense emotional or physical experience. 
A: Takotsubo 

January 3
Q: Name the dictator who surrendered to the U.S. on Jan 3, 1990. 
A: Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega 

January 2
No Question