Saturday, October 6, 2007

You've got to be kidding me.

Here's an example of the kinds of absurd things you find on Yahoo Answers:

What do you think the Mana which moses ate in the desert for 40 years and kept in the Ark of the Covenant was?

was this some mystical substance which we no longer have any access to? or was it something which we still have around us today? ive heard many theories ranging from algee which grew "sponteniously" on cave walls, to gold which had been alchemically turned to nonreactive powder and made into bread. Ive heard people say it might be the same Ambrosia which the greeks refered too, and ive heard people claim its just pure goodness manifested by God to maintain his chosen people. im really just undecided at this point, what do you think?

Let's take a good look at this "question." This person is rambling about all sorts of absurd "explanations" for what the Bible describes as a Miracle, and those "Explanations" include Gold magically transmuted by Alchemy. The comical "explanations" are harder to swallow than simply saying "It was a miracle."

If this question isn't a joke, then the woman asking it is a first class, top notch loony. My guess is for it being a gag question, based on what she chose as the "Best Answer."

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker

Bug poop. To this day, there are insects in the desert that exude a syrupy glop that, in a pinch, might be regarded as edible.

The idea that this is a poorly conceived gag question is further enforced by the Asker's comments on WHY she chose it as the "Best Answer."

Thanks for giving the only constructive answer! shame on you others, im not looking for snapply opinions.

That's right folks, this chick asked for a mystical explanation for a miracle, and chose the answer of "Bug Poop" as the best.

Welcome to Yahoo Answers.

1 comment:

Sherwin said...

The system is broken at Yahoo Answers. Their voting system is wrong, and so is their censorship.

That's why I like so much.