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How Can You Kill a Bear With Your Hands?
How Much Does a Man Fart in a Day?
What Smell Turns Women On the Most?
How Can a Guy Get High Legally?
Which Nationality Is Most Likely to Put Out on the First Date?
How Can You Get Paid to Get a Tattoo?
Who Drives Better, Men or Women?
How Do You Take a Stripper Home?
— Questions from the series premiere.

Manswers was a show than ran on Spike TV from 2007-2011. Its format consists of asking a series of questions that the (college-aged male demographic) viewers presumably want to know, though viewers are also encouraged to send in requests. Thus, the questions generally involving sex, alcohol, animal attacks, or some combination of the three, though slightly more "cerebral" questions occasionally creep in. A season subtitled "Harder Faster" focused more on sex and less on . . . everything else, and a season subtitled "Shock and Awe" focused more on war and military related topics. No matter the season, though, explosions and volume are in abundance. And fanservice. Did we mention fanservice? 'Cause there's a lot of fanservice.

This TV show contains examples of:

  • Awesome, but Impractical: Most of the answers on the show. There are even a few that are completely useless unless you were okay with doing something illegal. (Hell, there are a few that REQUIRED breaking the law and being sent to prison before they could be put to use at all.)
  • Buxom Beauty Standard: Just count the number of questions that begin with the narrator saying "BOOBS ARE AWESOME!"
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The "Dump of death" among a few others.
  • Disguised in Drag: One episode suggests that men dress up as women to get free beer on ladies' night, but shoots down the idea since the man's Adam's apple would be a dead giveaway.
  • Don't Try This at Home: Several of the more dangerous Manswers will have the announcer reminding everyone watching at the beginning that some Manswers are purely for entertainment value and shouldn't be attempted. Several of them are even illegal.
  • Dumpster Dive: According to one episode, the easiest way to get free beer is to search for unopened cases at the dump.
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: Some of the questions are sent in by viewers.
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot: Surprise surprise.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Trivia on just about anything (though usually . . . guess) answered by "experts" of varying levels of credibility, presented by an announcer who thinks the viewer is at the opposite end of a football field with more fanservice than one would think possible.
  • No Indoor Voice: The announcer does not appear to have volume control.
  • Rule of Sexy: The Manswers girls. See below.
  • Sex Sells: Many of the questions have to do with getting laid or the female anatomy and those that don't are still showcased by scantily clad women making orgasmic sounds or bouncing around.
  • Shown Their Work: The show has a surprisingly about of creditability which in every episode they back up all their claims with facts and interviews with various experts in fields that their topics are covering.
  • Stripperiffic: Taken to new levels when they decided to find out how revealing a bikini could be and still be legal to wear on the beach. The last couple were just a few tiny straps.
  • Stuff Blowing Up
  • Testosterone Poisoning: The whole premise can basically be summed up as: tits, explosions, farts, tits, sex, violence, tits, manliness... all in the form of meaningless questions.
  • Toilet Humor: Many Manswers, but special mention must go to the dreaded "Dump of death"
  • Trickster Mentor: One particular manswer outlines a number of ways to fool a Breathalyzer by using various things to alter your breath. Notably this is one manswer that doesn't have the Don't Try This at Home label, despite that it supposedly encourages drunk driving... because none of the methods work, as the end segment reveals that despite its name, the Breathalyzer analyzes the air in your lungs, not your mouth or even your throat.note 
  • Vengeful Vending Machine: One question explains why so many people are crushed by vending machines; it's because they're so top-heavy that even a small shake can cause them to tip over.
    Narrator: Yeah, dude, it's top-heavy! Just like a chick with giant jugs!
  • Wacky Fratboy Hijinx: Sometimes included in their enactments.