21 Random Questions for 2021

Mary O'Connell
2 min readMar 21, 2021
Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash

Here are 21 random questions that have crossed my mind so far this year. Feel free to add your own.

  1. Kindergarten children know that you should tell the truth, share with others, and play nicely. Can we elect them to Congress?
  2. Santa Claus can guarantee accurate, overnight delivery of every one of his packages all across the globe. So why hasn’t USPS hired him?
  3. If they can create a vaccine for COVID-19 in less than a year, why can’t they develop a pill to cure arrogance and bigotry?
  4. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Life is really hard right now, can we make limoncello?
  5. If the seas continue to warm and the polar icecaps shrink, where will the polar bears go?
  6. If they only set sail for a three hour tour, how did the castaways on Gilligan’s Island have so many clothes?
  7. Is today’s electronic dance music the offspring of 80’s New Wave?
  8. How is it that no two snowflakes are exactly the same?
  9. What would the young people who created breakdancing on the streets of the Bronx in the 1970s say if you told them that breaking (competitive breakdancing) would become an Olympic sport in 2024?
  10. Same question about the surfers in California in the fifties and early sixties who invented skateboarding and who will now see both surfing and skateboarding become Olympic sports?
  11. Why does the English language need to have so many rules? “i before e except after c”. When two vowels do the walking, the first one does the talking. The list goes on…
  12. Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in the big blue ocean?
  13. How many Marvel Comics superheroes are there?
  14. Will scientists ever use dinosaur DNA to bring dinosaurs back to life?
  15. TV, Cable TV, VHS, DVD, streaming services: What will be the next disruptive technology?
  16. How shall we welcome our newest U.S. National Park (#63) = New River Gorge?
  17. Who makes the best milkshakes?
  18. Do you know the difference between a tortoise and a turtle?
  19. Are there any Southern Lights or only Northern Lights?
  20. Will there ever again be another major political party in the U.S. beyond the Democratic and Republican parties?
  21. Can you imagine what the world might be like if John Lennon were still alive?



Mary O'Connell

Mary O’Connell is a professional with 25+ years of work experience in public and private companies, for-profits and not-for-profits, global and domestic.