ASK A SILLY QUESTION!
September 28 is Ask a Stupid Question Day, a day meant to encourage curious students to ask anything, no matter how “dumb” it might seem. In 2010, when a Parade reader asked Marilyn vos Savant if there truly is such a thing as a stupid question, her answer was brief and to the point: “Yes.”
Here are some of the seriously “silly” questions readers have submitted to Ask Marilyn over the years.
Why does a wool sweater shrink when washed? The same wool on sheep doesn’t shrink when they stand in the rain.
—J.A., Las Vegas, Nev.