Not one year after their six millionth question, text know-it-alls AQA have already doubled in size again taking on average 17,500 questions each day from over 1.4 million customers.
At one quid a throw, the phrase, “Why didn’t I think of that?” springs to mind and in my state of jealousy, I’ve decided to run a mini-comp to try to outfox the mobile answers service who do have a penchant for the smug whenever possible.
What I’d like you to do is to send in your suggestions for a question that they simply can’t answer but I warn you, there’s a team of 1,400 people we’re up against and they do this for a living.
The best and most cunning question will get asked through my phone and I shall personally stump up the cash.
Here’s a few for inspiration and a taster of what we’re up against:
Q. What’s the meaning of life?
A. Life is the result of a complex sequence of chemical reactions & has no underlying meaning. Assign your own meaning: find out what you love & do it.
Q. What’s the funniest joke in the world?
A. Funniest joke: 2 men; 1 collapses on floor. 2nd man dials 999. ‘Don’t panic, make sure he’s dead’ says operator. Gunshot heard. Man says ‘OK, now what?’
Q. What comes at the beginning of the end, twice in a week, once in a year but never in a day?
A. The answer is the letter ‘e’. It is at the beginning of ‘end’, twice in a ‘week’, once in a ‘year’ but not in a ‘day’. There are two in a ‘decade’.
Q. Am I pregnant?
A. You may be pregnant if you have tender or swollen breasts, a delayed period, nausea or food cravings. See your GP or call NHS Direct on 08454647.
Q. Why do men have nipples?
A. Men’s nipples develop before the gender of the embryo becomes male, as all embryos start off female. They have no real function except sexual pleasure.
Q. Did Jesus eat chocolate?
A. Jesus didn’t eat chocolate although if he had, AQA suspects his favourite would have been Bounty, the taste of Paradise.
If you can’t think of an AQA beater, then just send me a mystery you’ve always wanted solved.
Competition closes at 4.30pm tomorrow (17/04/08) when I’ll fire off the winner. Good luck and good thinking.
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