For readers with an insatiable appetite for trivia, knowledge, and answers to questions of all kinds, Answers.com can be considered either a giant time suck or a small marvel of the information age. Readers can use the site in several ways. First, they may type a question into the search box at the top of the page and click "Go." For instance, entering "why is the sky blue?" returns an answer from an author named RUClimate which has received 33.9K "confidence votes," meaning that over 30 thousand people found the answer worth reading. Thematic headings (Lifestyle, Food, Politics, and more) provide another way to explore the site, or readers can simply meander through the categories of their own choosing (Sports, Science, Animal Life, etc.). One caveat: there are ads on the site, and sometimes they can be a bit flashy.