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When Paris Hilton comes to mind, most typically think of her fragrance line, her family’s humongous hotel chain, and her heydays of reality TV, fashion, and Nicole Richie. Few link the star to being a purveyor of deep, philosophical discussions.
The heiress sent Twitter into a frenzy on Sunday tweeting “What’s on your mind?” accompanied by a very pensive black-and-white photo of her looking away from camera into the background.
What's on your mind? pic.twitter.com/coinxJfDXP— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) September 10, 2017
Although the celebrity didn’t share what she was thinking about that night, her question spawned more than 2,900 comments.
They ranged from some philosophical gems…
Wondering what's the minimum number of dimensionless physical constants from which all other dimensionless physical constants can be derived— Man In The Suitcase (@HermitMark) September 10, 2017
Why are Arkansas and Kansas pronounced differently— Anthony D'Angelo (@TonyBonez21) September 12, 2017
… to legit questions that totally deserve an answer.
If the person who invented the drawing board had failed, what would he have gone back to?— Malcolm Horner (@mal393) September 11, 2017
if ghosts can walk thru walls how come they don't fall thru floors?— FredFlunk (@fredflunk) September 11, 2017
If a tomato is a fruit, does that make ketchup a smoothie?— Mikey Murray (@mikeyLUFC94) September 12, 2017
Some posed a few personal questions for Paris herself.
why have you never been to West Bromwich?— (((StarrFaithful))) (@StarrOutlook) September 10, 2017
What do you actually do?— Slapster (@Slapster_UK) September 10, 2017
And some presented new revelations.
All credit to @ParisHilton for starting this one. I didn't even know much about football (or physics) until her tweet started me thinking.— Man In The Suitcase (@HermitMark) September 11, 2017
Paris’ reality days may be behind her since she moved on to DJing around the world, releasing a new perfume every few months, and starting a YouTube channel, but the mogul proved she can start a trend from almost anything.
Danielle Ransom is a journalist who has worked as a researcher for CNN, NBC's KXAN-TV, CBS' KEYE-TV.