I read that Harry Potter invented electricity, and that it wasn't Benjam Jam, so it must be true.

Source for the answer: unasked.com

Original source for the question: ADustyFrame.

Posted by Jon Daley on August 24, 2007, 2:05 pm | Read 1962 times
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I don't get it. Neither link says anything about Harry Potter and Benjam Jam. Am I supposed to submit a question to unasked.com? ADustFrame doesn't even have a question in the post . . .

Posted by IrishOboe on August 24, 2007, 5:06 pm

I don't get it either;)

But I see it's bringing me traffic!;)

Posted by Lizzie on August 25, 2007, 11:37 am

I got to this page after reading Lizzie's post, where her son was amazed that electricity existed before 1988. And since I didn't know whether her answer of the 1700s was correct, thought I should look it up.

I hadn't ever heard of unasked.com, apparently you score points based on your answers, and if you think the question wasn't asked properly, you can rephrase it, wiki-style. If you follow the progression of this particular question, it is fairly amusing how the question was rephrased over and over, and then back to the original.

Some of the answers are just silly, but some of them were being answered seriously (I think)...

I assume "god" from "cloud 9, heven" doesn't actually believe that Harry Potter invented electricity, but you never can be too sure.

Posted by Jon Daley on August 27, 2007, 4:09 pm

Thanks to Janet's persistence, I finally found what you are talking about. I had to type the question, "Who invented electricity?" to get to this: http://unasked.com/Question1670.htm. But what a strange combination of responses. I certainly understand about typos and spelling and grammar mistakes, and make too many of them myself, but it seems as if most of these people aren't even trying! And why be plain stupid (not ignorant) and insulting?

Posted by SursumCorda on August 27, 2007, 6:40 pm


Posted by Lizzie on August 28, 2007, 12:35 am

I didn't check my comment after posting. I recently broke LifeType's URLs in comments, and haven't gotten around to fixing it yet.

Posted by jondaley on August 28, 2007, 8:18 am
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