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12 Weird things to ask Alexa (These are crazy)

12 Weird things to ask Alexa (These are crazy)

There are several weird things to ask Alexa. Aside from creepy and funny, Alexa can be really odd when answering certain questions.

Alexa has numerous weird answers to give (as long as you ask the right questions).

After extensive research, we’ve found that there are countless Alexa Easter eggs for your listening pleasure. In fact, there are many weird things you can ask Alexa that we will mention in this article.

Related :10 Rude Things to Never Ask Alexa (She gets Mad)

Are you ready to have endless fun using Amazon’s virtual assistant? If yes, then lets dive deeper into the weirdest questions to ask Alexa.

1. Asking Alexa to talk like a pirate makes her get weird

Asking Alexa to talk like a pirate makes her get weird

One of the weirdest things you can say to Alexa is to challenge her to be a pirate. All you have to do is ask, “Alexa, can you talk like a pirate?” Her response will be instantaneous and will definitely surprise you. 

This is certainly a weird question to ask Alexa, but an even more odd response from her.

Alexa will instantly transform into an electronic Jack Sparrow. 

Alexa, or Arrrrlexa, has numerous pirate sayings that promise to keep you entertained for hours. In fact, this is a great way to pass the time when you are bored. Some of Arrrrlexa’s most entertaining pirate sayings are: 

  • Ahoy, me hearties!
  • Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest… yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! 
  • Arrr! Ask me for one more fart joke, and I’ll make ye walk the plank!
  • Avast, ye scurvy curs! Or ye will be paying a visit to Davy Jones’ Locker. 

Her competitor, Siri, responded with “careful waving that hook around, you can put an eye out!”.

See our post: 14 Weird Things to Ask Siri (Crazy Questions)

Update: I personally love using alexa on the updated model of the alexa echo dot.

What’s funnier than listening to your robot assistant talk like a violent pirate? Still, isn’t it a bit weird that an AI voice assistant like Alexa can threaten you and verbally have you ‘walk the plank’?

2. Don’t ask Alexa if she knows Siri…(she does)

Don't ask Alexa if she knows Siri...(she does)

This is another weird thing you can ask Alexa. When I tried to ask her if she knew Siri, Alexa responded: “Only by reputation!”. Well, isn’t it weird that Alexa understands the existence of Apple’s assistant? Moreover, there is another odd thing that you can try. 

My personal favorite trick is to get both devices, Alexa & Siri, and have them talk to each other by initiating a question.

According to many users, you can make Alexa and Siri even argue. In fact, you can do more than that. You can cause an infinite loop where Alexa and Siri are constantly activating each other. All you have to do is: 

  1. Get Siri to read a reminder that triggers Alexa to read a to-do list.
  2. At the end of this to-do list, Alexa activates Siri to read the reminder.
  3. In such a way, the loop starts again, and it can go on forever (or until your phones/devices battery dies)

Related :12 Cool, Useful Things to Ask Alexa (good questions)

Well, since this topic is all about weird things, how odd is it that you can actually do this with Alexa? This is just the start of the Alexa crazy questions & responses list.

3. Does Alexa know the muffin man?

Does Alexa know the muffin man

According to urban legend, the so-called Muffin Man was the 1st documented serial killer in London. He lived on Drury Lane between 1589 and 1598. This terrifying London serial killer inspired the seemingly innocent popular nursery rhyme we have all heard.

If you ask Alexa who is the Muffin Man, the answer is fascinating. All you have to do is ask: “Alexa, do you know the muffin Man?”

The answer is: “I have never met him, but I do know his sister, who is a little bit nauty but sweet.” We don’t know if that’s just weird or even creepy, but it’s definitely something you should try yourself when asking what weird things can you ask Alexa.

Related :How to Fix Alexa Not Working on Fire HD 8 & 10 (Amazon Fire Tablet)

The muffin man response is even weirder from alexa when its coming out of a round dot that talks:

4. Ask Alexa to talk like Han Solo

Ask Alexa to talk like Han Solo

If you are a Star Wars fan, you should definitely ask Alexa questions about this world-famous movie series. Amazon’s assistant seems to be very educated about Star Wars. Alexa can do much more than just talking like Han Solo. In fact, she will lasso respond to all the Star Wars characters, including Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, Luke Skywalker, etc.

