July 02, 2008
Ask.com is Grillin' and Chillin' for the 4th of July
For some the 4th of July is all about fireworks and going to the beach. Grilling fans know better. It’s all about grillin' and chillin'. So, Ask.com decided to get to the “meat” of the matter and find out who came out on top this year -- the hamburger or hot dog?
According to Ask.com’s online searches, the answer is clear: hamburgers outweigh hot dogs in popularity by 33%!
Not to forget about something sweet to finish off the BBQ, we wanted to test the adage that there’s “nothing more American than apple pie,” and a look at our recent recipe searches proves that it’s absolutely true. Apple most certainly reins supreme accounting for 42% of all recent pie searches. Other fresh seasonal favorites that round out the top three are Key Lime and Strawberry Rhubarb, perfect for summer celebrations and get togethers.
Check out our complete list of the most popular pies on Ask.com:
Ask.com's Top 10 Pie Searches
2. Key Lime
3. Strawberry Rhubarb
8. Lemon Meringue
9. Coconut Cream
10. Banana Cream
December 03, 2007
Britney, Boxing Day, and Biology: December Smart Answers
We're rounding the bend...heading into the home stretch...wrapping our fruitcakes and otherwise preparing for the new year. Let Smart Answers fuel the last mad dash that is December 2007.
Recently Added Smart Answers:
Smart Answers for Important November Dates
12/1: Woody Allen.
12/2: The pride of Kentwood, LA, Britney Spears.
12/3: Ozzy Osbourne.
12/5: Hanukkah begins.
12/7: Pearl Harbor Day.
12/12: Old Blue Eyes.
12/18: Old Red Eyes, aka Keith Richards.
12/25: Christmas Day.
becomes a state.
12/31: New Year's Eve.
UK Smart Answers for December:
And now, the latest Smart Answers, courtesy of Ask UK Product Manager Cris Tyler:
iPhone UK: The so-called product of the year hits UK shores. Sales were reported as being ‘strong’ despite Apple’s aggressive contractual inflexibility. The Apple hard-core queued all night to bite the bullet regardless, whether the great unwashed will embrace the iPhone remains to be seen.
RIBA Stirling Prize: Named after the famous British architect James Stirling (1926-1992), this prestigious prize highlights the most significant efforts to assist the evolution of architecture in the past year.
Recipes: A Smart Answer aimed to answer the tens of thousands of panic-fueled
searches we get during the run-up to Christmas as the culinarily unacquainted
get hideously out of their depth.
Thanks, Cris, and thanks to everyone who's sent us e-mail thanking us for these Smart Answers updates. See you next year!
--The Ask.com Smart Answers Team
November 19, 2007
An Ask3D Thanksgiving
What with the success of our last TV campaign, we've learned that the best way to clue you to Ask3D's features is, well, to show them. In honor of the holiday next week, here's a few tools for a better Thanksgiving, courtesy of Ask.com. Enjoy!
Content Product Manager