Adrienne Lafrance at The Atlantic compiled her favorite questions and answers found in The Athenian Mercury Oracle, printed in 1703.
Here are a few (via The Atlantic):
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Q: What is anger?
A: Anger is a passion of the irascible appetite caused by apprehension of a present evil, which may be repelled, but with some difficulty.
Q: Why is thunder more terrible in the night time?
A: In the dead of night, noises are rendered more distinct and consequently more terrible by the universal stillness everywhere else.
Q: In what space of time do you think the whole mass of blood circulates through the body!
A: ‘Tis probable in much shorter time than many have imagined… It will be circulated six or seven times over through the heart in the space of an hour.