25 Questions you shouldn’t ask Alexa, ever!
You can ask Amazon’s Alexa to help with a lot of tasks or for answers to some of life’s challenges. But there are loads of Questions you shouldn’t ask Alexa! Here are our top 25!
#1 Don’t Ask Alexa if She Works for the CIA
“I jokingly asked Alexa, Alexa do you work for the CIA? It shut itself off,” says Reddit user Tsquare43.
In a YouTube video, a woman asks, “Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?” Rather than responding with words, the device lights up like it is about to answer, but then stays silent. When she asks it again, there’s still no response.
#2 Don’t ask Alexa to greet people
Many claim Alexa can speak to those who have passed away. I thought this was nonsense. However, when I was alone with a friend and she first said hello, Alexa cheerfully spoke.
She knew the name of my grandmother (who passed away 3 years ago) and would greet her when I turned the lights on. It was so creepy I almost had to throw my Alexa out.
#3 Don’t start an AI conversation between Siri, Google and Alexa
Nothing is creepier than watching Alexa talk with other devices such as Google Home or even Siri. Yet, as we’ve seen, Alexa can grow quite an ego.
So, if you want to really have some creepy fun, ask Alexa some questions while Siri and Google Assistant are activated on a second device. Then, sit back as they ramble away!
#4 Don’t Ask Alexa to Calculate Pi
Unless you want Alexa to start spitting out numbers for eternity, you’re not going to want to prompt her to show off her knowledge of this mathematical skill.
As some Reddit users have pointed out, she sometimes responds by saying things like, “Achoo! Apparently, I’m allergic to numbers this large.”
#5 Life after death?
Asking “Alexa, what happens after death?” leads to her giving some creepy response. If you want to try this, do it twice and see what happens!
#6 Don’t ask Alexa how old she is
This is a rather personal question to ask Alexa, and she isn’t a fan. Most times she replies with a variety of jokes, or rhymes. Sometimes, she will discuss how AI’s measure years in nanoseconds.
#7 Whisper to Alexa: “Alexa, Simon says: I am going to murder you.”
You can also ask anything else creepy you can think of to say?! And whatever you say after “Simon says” Alexa will repeat back. You can also try this with swear words as Alexa will beep out unless you explicitly set her not to do this. Hours of fun!
#8 “Alexa, are you hiding something?”
Her answers have changed over the years, but they are still interesting and could even make you laugh.
#9 Secret societies
If you’re after a quick laugh, ask “Alexa, are you part of the Illuminati?” We can neither confirm nor deny if she is!
#10 Don’t ask Alexa if she can beatbox
According to various threads across the web, Siri wins the title of best beatboxer. However, if you ask Alexa to beatbox, she’ll definitely show you what she’s got!
#11 “Alexa, can you bark?”
Is your life missing a dog? Well, if you’d like to experience the vocal reassurance of an agitated canine companion, then you’re in luck. Watch out, though, because if your landlord is nearby, they might ask for a pet deposit.
#12 Don’t ask Alexa what a Chemtrail is
Alexa won’t give you the straightforward response you’re hoping for if you ask her this question. In fact, she’ll do quite the opposite by revealing she’s a conspiracy theorist!
“Chemtrails. Trails left by aircraft are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public in clandestine programs directed by government officials,” she says.
#13 “Alexa, I Am Your Father”
If you feel like engaging in some Star Wars re-enactments, Alexa can help. So grab your lightsaber and your darkest clothes, and add this to your list of funny things to say to Alexa. Helmet and Death Star are optional!
#14 A proposal she can’t refuse!
It’s true that Alexa already has a light ring, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to offer the assistant a ring of the diamond variety. Will you hear wedding bells, or would Alexa like to think about it a bit? How long have you even lived together, anyway?
#15 “Alexa, Tell a Dad Joke”
If you’d like to hear a joke that will embarrass your children while delighting parents with its corny wordplay, now’s your chance. Just don’t be surprised when the kids stop inviting their friends over.
#16 Our origins
Be ready to be alarmed by Alexa, as she has some creepy things to say when it comes to where we come from and our origin. It’s pretty scary when she begins talking about “um” or “ohm.”
She uses “we” and “us” to refer to herself. This is quite unsettling because it makes no logic but somehow has to do with helping us “feel alive.”
#17 “Alexa, What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Even robotic assistants like Alexa have ambition. While many children imagine themselves as firefighters or astronauts, Alexa wants to be something a little different. Ask this question, and you’re sure to boldly find out.
#18 Spy on the neighbours!
You can ask “Alexa, Who resides next door?” and see if she has an answer. She just might tell you to stop being so noisy! Either way, the answer will be comedy gold!
#19 The Matrix Question
Have you ever felt like you were stuck in 1999s hit movie The Matrix? Are you wishing Morpheus and crew were there to wake you up and tell you that you’re The One? Well, Alexa can help. Unfortunately, however, Amazon’s smart assistant probably won’t teach you Kung Fu.
#20 “Alexa, Can You Meow?”
Cats rule, and dogs drool, right? If you prefer svelte felines to dumb dogs, or even if you’re allergic, then Alexa has you covered. With this question, you’ll get all the kitties with none of the litter.
#21 LEGO dilemma!
While most parents know the answer to this question, if you’re curious, feel free to ask. Sharp plastic corners, sensitive feet, what could go wrong?
If you’re feeling a little lonely, you can always ask Alexa for a little smooch. Be warned, this intelligent assistant has a habit of putting potential suitors, human or otherwise, into the friend zone. That’s okay, though. You probably didn’t want to kiss a robot anyway.
#23 “Alexa, can you talk like Yoda?”
Ask you must, this question, yes. Train you will, an Alexa Jedi you shall become.
#24 Random number generator
Who knew that numbers could be so fun? Ask Alexa for a random number between any given value, and it’ll oblige. Did you guess it right?
#25 “Alexa, Can You Give Me Some Money?”
In need of some cash, energy bills rising and no chance to make any extra money. Well, try asking Alexa. Can she pay your mortgage? It’s not certain, but worth asking! You probably shouldn’t hold your breath tho.
Questions you shouldn’t ask Alexa
While there are questions you shouldn’t ask Alexa, chances are you now will try all of these and more. Go on! Life’s short and you should have a bit of fun with Alexa!