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23rd Aug 2023

Viral trend sees dads giving their children the best response to ‘stupid’ questions

As any parent knows, children are constantly asking endless amounts of questions and more often than not, they are completely pointless.

Of course, this is all because they are curious and their minds are constantly wondering about the world – and no matter what the answer to the question is, they always follow it up with “why?”

Rather than giving the standard “I don’t know” which only leaves children with more questions, one dad has taken to TikTok to share how he makes up ridiculous answers to his son’s questions.

Starting off giving an answer even if he doesn’t know the right one, the dad now has started flat out lying to his child and it makes for the funniest videos.

My kid expects me to know everything… so I just make up answers,” he said in the first episode of the series.

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So what are the questions? Well, here are just a few examples:

  • “How long is a guitar?” – “About four feet”.
  • “How hot is it out here?” – “It’s about 768 degrees.”
  • “How many police are there in Egypt?” – “1600”.
  • “How much would it cost to buy Canada? – “About 652 dollars.”
  • “How fast can you sprint?” “About 36 miles an hour”.

Every single time he gives the answer, his son asks “really?” to which his dad responds “yes”.

Once he gets the confirmation, the child is thrilled with his new fact, saying “wow” to each.

In a separate video, the dad shares questions his children have asked during a shopping trip, which included how much a unicorn weighs (77 pounds), how much an elevator costs (a little over three grand, and yes he will buy them one for their home) and how many people are in the shopping centre at that given moment (6387).

Many have taken to the comments to share how their dads also used to do this, and are happy the hilarious tradition is still going on.

One wrote: “My dad did this. And it was a series of fun conversations with strangers as I spouted random inaccurate information as fact later in life.”

Another said: “My stepdad did this all the time to me growing up. I thought he was a walking encyclopedia until I was old enough to realize he was just guessing!”