Here is my top ten list of  silly questions. I've listed them in reverse order so that they count down to the number one spot. Maybe you have some silly questions of your own? If so I'd love to hear them. Hope you enjoy this article it will hopefully make you laugh out loud.

10. Why do we press harder on a remote when the batteries are running out?

I’m sure that I do this without knowing that I’m actually doing it. Have any of you ever caught yourself or seen someone else doing this. The batteries running out usually prompts all sorts of strange activities such as the user talking to the remote and saying things like “come on work you stupid thing.” Of course if all else fails you can take the batteries out, rub them, swap them around and put them back in. The last option nearly always works! There must be a scientific reason as to why this works... maybe I’ll Google it later.

9. Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Need I say more on this? Helmets are supposed to be used for protection, is protection really necessary when their goal is to kill themselves by crashing into something.

8. Why do we say sleep like a baby?

Babies wake up several times a night and usually wet themselves! We usually use this saying when we’ve had a good night’s sleep. Wetting the bed does not sound like a good nights sleep to me!

7. Why do superhero's wear underwear on the outside of their suit?

This is just plain silly, does it really help superhero’s when they wear pants on the outside of their clothes?

6. Does the Queen Bee have a King Bee?

Every Queen needs a King right?

Does anyone know the answer to this question? I cannot find a definitive answer on the internet. We always refer to a large Bee as the Queen Bee, but maybe we could be mistaking it for a King Bee?

If you do know the answer then please let me know in the comments below.

5. Why do we say an alarm clock is going off when it's actually turned itself on?

Every morning I’m sure you say to yourself “I’ll get up the next time my alarm goes off.” Surely it should be the next time your alarm comes on?

4. Why call pants a pair when pants are actually only one item?

We often refer to underwear, jeans, joggers and tracksuit bottoms as a pair of pants, but the question is why? The stores even sell them as pairs of pants but you only walk away with one item. It’s just another saying that no one can really explain.

3. Why do we call night time after dark? It's actually after light isn't it?

Often you’ll hear someone refer to night time as after dark, think about it carefully and it makes very little sense indeed. After dark is surely morning, isn’t it?

2. Where are you? When you've called someone on a land line telephone.

Nowadays with almost everyone owning a mobile telephone it is quite normal to call someone and ask them where they are. However this can become a habit and can be seen as a silly question when you ring a land line telephone.

1. How long is a piece of string?

Usually this question is given as an answer to another question where there is no definitive answer. It’s sarcasm in its simplest form. Go on you might as well admit it! You’ve uttered these words at some point before haven’t you?