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Are atheists mentally ill?, Eagle Eye

Are atheists mentally ill?

World-class Question To Which The Answer Is No asked by Sean Thomas at the Telegraph, even if the Committee staff have recorded the suspicion that he may have been trying too hard.
It’s number 986 in the long-running series. First spotted by James Farrar.
While I was away, we also had number 985:
Has telepathy finally been weaponised?
Asked [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 14 August 2013 at 12:36 pm

Will the heatwave kill us all?, Eagle Eye

Will the heatwave kill us all?

Seasonal Question To Which The Answer Is No, asked by The Guardian, taking us up to number 979 in my series.
Thanks to Tom Chivers, who saw it first.
The Twitter account for LIFE magazine asked number 980, of this photograph (right, Getty):
Is this the greatest photo ever made of how politics really works?
I mean, it is [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 18 July 2013 at 6:11 pm

Are Militant Atheists Using Chemtrails to Poison the Angels in Heaven?, Eagle Eye

Are Militant Atheists Using Chemtrails to Poison the Angels in Heaven?

Every time I think, Hasn’t this Questions To Which The Answer Is No thing run its course? it turns out that the answer is what you think it might be. The above is a pretty special addition to the series, at number 974, asked by a poster on Elite Trader.
Thanks to Lee ‘Budgie’ Barnett and Michael Moran.
Number [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 12 July 2013 at 9:41 pm

Question To Which The Answer Is (Likely To Be) No, Eagle Eye

Question To Which The Answer Is (Likely To Be) No

Paul Kenny of the GMB (pictured) has put his finger on the problem. Ed Miliband’s plan boils down to asking trade union members if they want to be affiliated members of the Labour Party. That is, in Latin, a num question, a question expecting the answer no.
Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 at 11:58 am

Are your teabags destroying the planet?, Eagle Eye

Are your teabags destroying the planet?

Number 970 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, asked on the front page of the Daily Mail yesterday. Thanks to James Irwin.
Number 971 was an interesting one asked by ITV News:
Will this new website bring an end to postcodes?
Thanks to Aaron Bell.
Number 972 was asked by The Guardian:
Time for an ‘atheist [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 3 July 2013 at 7:46 pm

Could Hitler come to power today?, Eagle Eye

Could Hitler come to power today?

Another push to get to number 1,000 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No. Number 966 is asked by The Economist, unexpectedly, but it can be only a matter of time before it is detected by the Automatic QTWTAIN Generator at the Daily Mail and recycled.
Number 966 (pictured) was asked by [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 at 9:12 pm

“Is this ancient Egyptian statue a sign there really is a curse of the Pharaohs?”, Eagle Eye

“Is this ancient Egyptian statue a sign there really is a curse of the Pharaohs?”

Number 964 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No, generated by the Automatic Headline Generator at Northcliffe House. Extra marks were awarded by the judges for the picture (from the Manchester Evening News) of a curator peering hopefully through the glass, waiting to see if the statuette would move.
Marks were also [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 at 1:07 pm

Is Rescuing People From Dangerous Accidents Really A Good Use of Superman’s Time?, Eagle Eye

Is Rescuing People From Dangerous Accidents Really A Good Use of Superman’s Time?

I am never going to get to number 1,000 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No at this rate. I have missed several in recent weeks. Anyway, the above, asked by Slate, is number 963. Thanks to Nick Davies. The SMBC comic once featured a similar theme (picture; thanks to Calum).
Here are [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 8:22 pm

Did rising prosperity end for most people in 2003?, Eagle Eye

Did rising prosperity end for most people in 2003?

Did median real wages stop rising in 2003? I have been puzzled by this claim since the Resolution Foundation made it last October, and I am puzzled by it now that Duncan Weldon, an economist at the TUC, takes issue with me for suggesting that people generally continued to be better off until the bank crisis of 2008.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 12 June 2013 at 9:48 am

Is this proof the Virgin Queen was an imposter in drag?, Eagle Eye

Is this proof the Virgin Queen was an imposter in drag?

It is flattering. It really is. The lengths to which Paul Dacre goes to humour my little foible. This morning’s Daily Mail contains such a fine example of the Questions To Which The Answer Is No genre that I can only confess to being speechless with awe. Number 958 in the series.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 8 June 2013 at 10:49 am

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