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63 Deep Questions To Start A Conversation With Anyone

Do you like mushrooms, or do you think they taste like dirty rubber?

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Compiled below are the best conversation-starting questions I've written in the last two years. Please answer honestly and expand on your answers in the comments below. Thanks!

  1. Do you like mushrooms, or do you think they taste like dirty rubber?

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    I like mushrooms.
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    Mushrooms taste like dirty rubber.
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    Mushrooms taste like dirty rubber.
  1. Which number do you find least trustworthy?

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    Zero
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  1. What traditional phrase should we inexplicably say after someone yawns?

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    Energy!
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    Accomplish things.
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    Ya tryin' to eat the moon?
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    Thistles and whistles!
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    Energy!
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    Accomplish things.
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    Ya tryin' to eat the moon?
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    Thistles and whistles!
  1. Are you comfortable with the level of mandolin popularity right now?

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    The level is right where it should be.
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    It's too high; let's all take it down a notch.
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    Not enough people are talkin' about the mandolin.
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    Not enough people are talkin' about the mandolin.
  1. What's the best nickname for a tambourine?

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    Tam-tam
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    'bourine
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    Jangledisk
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    Thighslappin' ring-a-ding
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    Thighslappin' ring-a-ding
  1. Which bread do you think you could throw the farthest?

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    Challah
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    Baguette
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    Naan
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    Biscuit
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    Ciabatta
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    Other (Please specify in the comments)
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  1. If spiders were always playing tiny guitars, would this make you more or less afraid of them?

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    Less afraid
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    I do not fear our tiny friends
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    I do not fear our tiny friends
  1. Do you agree that clapping is really weird when you think about it? Literally slapping your hands together to honor someone else?

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    Clapping makes sense to me
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    It's so weird what are we even doing
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    It's so weird what are we even doing
  1. Your friend Todd is leaning out the window, asking you to toss him a doughnut. How many stories up could Todd be for you to still be confident in your ability to be on target with the doughnut?

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    1st floor only
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    2nd floor
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    3rd floor
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    4th floor
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    5th floor
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    I have no limits.
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    1st floor only
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    I have no limits.
  1. Between a dolphin and a duckling, whom would you trust more reading the evening news?

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    Duckling
  1. If all your furniture sprang to life, Beauty and the Beast style, which piece would scare you most?

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    Bed
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    Couch
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    Dresser
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    Floor lamp
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    That one chair
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    That one chair
  1. Which vowel do you feel most sorry for?

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    A
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    Y
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  1. A horse and an elephant claim to be best friends. Which one do you think is more likely to have a second best friend that they secretly consider to be closer?

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    The horse
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    The elephant
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  1. Should we rebrand salads as "leafbuckets"?

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    Yes, that's a leafbucket.
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    Salad is a better name.
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  1. What's your opinion on the literacy of snakes?

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    Snakes can't read.
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    Snakes can read but choose to ignore what they read.
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    Snakes can read but choose to ignore what they read.
  1. How would you spell the sound a hand dryer makes?

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    wwwwoooooossshhhhhhhh
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    ahhhhhhhrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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    wwiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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    rrrruuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrr
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    Other (please spell out in the comments)
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  1. If you were invited to four different animal dance parties happening simultaneously, whose party would you choose?

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    The ferret's
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    The anteater's
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    The lioness's
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    The mouse's
    The mouse's
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    The anteater's
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    The mouse's
  1. How many french fries is it okay for a friend to take before you tell them to order their own?

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    None
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    1–2
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    My fry generosity knows no bounds.
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    My fry generosity knows no bounds.
  1. Aliens have landed and they want coffee. Do you give them black coffee or coffee with cream?

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    Black coffee
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    Coffee with cream
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  1. What's a better name for toast?

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    Fire-Roasted Grain Slab
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    Blazin' Loaf-Chunk
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    Scratchy Hot-Bread
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    Starch Square Hot-From-The-Slot
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  1. Given how arbitrary it is we slap our hands together to celebrate people, which of the following should we propose to replace clapping?

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    Clicking 2 pennies together
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    Throwing our keys on the ground
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    Yelling "BOK BOK BOK"
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    Hissing
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    Hissing