Sunday, January 22, 2006

I am addicted to AskMeNow

One of the downloaded applications to Blackberry handheld is called AskMeNow. When I did the first question to that service, I didn't know if AskMeNow could answer it. But after did a lot of questions I could tell you that is an incredible service, it works OK, and you could ASK any question and you recieve an answer asap, 2 or 5 minutes later.

Some time ago, I posted some information about that service include a question about the best and the worst airlines in the world.

During some days I was addicted to that service, totally addicted to Ask Me Now. I want to post some of the questions that I did and the AskMeNow.com answer:

Who killed John Fitzgerald Kennedy JFK ?
The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 PM Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC). Kennedy was fatally wounded by gunshots while riding in a presidential motorcade within Dealey Plaza. He was the fourth U.S. President to be assassinated, and the eighth to die while in office. An official investigation by the Warren Commission was conducted over a 10-month period and published its report in September 1964, concluding that the assassin was Lee Harvey Oswald, an employee of the Texas School Book Depository in Dealey Plaza. A later official investigation by the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) was conducted from 1976 to 1979, and concluded that Oswald probably acted with at least one other person. The assassination is still the subject of widespread speculation, and has spawned a number of Kennedy assassination theories.


Why is the sky blue?
There are many attributes that dictate why the sky is blue. This is mainly due to Rayleigh scattering. As light moves through the atmosphere, most of the longer wavelengths pass straight through. Little of the red, orange and yellow light is affected by the air. Red light has the longest wavelength. The wavelength of blue light is about half that of red light. This difference in wavelength causes blue light to be scattered nearly ten times more than red light. Lord Rayleigh studied this phenomenon in detail. It is caused the Tyndall effect or Rayleigh scattering. Lord Rayleigh also calculated that even without smoke and dust in the atmosphere, the oxygen and nitrogen molecules would still cause the sky to appear blue because of scattering. When blue light waves try to go straight through an oxygen and nitrogen molecules, its light is scattered in all directions because of this collision.

Which is the most watched episode of TV serial?
"Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen" was the final episode of M*A*S*H (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital). The episode aired on February 28, 1983 and was 2½ hours long. It was viewed by nearly 106 million Americans (77% of viewership that night) which established it as the most watched episode in USA's television history, a record which stands as of today.

Who is the most beautiful girl in the World?
Miss World 2005 is Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir from Iceland.

Where is the famous temple that appeared in the last Indiana Jones film where there are a 3 knights and miraculous water?
The temple right at the end of the movie exists, but not in Alexandretta. It is in Petra, in Jordan. However, there is no inside to it - the doorway that can be seen on screen is huge, eight or nine people shoulder to shoulder can easily walk thru it. It leads to a huge empty square room carved from the top down over two stories high. Similarly, they would be unable to get "lost" down the valley as the valley stretches for about a mile or so, and there is no other route but out.

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