Remember those commercials from the ’90s with Yahoo that made you laugh and think Yahoo was ridiculous? You aren’t alone. Out of Yahoo came what was supposed to be a serious Q and A platform, Yahoo Answers.
Yahoo Answers was supposed to be a serious place to get answers to important questions like Quora. The internet didn’t see it that way. It turned more into a laugh, and the memes that came from it were fantastic. Tap or click here for Google search alternatives.
Surprisingly, this informative and hysterical website still exists but not for long. After May 4th of this year, Yahoo Answers will fade into internet infamy. So before it disappears completely, let’s take a look at 10 of the funniest and strangest exchanges to happen on Yahoo Answers.
1. How is babby formed
Q: how is babby formed? How girl get pragnent?
The most popular answer to this question is also riddled with spelling errors and dark humor, but there are thousands of others. This is one of the most popular funny questions to hit Yahoo’s forums. While obviously a typo, it’s gone on to create thousands of memes and we can’t blame the meme makers. This is just funny.
2. A laptop of steel
Q: Will my laptop get heavier if I put more files on it?
A: Lol. Yes, mine has a ton of files on it now. I need a forklift to take it to the next room.
You may laugh, but many can relate to this momentary, blonde moment. Steveo_6’s question was responded to by someone who understood or just wanted to participate in a good laugh.
3. If you’ve seen a horror movie
Q: What is the phobia of chainsaws called?
For those wondering, there is no scientific term for this, but we like the response. If you aren’t afraid of chainsaws, you should consider extreme sports and sharing your wisdom with those who are paralyzed with rational fears.
4. Canada isn’t a real country
Q: If you die in Canada do you die in real life?
A: No, if you die in Canada, you go to one of the Canadian afterlives. Those who die in battle ascend to glorious Texas, where they ride forever shiny and chrome. Those who are just and good ascend to England, where there’s always fresh tea and everyone is polite (if you die in Quebec you go to France). Those who are wicked and cruel are reborn into the hells of Detroit, a fate far worse than death.
The user put this one in caps, only adding to the humor. There are some Canadians out there that are very offended right now, but the answer is priceless.
5. Are you smarter than a fifth grader?
Q: Dumbest rumor ever started about you?
A: When I was in middle school, people were saying that I was home-schooled. Even though I went to school.
Let’s cut the kids a break, they are still learning. Maybe he’s home-schooled part-time?
6. Frogs are more than pets
Q: Where can I buy a frog? (not for sexual reasons)
We don’t even need to see the answer to this, because, nobody was thinking that but you. We are still laughing and maybe a bit horrified at the same time.
7. Pets are real people
Q: How do I take care of my pet potato? I just got a pet potato and I don’t know how to take care of it.
We are all secretly thankful that he chose a pet potato instead of something cute and cuddly like a hamster.
8. A roast of Joe Biden
Q: How do you draw Joe Biden so he looks sexy?
A: That is not possible.
Poor Joe Biden. Thankfully, being sexy isn’t a requirement of being a good president.
9. We found a witty one
Q: Which is worse, Ignorance or Apathy?
A: I don’t know and I don’t care.
Well played sir, well played.
10. Conspiracy theories are fun
Q: Do you think NASA invented thunderstorms to cover up the sounds of space battles?
A: We think that you should you see a doctor.
This answer was voted on by the community, adding to its humor.
The end of a very funny era
As mentioned before, as of May 4th, Yahoo will shut down Yahoo Answers forever. The forum has been outpaced by competitors like Quora and has decided to consolidate its resources elsewhere. You’ll have until June 30th to personally request any data you’ve kept in Yahoo Answers. After that, it will all cease to exist on the internet.
So if you need a laugh, be sure to go check out your favorite Yahoo Answers before the deadline. If you feel like exploring your inner comedian a little bit more, here is a fun way to express yourself online.