How old is your mamma?

On this final WikiAnswers Wednesday of this fine month of February, I’d like to help in the math/family relations  department. In case you were having trouble calculating, I’m supplying you with a legible answer to (what some might think is) the ultimate question:

How old is your mamma?

Here’s how to calculate how old yo mamma is:

1. Take the year you were born
2. Subtract from it the year yo mamma was born
3. Take that number and subtract it from the current year
4. Now subtract your age
5. Take that number and subtract it from the current year
6. You should now have yo mamma’s age.

Logical enough… Check the answer for an example. Then go try it out for yourself. I love how education works.

Learn more for a more festive Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras: a day that goes by many names, including Fat Tuesday and Shrive Tuesday. It’s the day before Ash Wednesday and it is related to Lent.

But what is Mardi Gras exactly? And how is it related to Carnival? So many questions about a celebration that many people probably don’t remember the next day…

Before you start your Mardi Gras celebrations, be sure you have all the details – review the Mardi Gras Q&A.

Getting active with Clarkcj.

Clarkcj sets a great example of an active teen on WikiAnswers. Since joining almost a year ago, he has managed to accomplish a lot of goals on the site, serving as (one of the newest and youngest!) Floating Supervisor, a WikiGuide, Vandal Patrol Generalist, WIT member and Bronze contributor. On top of that, he also volunteers as a Supervisor on the new WikiAnswers in Tagalog site.

Born in England, Clarkcj grew up in Virginia.  He’s got one pet; a cat named Zack. His favorite subjects in school are math and history, but he also has a special interest in learning other languages. He can speak some Hebrew, Greek, and Spanish; languages he learned from his sister and brother-in-law. He takes pride in becoming a Tenderfoot in Scouts and enjoys adding to his State Quarter Collection. Clarkcj describes himself as a helpful and kind person, and aspires to help make the earth a better place.

How did you originally hear about WikiAnswers?

I heard about WikiAnswers when I was looking up some things that I wanted to learn about. And I came across the WikiAnswers site. I found the info that I wanted to know. But I loved the site so much I decided to join.

What motivates you to volunteer your time to the WikiAnswers community?

I liked the site and I was also wanting to do anything to help improve the site (WikiAnswers) so I became a contributor, and then I wanted to work more ways on the site so after a while I became a WikiGuide and then a Supervisor because I spent a lot of my time trying to make WikiAnswers a better place to be.

What are your areas of expertise?

My areas of expertise is in Computers because I know some things about computers but I don’t consider to call myself an expert. But also another area is Questions about WikiAnswers website.

What is your favorite WikiAnswers feature?

All of them.

What has been the funniest question you’ve seen or your funniest experience on WikiAnswers?

The one that recently won the WAmmy Awards:

If a dog rolled around on a carpet and gets staticky and a flea jumps on it will the flea get electrocuted?

Share a random fact (or two) about yourself.

I am a Supervisor on the Tagalog site and the English site of WikiAnswers.

Do you want to be interviewed for the Contributor corner? Just leave a comment below and we’ll get to work.

Dreamin’ with

Our minds work in mysterious ways. Dreams are the way that our subconscious speaks to us. Did you dream last night? What was it about? Instead of staying awake and pondering what all those symbols in your dreams mean, you can now check out the Dream Encyclopedia and Dream Symbols on to help you divine the meaning what’s going on.

Suppose that you dream about your dog lapping up honey while sitting on your necktie during a flight home… You can try and break it down like this:

  • dog = loyalty
  • honey = sweet taste of success
  • necktie = tying up loose ends
  • airplane = freedom
  • home = Independence and dependency needs

It may mean that your subconscious is telling you to finish what you are doing and rejoin your old friends. This will free you up to pursue what you really want to do and allow you to succeed…

Or maybe not. Try it out and see if your dreams make any sense to you!

Make way for Oscar!

The 81st Academy Awards are coming up this weekend, and WikiAnswers couldn’t be more prepared to share the details: when, who and which movies…

This year’s awards:

Here’s some more trivia:

Check out the full list of Oscars Q&A for more trivia, news and – later on – the winners.

Answers Corporation reports a successful year.

Some excellent news came out of Answers Corporation today:

Answers Corporation Reports Q4 and Full Year 2008 Financial Results
Q4 Record Revenue of $4.63 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $1.95 million

Answers Corporation… today reported unaudited results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2008.

“Answers is very pleased to report a milestone quarter and fiscal year,” stated Robert Rosenschein, Chairman and CEO. “Quarterly revenues rose 30% sequentially to $4.63 million, with Adjusted EBITDA reaching $1.95 million, and our cash balance increasing $2 million to $11.74 million.

WikiAnswers continues to be an amazing property. comScore ranked it the fastest growing domain for all of 2008, as measured by percent change in unique monthly visitors for the top 200 US Web domains. Answers’ financial progress is a testament to our focus on the product without losing control of expenses. We look forward to continued growth in 2009 – and to building our value proposition of providing our users useful, relevant, quick answers.”

For more, check out the full report or listen to the conference call.

What makes Q&A sites popular?

Search Engine News asked this question yesterday: What Makes Question and Answer Sites Popular?

As they went about answering their own question, seems like WikiAnswers was able to offer a little insight:

Why are question and answer sites so popular? Someone actually asked that question on WikiAnswers. The answer given suggested it was human nature. “Some people like to share with others what they know. Some people like to learn by reading the questions and answers.”

Here’s the original Q&A: Why do people like question-and-answer sites?

What can you add?