What Ridiculous Thing Would You Actually Bring to a Deserted Island?

Ian Fortey

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About This Quiz

The most popular hypothetical question in the world is the one about being stranded on a deserted island. If you were going to wind up on a chunk of sand with some palm trees in the middle of nowhere, what would you bring with you? What one thing would you want to have more than anything else? It's actually a pretty tough question to answer. Do you answer it seriously? That can't be easy because, for real, you're probably in for a bad time no matter what you bring. A machete isn't going to save your life. Neither is a phone, a lighter, or Skittles. 

If you're stuck on a deserted island you need to think of it more like what it is - a tropical island. People pay a lot of money to go to tropical islands on vacation. So don't bring goofy survival tools, who needs that? We bet we can figure out what you'd really want to bring to that island in the middle of nowhere, even if it's a little ridiculous. At the end of the day, the world needs more ridiculous stuff in it anyway, that's half the fun of being here. So pack your towel and sandals and take the quiz!

No one ever asks how you got on this deserted island. What do you think is the most likely explanation?

The upside of a tropical island is tropical fruit! What's the best kind?

Let's forget deserted islands for now. What island that has people on it would you like to visit?

It's your lucky day! You found a lamp with a genie inside. What's your first wish?

How do you think you'd manage some first aid on your deserted island if you were injured?

Are you building a shelter in the shade or are you staying on the beach?

What would you say is the most important thing in your life right now?

Have you ever been lost before?

What's the absolute best kind of food in the world?

Walks on the beach are supposed to be a romantic date thing. Are you down?

Are you pretty organized and ready to go on any given day?

Did you remember to make your bed this morning?

This is a tough one for some people - what's cooler, "Star Wars" or the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Have you ever fallen asleep in class or at work and gotten in trouble for it?

If you could only play one sport ever again for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Is there any kind of activity you really enjoy doing in the water?

You'd be surprised how many people get this one wrong. What's the best topping to put on a hot dog?

Straight up, do you think you'd actually survive being stranded on a deserted island?

What would be the scariest part of being alone on an island anyway?

It couldn't hurt to write a huge message out on the beach for passing planes to read. What are you saying?

OK, say you are stranded but you're not alone. What one person in all the world do you want with you?

If a friend of yours has a super serious problem, how likely are they to go to you for help?

Are you a pretty good problem solver?

How many hours a day are you spending on social media anyway?

Do you ever wish you could actually just get away from your phone and everything even for a little while?

We're ordering some pizza, what do you want on yours?

Do you feel like you're pretty much in control when people start getting on your nerves or does your temper get the best of you?

What's clearly the coolest job in the universe?

A little fear is healthy now and then. What are you most afraid of?

Deserted islands sound rough but dessert islands sound great. Pick the best dessert!

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