Posted by: lindsayhumbert | July 4, 2010

Cha Cha: the good, bad, and the funny

FACT:
Last night, Adam Everett changed my brothers’ life.

Adam Everett

EXPLANATION:
The three of us were attending a PawSox game when there was a trivia question about Adam Everett. (Fun bonus fact: he was the first Red Sox player to receive a million dollar signing bonus.)  This prompted us to wonder did Everett ever play for the Sox at the major league level? (Answer below)  Since none of us are the fortunate owners of smartphones, the source of knowledge I turned to was the mobile search program ChaCha.

My brothers had never heard of ChaCha before, which allowed me to be the one to enlighten them. ChaCha is a service that has people, including Rick Reilly, answer questions that you text to 242-242.  However when you mix humans with technology the results tend to be, well, interesting. See for yourself with some of the answers we received last night, below.

THE GOOD:
“According to his biography, Adam Everett has never played for the Red Sox.”
Sounds good, and is accurate as confirmed later by Lord Google.  However, this was the second answer ChaCha provided.

THE BAD:
The first time I asked ChaCha if Adam Everett had ever played for the Red Sox, ChaCha had this to say, “No, Adam Kennedy

has never been a Red Sock
. He has played under the Arizona Cardinals [an NFL franchise] and the Anaheim Angels [correct but incomplete for Kennedy who also played for Oakland and Washington]. Oh well.

THE FUNNY:
Eager to explore the depths of ChaCha’s knowledge, my brothers quickly set to work brainstorming all sorts of difficult and challenging questions.  Enjoy.

Q: Where is Waldo?
A: Waldo is somewhere in the U.S. or Canada. In Britain, they look for Wally. In Denmark, the game is Find Holger.”
Result: Informative.

Q: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A: A woodchuck would only chuck as much wood as Chuck Norris would allow it to, because the woodchuck shares Chuck’s name. Therefore, Chuck must punish it and make it chuck as much wood as Chuck can. So a woodchuck would chuck as much wood as Chuck.
Result: Interesting logic.

Q: What came first, the chicken or the egg?
A: Science has not answered that key question, but I do know that the Chicken McNugget came before the Egg McMuffin!
Result: Ultimate truth!

Q: Is the Hokey Pokey really what it’s all about?
A: Nah it’s definitely about the ChaCha and our awesome clothes!
Result: Questionable arrogance and factually.

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