Monday, March 06, 2006

Settle Drunken Debates

My brother, who studies Medieval History at the University of Pittsburgh, tells me about Telefact, a free service from the university. Dial (412) 624-FACT and students will answer questions on any topic. They've resolved dozens of drunken debates such as Q: "Were there kamikaze bombers during the attack on Pearl Harbor?" A: No. Or Q:"In the Nickolodeon game show Legends of the Hidden Temple, what were the pendents for?" A: To get past the temple guards. During the semester, hours are until 10pm or 11pm USA/Eastern.