The December Rumble AnswerThon coming up!!



Answers presents the first ever AnswerThon for Experts Only!  Sign up today!

December 18th-21st

What is the Expert AnswerThon?
The December Rumble Expert AnswerThon is a 4-day contest for EXPERTS ONLY!

This Expert AnswerThon rewards Expert users who answer the most questions in a 4-day period. During the AnswerThon, Experts answer as many questions as they can, simultaneously spreading knowledge and winning prizes!

Only answers that are posted by approved Experts in the Expert box within this timeframe and in accordance with the contest rules will be counted as part of the contest. Be sure to read the rules before you begin. And of course, bots are not eligible.

Who can participate?
All users who are registered as Experts! Expert users must officially register for the AnswerThon contest.

What is an Expert?
An Expert is a user who:
Has uploaded an approved profile photo
Has an approved tagline
Has a real name
Has declared himself/herself an Expert at least one (1) category
Has included an Expert statement in above stated category(ies)

How do I become an Expert so that I can participate?
It’s easier than you think! To become an Expert, simply take the following steps:
1. Sign in, and go to your profile page.
2. Under the Settings tab:
a. Upload a photo of yourself.
b. Write your first and last name in the “Name” field.
c. Write a tagline – Include your experience, education, and interests!
d. Save changes!
3. Under the Following tab:
a. Click “Edit”, and choose category(ies) in which you’re an Expert.
b. Click “Next”, and choose click “Expert” for those category(ies) in which you’re an Expert.
c. Write a short statement about why you’re an Expert in that category (years experience? certification? etc.)

What Are The Prizes?
Over $3000 in prizes will be awarded to AnswerThon winners, including 5 lucky RANDOM participants!

Three GRAND PRIZE winners
The top 3 Expert users will win an Apple iPad Air!

Three 1st place winners
The top 3 Expert users who give 1000+ answers will win a $200 Amazon eGift card

Ten 2nd place winners
The top 10 Expert users who give 500+ answers will win a $100 Amazon eGift card

Ten 3rd place winners
The top 10 Expert users who give 100+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card

100+ winners
EVERY Expert user who gives 100+ answers will win an exclusive Answers Expert t-shirt!

Five random registrants
5 random registrants who give 10+ answers will win a $25 Amazon eGift card

All winners receive profile “AnswerThon Winner” badges!

Sign up today!

November Rumble 2014 AnswerThon Winners Announced


It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for!

Please join me in congratulating the winners of our November Rumble 2014 AnswerThon!


1st place: $200 Amazon card

Aggie80 (1835 answers)
CrazzyAmmy (1646 answers)
WNY007 (1543 answers)

2nd place: $100 Amazon card
JayJayVay (1396 answers)
Skullcandy88 (1281 answers)
Prachi.tejan.1.0794 (1096 answers)
Kanika.khattar.52.3831 (1021 answers)
Ginezumi (994 answers)
Dynotech (741 answers)
Lifesnadir (725 answers)
Dr.Q (708 answers)
Jabirshah (678 answers)
Peakaytea (672 answers)

3rd place: $25 Amazon card
Stan.mathers.338 (662 answers)
Mg42 killer (658 answers)
GeekDushyant (620 answers)
Lugia2453 (534 answers)
Darkwater (476 answers)
Harsh.Lahiri.gp2625 (434 answers)
Starrskitchen (407 answers)
Snart Gurk (403 answers)
William Howe (325 answers)
Fivejeagle (313 answers)

Runner-ups: Answers Merchandise
Dfoofnik (287 answers)
Aayushsrivastava14 (232 answers)
Anjana Narayanan (194 answers)
Jmowreader (190 answers)
Mehtamatics (165 answers)
Flukey (164 answers)
LindyStar (161 answers)
MountEverest53 (154 answers)
Mary.Drager.fb9512 (146 answers)
LauraLF1 (138 answers)

RANDOM WINNERS won $25 Amazon gift cards just by answering at least 10 questions! 
Phrogster (17 answers)
CFirg (64 answers)
ChuckSiata (61 answers)
Rdrsh (62 answers)
Sgongola (19 answers)


Reasons to Participate in the November Rumble AnswerThon: Starting tonight on!


The November Rumble AnswerThon starts tonight at midnight (Thursday, November 20th, at 12:00 am EST), and runs until Sunday, November 23rd, at 11:59 pm EST. Simply sign up, log on, and start answering any unanswered question!

