Send a question – any question – to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave the subject blank and type your question in the email body. Minutes later, get an answer. In fact, to hedge your bets against incorrect answers, you’ll get two answers. I’ve only tested it with one question, but both answers were correct.
2:13 am, Scot Hacker: Who was the fourth Banana Split, beyond Drooper, Fleegle, and Snorky? 2:16 am, AskForCents: Answer 1: bingo Source: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0062543/ Answer 2: Bingo Source: http://12121.hostinguk.com/splits.htm
Service is currently free; paid version on the way. Looks like they plan to run the service on micropayments — a few cents per question. If it’s good enough, possibly useful for those times when a simple Google search doesn’t turn up what you’re looking for and you just don’t have time to look deeper. The key will be making it totally fluid – no one is going to enter a credit card number for a 3-cent charge.