The more you know, the more you know you don’t know, and never thought of asking.
This post marks the beginning of a new biweekly column about empuzzlements underperused and unpursued, those thrumdrum wonderings that lie low in a pocket of question mark at the back of our brains, neglected curiosities that have not – yet – killed the cat.
Lost in absolute quotidian routine, these questions will set your spine a-tingle – but only once we’ve set them squarely in the spotlight. So get ready. And prepare to be quizzified.
We’ll start humbly with this one:
Why don’t soda bubbles go down?
At WikiAnswers, we pride ourselves on our hundreds of categories: Cars, Computers, Collectibles… and those are just the ones that start with ‘C’. We’re especially proud of our Food & Cooking section, which is chock full of tasty tips and resplendent recipes.
Apparently, that category in particular has served up something else, which helped out the bloggers at Gateway Skepticism, a blog kept by “The St. Louis Skeptical Society, which was founded on October 11, 2007 by a handful of physics graduate students in order to promote skepticism, science, and critical thinking.”
This past Tuesday, on their search to find out, ahem, how to get better tasting semen (honestly, they’re just curious) they checked out quite a few internet research hot spots, and WikiAnswers was one of their last steps. Well, what do you know, in the Nutrition section we had just what they were looking for.
And there you have it. WikiAnswers, helping our most curious users, every step of the way…
(Whew. I hope I managed a tasteful post out of that!)