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Frequent and funny questions

Compiled by Information Please

Is your know-it-all boss trying to stump the office with a trivia question? Did you get the final Jeopardy question wrong again?

Infoplease is flooded each day with questions spanning every topic imaginable. We've decided to share a few of our most frequent inquires, as well as a few of the funniest questions we've received.

You can also visit the Ask the Editors Archive which lists hundreds of questions and answers

Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions

10 Who was the only woman to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor?
9 How many earthquakes happen in the world each year?
8 When will the Daytime Emmy Awards be on TV?
7 Why is New York City called The Big Apple?
6 When, and in what order, did the states join the union?
5 I know a group of elephants is called a "herd" and a group of fish is sometimes called a "school," but what about ________?
4 How do I contact the president at the White House?
3 What time will the sunrise/sunset be on ____day, _____ in the year _____?
2 I'm putting together a scrapbook and I want to know what was going on in the year 19__?
1 What are the three words in the English language that end in "-gry"?

Editor's Picks

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What was the first item to have its barcode scanned?
What was the first letter Vanna White turned over on Wheel of Fortune?
How many U.S. presidents were left-handed?

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