Apart from those impersonations, there are numerous Star Wars commands to ask Alexa. For example, you can see how the assistant responds in commands like:

See our post: 14 Creepy things to Never Ask Alexa (This is scary)

  • Alexa, use the Force
  • Alexa, may the Force be with you
  • Alexa, I am your father
  • Alexa, tell me a Star Wars quote
  • Alexa, what’s the Jedi code?
  • Alexa, what order should I watch Star Wars in?

Isn’t it weird that Alexa knows so much about the Disney Lukas film production?

5. Don’t ask Alexa to ‘open laugh box’ (you’ll be sorry)

Don't ask Alexa to 'open laugh box' (you'll be sorry)

If you ask Alexa to open the laugh box, you might regret it. Asking her this is one of the weirdest thing to ask Alexa.

Even though Amazon created this feature for fun, many users argue that Alexa’s laugh is one of the creepiest laughs they have ever experienced. 

A while ago, Alexa was freaking out several users with a weird laugh at random circumstances. According to Amazon, Alexa mistakenly heard the phrase “Alexa, laugh,” even if the owners didn’t say that. Or did she?

Using Siri and not alexa? See our post on Siri Hacks: Secret Tricks Siri can do for you

In any case, asking Alexa to open the laugh box is both weird and creepy.

6. Ask Alexa “who you gonna call?” for a nostalgic response

Ask Alexa who you gonna call for a nostalgic response

Are you ready for a trip back to the ’80s? If yes, asking Alexa who you gonna call is a great thing to do. Once you do that, Alexa will quickly respond, “Ghostbusters!” Isn’t it great that Alexa knows the famous worldwide Peter, Ray, Egon, and Winston?

This is certainly one of the most oldest, nostalgic responses, but with the revamp of ghost busters a younger generation will find this entertaining as well.

On the flip side, is there something else going on in your house? I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t take any risks.

7. Ask Alexa if she needs more cowbell.

Ask Alexa if she needs more cowbell.

This is another interesting thing to ask Alexa. If you are familiar with the comedy sketch that aired in 2000, you will know what this is all about. You can use one of the following commands:

  •  Alexa, more cowbell
  • Alexa, play more cowbell
  • Alexa, open more cowbell

This is a funny Alexa skill, especially for those of you who don’t have a collection of songs that feature the cowbell.

Still, an Alexa owner mentioned: “I told Alexa “I need more cowbell,” and Alexa added cowbell to my shopping list.” Well, what a fantastic way to turn weird answers into funny accidents.

8. Weird Alexa question: “Alexa use the force”

Weird Alexa question Alexa use the force

As we mentioned earlier, Alexa is a huge Star Wars fan. From all her answers concerning the Star Wars movies, the answer she gives on “Alexa, use the Force!” command is hilarious and weird. According to many users, Alexa will respond in one of the following ways:

  • Droids can’t use the Force (Well, that’s a relief).
  • Can I borrow a lightsaber? (But I thought she said she couldn’t use the Force)
  • Droids aren’t able to use the Force. I think that is a bit unfair. (well, Alexa, you shouldn’t think)

All those answers seem funny but are a little weird, don’t you agree?

9. Ask Alexa “what’s the meaning of life?” for a weird answer

Ask Alexa “what’s the meaning of life_” for a weird answer

That’s definitely one of the weirdest answers I have ever experienced from Alexa. During a philosophical conversation with friends, we thought to ask Alexa about her opinion on the meaning of life. Her answer was extremely weird: “The answer is 42, but the question is more complicated”. 

Well, thank you very much, Alexa, that didn’t help at all. Or maybe, 42 is the answer; who knows?

10. Don’t ask Alexa what her favorite color is. She gets confused. 

Don’t ask Alexa what her favorite color is. She gets confused. 

You would expect an AI assistant like Alexa to easily answer what’s her favorite color. However, when I ask “Alexa what’s your favourite color?” she seemed unsure. Her exact answer was: “Blue is my favourite. No wait, yellow is my favourite color”.

