I found this little gem today called Encarta Instant Answers which you can use with MSN Messenger to answers to those questions you’ve always wanted to know about. All you have to do is add firstname.lastname@example.org to you messenger contacts.
I asked the following 2 questions:
Jeff Alexander says:
what is the population of Sydney?
Encarta® Instant Answers says:
3,502,301 people live in Sydney, Australia.
How many calories in an orange?
Calories in orange
1.0 cup, sections has 85 calories
1.0 fruit (2-5/8" dia) has 62 calories
1.0 small (2-3/8" dia) has 45 calories
1.0 large (3-1/16" dia) has 86 calories
How cool is that?!
Try it out. Its pretty cool..
Nice. It handles the age-old question about the airspeed of unladen swallows quite well.