But today's Mail on Sunday suggests that there may be a need for a new category to cover urgent "how long ..." and "when will ... " inquiries about things that will almost certainly never happen.
Their main op-ed today saw Ian Morris (who does have a book to promote) ask a troubling question about the future world order, as the Mail limbers up to campaign again for more Dreadnoughts.
After Beijing sends a frigate to the Med, a leading author poses a chilling question...
How long until a Chinese aircraft carrier sails up the Thames?
Questions to which the answer is 'a very long time indeed'.