Why should I participate in the AnswerThon? We thought you’d ask that!

So we’ve put together a few fun Reasons to Participate in the November Rumble AnswerThon:

  • Increase your contributions count exponentially in just one weekend!  Rack those babies up!
  • Show off your expertise!  Let your smarts hang out!
  • Become a top contributor of 2014! Top 10?  #1?  You decide!
  • Help out hundreds of people looking for answers in just 4 days!  From all over the world – without leaving home!
  • Win an Amazon gift card, just in time for holiday shopping! Or spend it on yourself!
  • Win awesome Answers merchandise!  Wear it, carry it or use it!
  • Avoid a weekend of raking leaves, shopping at a busy mall, or cleaning the house for visiting in-laws!  You have a great reason to say, “I have plans!”
  • Meet other users who are competing and love to answer as much as you do!
  • Unlike a 5K or an obstacle course competition, you won’t freeze your bum!
  • LOTS of winners – $2000 in prizes will be awarded to 38 AnswerThon winners!
  • It’s EASY to win – if you post just 10 answers, you’re automatically entered in the random drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card! How easy is that? Sign up now!
  • Learn random fun facts that you can impress your family with at Thanksgiving! Will anyone else at dinner know how exactly how tall the Washington Monument is? Didn’t think so!
  • And best of all, It’s fun!  Sign up now!

Remember, answers must be at least 2 sentences long to qualify, and exact duplicates are not counted in your answer totals. For a complete list of rules, regulations, tips, and prizes, click here.

Good luck, ladies and gents!!

La RispostaTona di Italiano

Signore e signori…vi presentiamo il primo concorso di Italiano! La RispostaTona 2011 si svolgerà dal 13 al 16 Maggio, 2011. L’obiettivo del concorso è di rispondere a piú domande possibili nello spazio di 4 giorni. Ci saranno dei fantastici premi per i vincitori. Per partecipare, registrati qua.

Congrats: AnswerThon winners announced!

The winners of the 2011 & Beyond 11 Million Answers AnswerThon have been announced! The first contest of 2011 took place over the weekend of January 22-23rd. The aim of the game is to answer the most questions in a 2-day period. And we have some amazing contributors out there who take on the challenge with flying colors!

And the contributors who answered the most questions over the 2-day contest period are:


SECOND PLACE: Anandvijayakumar and Fuzzy Logic

THIRD PLACE: BfmtSnart Gurk, and Mrkbh

FOURTH PLACE: ZachMeyer94Squirrel ManHisPowr4U, and D Devil


As always, thanks to everyone who joined the fun. Looking forward to the next AnswerThon!

How do you pay for college? Here’s an answer…

Use that university noodle of yours and apply for the Scholarship Fund for next year – in short, answer questions to win cash for college.

For the third straight year, is making available a $20,000 scholarship fund for students planning to enroll in undergraduate college during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Here are the basics:

  • The scholarship is open to students attending universities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and India.
  • Applicants must answer at least fifty questions in any of the 6,000-plus categories on
  • Prizes will be awarded as follows: a first-place $5,000 scholarship, two $2,500 scholarships, and ten $1,000 scholarships.
  • Candidates can submit online by March 28, 2011 or send a hard copy postmarked by the same date.

And now a word from CEO Bob:

“The goal of is to engage with those who want to gain knowledge on a particular subject or topic. We also encourage our users to take this pursuit of knowledge offline and to never stop looking for answers, no matter what the medium.”

Fun fact: users visit with a science question almost every 30 seconds. So there’s plenty of material to go ’round – better get started!

Get further details on the scholarship program, qualifications, and the application submission process. Good luck!

AnswerThon Extreme starts tonight!

What day is today? Oh! The next AnswerThon starts tonight at midnight, with a new twist – it’s the AnswerThon Xtreme, a chance to see who can answer the most questions over four days, May 14-17.

This is not your mother’s 48-hour AnswerThon. Four days of non-stop answering can win you amazing prizes. As the contest time has been expanded, so have the prizes:

  • The FIRST PLACE winner will receive a $500 gift card.
  • Two SECOND PLACE winners will each receive a $400 gift card.
  • Three THIRD PLACE winners will each receive a $250 gift card.
  • Twenty RUNNERS UP will receive merchandise.

What are you waiting for? Technically, the AnswerThon starts tonight at 12 am (EST). Get a head start by reading through the AnswerThon Xtreme rules.