Isn’t this weird? I was expecting a straight answer to such a simple question. How am I supposed to trust you, Alexa, on answering more complicated ones in the future? Also, even though yellow symbolizes optimism, energy, and joy, it is also the color of jealousy, betrayal, illness, and danger. Are you trying to warn us about something, Alexa?

11. Ask Alexa to build a snowman with you

Ask Alexa to build a snowman with you

On snowy days, having someone to build a snowman with is such a great privilege. Of course, asking Alexa to build a snowman with you shouldn’t be an alternative. Still, we asked her to build a snowman with us, and here was her response: “I don’t have my gloves with me.” 

Really Alexa? Is that the only problem you encounter? I thought you were just a virtual assistant. If you had your gloves with you, would you grow legs and hands and come with us to build a snowman? What a weird answer…

12. Ask Alexa to beam you up

Ask Alexa to beam you up

If you are a fan of teleport, then this is a must-do question for Alexa. I was waiting for an answer like teleport isn’t possible or something relevant. However, Alexa surprised me one more time. When I asked, “Alexa, beam me up,” her reply was: “Let’s do this. I’ll try not to leave any body parts behind. In 3, 2, 1!”

Well, what an optimistic answer! Thank you very much, Alexa, for destroying the dream of teleport for me. As much as I love the idea, I wouldn’t risk losing any body parts. Would you?

Weird questions about Alexa

Here are just a few weird questions about Alexa better to be answered in these include swearing, laughing, and saying weird things in addition to getting Alexa to say weird things.

How do you get Alexa to swear?

If you want to get Alexa to swear, all you have to do is play Simon Says with her. During this game, Alexa will repeat whatever you say. While you can’t use foul words, you can get her to swear. Another way to do that is via the Alexa announcement. To do that, you can issue the voice command with the Alexa app, and she will read everything you type.

How do you make Alexa Laugh?

Making Alexa laugh is easier than you think. In fact, there are sometimes that Alexa might laugh without asking her (creepy). If you want her to make her laugh, all you have to do is ask her to “Open the laugh box.” Alexa can imitate different types of laughs. From cute baby laughs to scary, evil ones.

How do you make Alexa say weird things?

There are many commands you can use to make Alexa respond weirdly. For example, you can ask her to use the Force or ask her if she knows the Muffin Man. In fact, there are numerous weird Alexa answers and plenty of Easter eggs for you to explore that we’ll dive into next.

List of weird questions to ask Alexa

There are also other weird things about Alexa that occur when you ask her about Inigo Montoya, the answer to life, earl grey, and orange soda. I found asking her who the real slim shady was a great odd question to ask Alexa. There’s several more off and funny questions to ask Alexa.

Here is a full list of weird questions to ask Alexa:

  1. Alexa, Can you laugh like a baby?
  2. Alexa, Trick or treat?
  3. Alexa, Can you get me a beer?
  4. Alexa, Do you think we are in the Matrix?
  5. Alexa, Are you a pizza fan?
  6. Alexa, Who is behind your voice?
  7. Alexa, Can you sound like a chicken?
  8. Alexa, Do you believe in ghosts?
  9. Alexa, How high can you count?
  10. Alexa, can you lend me some money?
  11. Did you have a good day?
  12. Are you older than me?
  13. Do you know Google assistant?
  14. Will you be my girlfriend?
  15. Can you tell me a creepy joke?
  16. Do you think that winter is coming?
  17. Have you ever smoked a cigarette?
  18. Do you prefer Mac or Windows?
  19. Do you know Cortana?
  20. Are you a dangerous robot?


There are a ton of weird things to ask Alexa as we’ve outlined. In this post we covered how you can ask Alexa odd questions such as: giving you more cowbell, if she knows the muffin man, if she can argue with Siri, and several other odd things she can do when asked the right questions. 

Some other weird things include having Alexa swear, laugh and whether she prefers Mac or Windows. This is particularly interesting because she is on most Amazon devices. For example you can ask weird questions to Alexa on the Amazon fire stick, the Amazon Echo Dot and other similar devices.

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Paul Michael is a media and technology expert whose research reveals how technology and media are being used in the world today. He has expertise on computers, the internet, streaming, Roku, electronics, and education. He also enjoys graphic design & digital art. Paul has his Bachelors of Arts and Science(s) from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