Jun
23
2014
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What did you want to know about sex but were afraid to ask?

Archaeological sex (photo by أشرف العناني - CC-BY)Here is a compact set of answers to the questions you may have wanted to ask about sex, but were too afraid. Sex is Latin for six. A person who has not had sex is known as a virgin. “Virgin” is the trademark for Richard Branson’s branded venture capitalism. Most sex occurs between a male [more...]

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Mar
31
2013
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Where Can I Get Some Good, Cheap Research Done?

A typical Uclue researcher (Flickr Commons, no copyright restrictions)Everyone’s a researcher, whether you realize it or not. When you buy a new car (or computer, or house, or pair of shoes) you research the options, the prices, the best place to shop. When you go to college, you research the school’s reputation for your field of interest, overall academics and, of course, its [more...]

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Apr
30
2012
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What Australian questions were asked at GA and Uclue?

unusual-australian-meatsMany interesting questions about Australia were asked and answered at the now-defunct Google Answers service, and are still being asked at Uclue. Questions about Australia from Uclue Research on the NGO sector – Australia What they do, what they buy, how they are organized Australian sport information Attendances, prices, broadcasting, fitness… Australian reporter “embedded” with [more...]

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Apr
24
2012
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What happened to Google Answers?

question-and-answerGoogle Answers was a Question and Answer service operated by Google Inc. Customers could post a question and select a price. If a Google Answers Researcher could provide the answer, the researcher was paid 75% of the question price. History During August 2001, Google briefly provided a service called Google Questions and Answers where a Google employee would [more...]

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Sep
24
2010
2

What are some more of life’s unanswerable questions?

escher-cemetery-berlinQuezi has already featured a long list of unanswerable questions, but some people want more so here you go: What is the speed of dark? If fire fighters fight fires and crime fighters fight crime, what do freedom fighters fight? Why do “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same? Will iceberg lettuce survive global [more...]

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Sep
22
2010
1

What are life’s unanswerable questions?

optical-illusionThese are the unanswerable questions of life. Why is the third hand on a watch called the second hand? What is a “free gift”? Aren’t all gifts free? If nothing sticks to teflon, then how do they make teflon stick to the pan? Why do psychics sometimes cancel meetings due to unforeseen circumstances? How do [more...]

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Feb
14
2009
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What was Google Answers?

Photo by Mykl Roventine - CC-BYGoogle Answers was a paid answers service operated by Google from 2002 to 2006. Customers could post a question, select a price, and wait to see whether a researcher could provide them with an answer. If not, they were not charged. Google recruited over five hundred researchers from around the world, by means of a [more...]

Feb
03
2009
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What were the strangest questions asked at Google Answers?

From the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle (photo by carulmare - CC-BY)Google Answers, the now-defunct Q&A service operated by Google from 2002 to 2006, attracted its share of eccentrics and has the questions to show for it. One Luke Smith proposed to his sweetheart by posting a question asking whether she would marry him. I fear the two-star rating means that the response was “no”. Some [more...]

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