AskWiki answers your questions about almost anything

AskWiki -- a natural language search engine for the English Wikipedia entries -- is now in alpha. It's like an AskJeeves that actually works.
"What is BoingBoing?"

"Boing Boing (originally bOING bOING) is a publishing entity, first established as a magazine, later becoming an award winning group blog."



  1. Asked it “What is a carbon nanotube” and it was right on the money. Asked it “What is reverse cowgirl” and I found the response…lacking. However, now I know that there is a Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Enlightening!

  2. Found her.

    Answer to Your Question: “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?”

    * For a while, a search on the Google search engine for “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego” resulted in the engine citing her location as Cairo, Egypt.

  3. Who played Dracula in 1958?

    May 9 – Actor-singer Paul Robeson, whose passport has been reinstated, sings in a sold-out one-man recital at Carnegie Hall. The recital is such a success that Robeson gives another one at Carnegie Hall a few days later. But after these two concerts, Robeson is seldom seen in public in the United States again. His Carnegie Hall concerts are later released on records and on CD.

  4. “How do you solve a problem like Maria?”

    After Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist and his temptations by the devil in the desert, Mary was present when Jesus worked his first public miracle at the marriage in Cana by turning water into wine at her intercession.

  5. this is a bit interesting…

    “Who is Cole Scego?”

    Perry, a black doctor in Monroe, NC, was presumed to be financing the local chapter of the NAACP, and consequently he received numerous death threats from the Klan. In 1957, under the leadership of Robert F. Williams the local chapter of the NAACP (which not by mere coincidence was also the local chapter of the National Rifle Association) began organizing for self-defence, and guarded Dr. Perry’s house in shifts.

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