Tom Bomb: An Englishman inspired by family, friends, and Answers.com!


Tom Bomb was reluctant to join the site, but is now a contributor with a Silver Badge and over 10,000 contributions in under a year! He has made friends, loves the site and contributes to the Lego category because he believes it is the best toy ever created! This aspiring journalist is polishing his skills as a Special Project Assistant, WIT Explorer and Wiki Guide.

What is your first name? Tom.

What is your occupation: I am currently a student, hoping to become a journalist.

What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?

My username (Tom Bomb) is a nickname at school. I made it myself years ago, just because Tom rhymes with ‘Bomb’. Simple, but effective!! And no, I’m not some sort of terrorist!

Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?

I live in the north-west of England. England is special to me because it is one of those places in the world that doesn’t look big on the outside, but is huge on the inside. I am proud of the English culture, traditions, religion, and language.

How did you discover Answers.com?

For years now, I have been using Answers.com for research; help with my homework, and to find out interesting facts. I knew the site long before I joined it.

What enticed you to join our community?

A friend at school always wanted me to join Answers.com, but I wasn’t too sure. To be perfectly honest, at the time, I didn’t see the point of joining a site where people asked and answered questions. After many months of nagging, I finally signed up under the username ‘Tom Bomb’ and was addicted to the site instantly. I absolutely love the community on Answers.com, and the site is so much more than I initially thought. I would like to thank my friend at school so much for enticing me to join. It has been the best experience ever.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

I would probably want to be an eagle. I have always wanted to fly and see what our planet looked liked from the sky. It would be pretty awesome to be at the top of the bird food chain and be able to hunt for your own food while flying at well over 100mph.

What is your favorite thing to do on Answers.com?

I’ve actually have two favorite things to do on Answers.com. They are to recategorize and to help new contributors around the site.

If you were inviting someone to join Answers.com, what reason(s) would you give them to become a part of our community?

1. Answers.com is a great site for looking up answers and doing bits of research here and there. It can come in handy if you need an urgent answer for a project, plus if there isn’t an answer already there, I guarantee your question will get answered in only a short space of time.

2. There is such a friendly community across the site, and with over 7 million contributors, you will make some great Wikifriends (a word I made up) along the way who will always be there for you if you need some advice or help.

3. At first you may not be sure whether you want to join or not, but trust me, you will never regret it. Answers.com is the best website on the internet.

What accomplishments on Answers.com are you proud of?

I am proud of:

1. Making over 10,000 contributions including edits, categorizing, splits, asking questions, answering questions, and more.

2. Being a Special Project Assistant and Wiki Influential Teen Explorer, as I work to improve the quality of the site.

3. Being a Wiki Guide. I love to do my bit and put smiles on people’s faces across the WikiCommunity (another word I made up).

What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you?

This is a tricky question because lots of crazy things have happened in my life so far. It’s probably falling off a ski lift just as it was entering the station. This was during a school trip, and I’m still annoyed at the man controlling the lift because he didn’t bother to come and see if I was alright, plus, he didn’t even stop the lift! Another person before me also fell off.

What is your favorite type of music?  What is your favorite band or artist?

I like lots of different types of music. I love listening to music from other continents such as Africa or Asia, and I like the diversity that other countries have to offer. For example, where we might use a guitar in the UK, India might use a sitar.

What makes you unique?

I have a very distinctive laugh that consists of one big, HA!

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

In order of importance:

1. Ending global poverty, corruption, and wars.

2. Allowing money to grow on trees.

3. Becoming a category supervisor on Answers.com!! (Really this would be my personal most important wish, but it would be disrespectful for everything else that is going on in the world).

What do you find most challenging as an Answers.com contributor?

This is another tricky question. I would have to say one of the most challenging things on Answers.com is removing those annoying spaces that appear after editing your profile.

What are your special interests, hobbies, or collections?

I am a huge fan of playing badminton, browsing Answers.com, swimming, having lengthy debates at school that lead to nowhere, watching videos of emergency vehicles, and collecting gems/crystals.

Who or what is your inspiration in life?

My family and friends are the biggest inspirations in my life.

Where is one place in the world you would love to visit and why?

It has to be America!! I’ve always wanted to visit Times Square, to see the hustle and bustle of oncoming yellow taxis and emergency vehicles, and to see the lush jungles and beaches that America has to offer.

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