Google has its Zeitgeist based on the most popular searches of the year, as does Yahoo, but Q&A site WikiAnswers (part is Answers.com) just has a list of questions. Below are some of the representative questions its users asked throughout the year:
- January, 2008: When was the last time snow fell in Baghdad?
- February, 2008: Why did the Hollywood writers go on strike?
- March, 2008: Why did Bear Stearns fail?
- April, 2008: Which races has Danica Patrick won?
- May, 2008: How successful was Sex and the City?
- June, 2008: How long did Tim Russert have coronary artery disease before he died?
- July, 2008: Have Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie released photos of their twins?
- August, 2008: How many gold medals did Michael Phelps win in the 2008 Olympics?
- September, 2008: What town was Sarah Palin the mayor of?
- October, 2008: What led to the need for the 2008 Federal Bailout?
- November, 2008: What are all the political positions that Barack Obama has held?
- December, 2008: What is Rod Blagojevich being indicted for?
Sometimes the questions people ask says a lot more about them than the answers.