The Yahoo! Answers site has provided lots of usable material for me over the years, though most of what I've actually used has been under the "Cars & Transportation" heading, since automotive questions are generally either (1) easily answerable with access to the proper resources though apparently I am the one person on earth who has ever gone out and bought an owner's manual for a used car or (2) easily dismissed as being utterly unanswerable. (The worst of these is "How long will my car last?" For most of these people, you might as well answer "Thursday.")
The "Society & Culture" heading seems to attract the following mix: two parts, people looking for justification for their prejudices; two parts, people who inexplicably think themselves amusing; and one part, everyone else. Some actual questions from this past week, with the answers I figured it was probably useless to post:
This is not to say that there isn't occasionally something worthwhile in this section, but looking for it will take more time than you probably want to spend.
Eventually, I may get around to covering "Computers & Internet." There are people on there even dumber than Congressmen, if you can believe that on a day like this.
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