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If you could go back in history and ask any person a question, who would it be and what would you ask?

Asked by simpleD (3639 points ) December 27th, 2009

You can go back to any point in history to ask any person (who is now deceased) any question and get a guaranteed honest response. Who would you choose, what would you ask, and what would you hope to learn?

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KatawaGrey's avatar

I would ask my grandfather what happened during World War II. He never spoke of it but it was such a huge part of his life and who he was that I always wanted to know. I would be prepared to be shocked and disgusted and even to cry a little but I still want to know what happened. I think it would be a burden lifted from his shoulders to be able to tell someone.

filmfann's avatar

I would as my great great grandfather about his trip to America, and the reasons he left Bohemia.

jules96's avatar

I would probably go back to Beethoven’s time. Ask him everything about his life, and learn from him for piano. It’s a bit cliche, but he’s my favorite classical composer, and I would be honored to meet him.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Amelia Earhart, where did you crash?

SeventhSense's avatar

I would ask Jesus of Nazareth to expound upon his Sermon on the Mount and how it can best be applied to our world.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

I would want to go back to some time before 12/9/05 and ask my friend Hannah why she played with me and my friends. You see, she played with me and all the kids at my church (I was 9 at the time). She was a wonderful friend. But then she was killed in a car accident on December 9th, 2005. I am trying to pass the gift of friendship onto the kids at my church now. But there has always been a wondering in the back of my mind about why she played with us. She didn’t even really play with me as much as some of the other kids, but watching her play and hang out with kids 5 years younger than herself amazed me and has changed my life forever.

john65pennington's avatar

To: President George Washington,,,,,sir, was it true or not true that you had false teeth?. if so, who was your dentist?”.

fundevogel's avatar

I’d ask Ben Franklin for sex tips.

Blondesjon's avatar

I would either ask Jesus, “What the fuck!?!” or I would ask Abraham Lincoln to show me his dick. I have always believed Lincoln to have been our most well hung president.

Fluthermucker's avatar

To biblical Adam or Eve – “Seriously?”

KatawaGrey's avatar

@Blondesjon: Well, Lincoln always did seem very unhappy. Perhaps from back troubles caused by his impressive package?

simpleD's avatar

@Blondesjon: I don’t think asking Lincoln to show you his Johnson qualifies as a question. If you asked him “Will you show me your dick?” he’d answer yes or no, but not have to show you. If, however, you asked him how long it was, than at least you could get a useful answer from honest Abe.

Fluthermucker's avatar

@simpleD Actually, if you asked Lincoln to show his Johnson, I am sure he would have pointed at his vice president.

SeventhSense's avatar

< still trying to find a place to file “Abe’s junk and it’s influence on blondesjon”

partyparty's avatar

I would ask Henry VIII which of his wives he loved the best

SirGoofy's avatar

Moses.
My question: Ever heard of a road map?

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

Whoever first smoked marijuana: How did you guys find this? Did you elect one guy to go smoke every plant you guys found until one time he was like “FOUND IT!”?

Pazza's avatar

I’d go back and ask God not to bother.

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

@Pazza how can you ask something that doesnt exist a question? XD

Fluthermucker's avatar

Oh, shit…here we go…

fundevogel's avatar

@JesusWasAJewbot people do it all the time.

Can you imagine what it would have been like if God went to school? Every time the teacher asked him something she’d pause, nod and say, “that’s right, it was Manifest Destiny that justified westward expansion.” And all the other kids would hate God for setting the curve.

Pazza's avatar

@JesusWasAJewbot
Ridono!... how do you ask something tha,.....
sorry thought that was one of them knock knock soft of jokes

Ps. LOL whats a jewbot?

JesusWasAJewbot's avatar

@Pazza It’s from a South Park episode, Cartman was retelling a story to Jimmy but it was all out of whack, he was the Human Torch and killed a bunch of Jewbots when they started to attack. And we all know Jesus was a Jew, so maybe Jesus was a Jewbot?

kokko's avatar

jung
“please explain more”

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