Top 5 Funniest – or Most Unusual Questions – a Student Has Asked You?

Teachers Survey Says

Kids say the darndest things. That’s both an old TV show and a truism – particularly if you teach lower grades. Student’s curiosity combined with a nice touch of innocence is a perfect recipe for memorable questions.

ThinkFives and ESGI asked hundreds of teachers to share unusual or funny questions that were asked of them. Here are some of the best.

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  • Do astronauts see rainbows?
  • Does ramen grow on trees or is it a plant?
  • What bad things happen if boys sleep over at a girl’s house? (Dad said it’s bad)
  • Where do numbers come from?
  • Why don’t islands not float away?


  • Can I go home with you?
  • Can you come live with me forever?
  • How do I smell pretty like you?
  • Why are you not married to me?
  • Can I come over for dinner?


  • How long is a lion’s tongue?
  • Do jellyfish come in different flavors?
  • Why can’t boy animals have babies?
  • Where do kittens come from?
  • Why do worms look like noodles?


  • How rich can you get being a teacher?
  • Do teachers wear underwear?
  • What are you going to be when you grow up?
  • What was it like before TV? (I’m 30)
  • Where do you work?


  • Do you have a house, or do you live at school?
  • Do you have a mom?
  • Why do you color your legs with a purple crayon? (veins)
  • Why is your belly so big? Did you eat a lot of lunch?
  • And our favorite, “You want a piece of me?”

What is the funniest question a student asked you?


  1. I can’t remember a specific question, but I used to see students from my school at the store and they would say to their parent, “She goes to my school!” 😂😂

  2. When are you going to grow up? (I teach first grade. I’m 5 feet tall and 105 lbs.) I told the student that I may grow out but I’ll never grow any taller.

  3. Watching a Jack Hartman video, a student asked me, “Is that your daddy?”
    Funny thing about that is my dad kind of looked and acted like him!

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