Thanks to Patrick Smith at Buzzfeed for compiling an animated Top 20 Questions To Which The Answer Is No. It turns out that I do know how to put a gif in here after all.
The book is here.
If I had not wound up my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No (book still available here), this would be a jewel of the collection:
Is the lake pictured on every iPad secretly CURSED by the ghosts of disabled babies who were thrown into its waters because they wouldn’t survive?
To which the answer [...]
It’s a QTWTAIN, a Question To Which The Answer Is No, asked by Jamie Bartlett at the Spectator. But I was struck by this sentence:
According to Google’s Ray Kurzweil, in 2045 we will reach what’s known as ‘Singularity’: the point at which artificial intelligence becomes so advanced that it begins to produce new and ever [...]
It was number 853 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, asked by The Economist
I have a column in The Independent today responding to Trevor Kavanagh, who wrote in The Sun on Monday about giving up Twitter (right). A person who is tired of Twitter is tired of life, I say.
The short paragraph at the end of my column, on the end of the Questions To Which The Answer [...]
Theresa May did actually say it. She said, at the Spectator Parliament- arian of the Year Awards where she won Politician of the Year, that this headline in the Daily Mail on 7 November was something that “has to be filed by John Rentoul as a Question To Which The Answer Is No“.
That is something [...]
Just as I decide to wind up the Questions To Which The Answer Is No series, it secures its greatest triumph.
Matthew Bayley of Sky News reported this morning:
View from Daily Mail newsroom – “If we’d just stuck a question mark after the headline none of this would have happened.”
Hopi Sen asked if the conversation went [...]
I have been searching for some time for the 1,000th in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No. Today, which is Ask A Stupid Question Day (thanks Hamish Thompson), is the day on which the last question in my collection is revealed.
If you are liable to suffer from QTWTAIN withdrawal, there is always the [...]
I stood in for the brilliant Matthew Bell in the Diary for The Independent on Sunday today, and announced the last but two and last but one Questions To Which The Answer Is No in my long-running series, which I have said I will bring to an end when I have reached 1,000.
Number 994 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, was asked by the New Statesman. Originally spotted by Tristan Martin. Thanks to Graham for reminding the Committee about it after it was lost by an incompetent clerk, whose contract has been reduced to zero hours.
Number 995 was asked by – oh, [...]
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