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Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

Who was Chef Boyardee?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Kramer’s name on Seinfeld wasn’t originally Kramer. What was it?

Kramer’s name on Seinfeld wasn’t originally Kramer. What was it?

Where is Old Zealand?

Where is Old Zealand?

Why do we say “beforehand” but not “afterhand”?

What do they call French toast in France?

What do they call French toast in France?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Why is the same side of the moon always facing earth?

Why is the same side of the moon always facing earth?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

Where did the song Mahna Mahna make its debut?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

How did Lynyrd Skynyrd get their name?

What is Yule?

How many senses do humans have?

How many senses do humans have?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

What is a semordnilap?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

If you skydive in the rain, which side of you gets wet?

If you skydive in the rain, which side of you gets wet?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What US states are Gotham and Metropolis in?

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

What is a ‘fatberg’?

Why “polka” dots?

Why “polka” dots?

Are redheads going extinct?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

What material was Mr. Potato Head originally made from?

Where does the word quarantine come from?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

What was the longest war in history?

What was the longest war in history?

Do non-human animals get cavities?

Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s?

Why can’t you own a single Guinea Pig in Switzerland?

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

What is Wi-Fi short for?

What is Wi-Fi short for?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

Why do we call successful movies blockbusters?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

What is the tallest mountain on earth?

Why does the CDC want you to hum Happy Birthday – twice?

Why does the CDC want you to hum Happy Birthday – twice?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

What state is home to Springfield from The Simpsons?

When is a word opposite of itself?

When to use palate, palette, and pallet?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

What’s the difference between obliged and obligated?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

Who’s older, Gary Oldman or Gary Numan?

How long is a “moment”?

Why did Gene Roddenberry write lyrics to the Star Trek theme then not use them?

Why did Gene Roddenberry write lyrics to the Star Trek theme then not use them?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

Why isn’t there a cartoon “sailor man” in Popeyes restaurant marketing?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

In how many films did Michael Douglas play Batman?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

Why does February have 28 days?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Why don’t printers use the primary colours, red, blue, and yellow?

Why don’t printers use the primary colours, red, blue, and yellow?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

Did you know you can get Wisdom Biscuits by email?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

How big is a cubit?

How big is a cubit?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

What is “eye of newt”?

What is “eye of newt”?

When was the longest year in history?

When was the longest year in history?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

What Canadian political party famously vowed to repeal the law of gravity?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

What is the horsepower of one horse?

What’s the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Which came first, M&Ms or Smarties?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

Do sharks die if they stop moving?

How does an exception prove a rule?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

What was the last letter added to the alphabet?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

Which came first – Burger King or Dairy Queen?

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

If you buy 1 million Lotto Max tickets, what are your odds of winning?

If you buy 1 million Lotto Max tickets, what are your odds of winning?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Was Colonel Sanders a real colonel?

Why isn’t ATM an acronym?

What percentage of the human body is made up of other organisms?

Why is the fall season also called autumn?

Why is the fall season also called autumn?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

What is an “REO Speedwagon”?

Which is correct, down the pike or down the pipe?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why do we say “big brown dog” instead of “brown big dog”?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Why is there no E grade?

Why is there no E grade?

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

Why are poppies the symbol of Remembrance Day!

When was the first known use of OMG?

When was the first known use of OMG?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

What’s special about Agloe, NY?

Which was named first, Pluto the dog or Pluto the planet?

On which film is Airplane! based?

On which film is Airplane! based?

What are the Seven Seas?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

Is a tarantula hawk an arachnid or a bird?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

Which way do helicopter blades rotate?

What’s the difference between cream, lotion, and ointment?

What’s the difference between cream, lotion, and ointment?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

What does a blobfish look like?

What does a blobfish look like?

What average speed is required in order to go Around the World in 80 Days?

What average speed is required in order to go Around the World in 80 Days?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

Was Rolling Stone magazine named after The Rolling Stones?

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?

When does “literally” really mean “figuratively”?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Which planet was originally known as “George”?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Is it “The” Ukraine or just Ukraine?

Which came first – the Chicken McNugget or the Egg McMuffin?

Which came first – the Chicken McNugget or the Egg McMuffin?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Did Coca-Cola originally contain cocaine?

Which came first – chess or checkers?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

What is the name of Frankenstein’s monster?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

What is a fatal dose of bananas?

Which came first – the electric car or the gasoline car?

What is a poop deck?

What is a poop deck?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

Why do we get wisdom teeth?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

How did Def Leppard get their name?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

When and where was the fastest recorded temperature change?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

From where did Engelbert Humperdinck get his name?

What is a quokka?

What is a quokka?

What was the name of The Beatles’ white album?

What is zero to the power of zero?

What is zero to the power of zero?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

What is an LA “Dodger”?

Why do we say soccer instead of football in North America?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

What connects Stanley Kubrick, JRR Tolkien, and The Beatles?

Are there any areas of unclaimed land left on earth?

Why is October the 10th month of the year not the 8th?

Why is Kansas City located in Missouri?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

What do they call Danish pastries in Denmark?

What is a nibling?

What is a nibling?

Who’s idea was it to put pineapple on pizza?

Who’s idea was it to put pineapple on pizza?

What is a wisdom biscuit?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

Is “combobulated” a word?

How much is a butt-load?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

How deep would the dimples be if the earth was a golf ball?

Which came first – American or Canadian Thanksgiving?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

Why did a Peppa Pig episode get banned in Australia?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

What’s the difference between poison and venom?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

What is the volume of a “ten gallon” hat?

What is the volume of a “ten gallon” hat?

What is a single strand of spaghetti called?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

What is the origin of Groundhog Day?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

What is a Pittsburgh Pirate?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

Why do bullfighters use red capes?

What is brimstone?

What is brimstone?

Which “second” came first, the unit of time or the place following first?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

What’s up with tennis’s scoring system?

Is a scientific theory less certain than a scientific law?

Is Sodium Pentothal real and is it actually a truth serum?

Is Sodium Pentothal real and is it actually a truth serum?

What’s the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

What’s the difference between a meteor and an asteroid?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

Why drop a ball at midnight on New Year’s Eve?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

What’s the air pressure inside a commercial aircraft?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

Is there “zero-gravity” in space?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What is a “Foo Fighter”?

What are close encounters of the first and second kind?

How long is an eon?

Which came first, the word “crap” or Thomas Crapper’s toilet innovations?

What colour is neon light?

What colour is neon light?

Was Sputnik the first man-made object in space?

How do viruses jump from animals to humans?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

What state of matter is Jell-O in?

How far was Willie Mays from home plate when he made “The Catch”?

How far was Willie Mays from home plate when he made “The Catch”?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

Do you have an idea for a Wisdom Biscuit?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

Why do some refer to Toronto as the 6ix?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

Does the medical symbol have one snake or two?

Does the medical symbol have one snake or two?