Thursday, August 21, 2008

How to find information you never knew you wanted

Generally, I don't like text messages. Generally, I hate smilies and text speak.

And yet I have found the perfect use for my alphanumeric keyboard. It is called: Cha-Cha.

Type your question and text it to "242242." You'll get an answer back, no matter how obscure--some might say pointless, but they're cynical--the question.

For example, I recently learned:

-Gerry Doyle works at the Chicago Tribune
-New Zealand is 1,400 miles from Australia
-The population of Mauritius is 1,250,882 (and bonus--that's 616 people per square kilometer!)

Now go ask them what the best use for text messaging is.

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