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-> ''daily page views | ~~ 14 million hits/day ''

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-> ''site rank | ~~ 2326th''
-> ''domain online | April 1, 2005 (~~12 years ago)''
-> ''(based on Alexa estimates, as of October 23, 2016, and assuming 3.5777 billion global internet users)''

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-> ''domain online | April 1, 2005 (~~12 (~~13 years ago)''
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-> Wolfram Alpha, on Wiki/TVTropes

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-> Wolfram Alpha, '''Wolfram Alpha''', on Wiki/TVTropes


* EasterEgg[=/=]TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If it is a well-known question from pop culture, it's probably programmed into Wolfram Alpha.

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* EasterEgg[=/=]TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: EasterEgg[=/=]DevelopersForesight: If it is a well-known question from pop culture, it's probably programmed into Wolfram Alpha.


-> ''daily page views | ~~ 4.2 million ''
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-> ''site rank | ~~ 3702nd''
-> ''domain online | April 1, 2005 (~~8 years ago)''
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-> ''daily page views | ~~ 4.2 14 million hits/day ''
-> ''daily visitors | ~~ 460000''
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-> ''site rank | ~~ 3702nd''
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-> ''domain online | April 1, 2005 (~~8 (~~12 years ago)''
-> ''(based on Alexa estimates, as of September 18, 2013)''October 23, 2016, and assuming 3.5777 billion global internet users)''



-> Wolfram Alpha, on TVTropes

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-> Wolfram Alpha, on TVTropes
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** The aforementioned [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy answer]].
** What does [[Film/PulpFiction Marcellus Wallace]] look like?
** [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail African or European swallow?]]

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** The aforementioned [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy answer]].
answer]]. [[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=What+is+the+answer+to+the+ultimate+question+of+life%2C+the+universe%2C+and+everything%3F Ask it yourself.]]
** What does [[Film/PulpFiction Marcellus Wallace]] look like?
like? [[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Does+Marsellus+Wallace+look+like+a+bitch%3F Ask yourself.]]
** [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail The airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.]] [[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=What+is+the+airspeed+velocity+of+an+unladen+swallow%3F Note that you're prompted to choose between African or and European swallow?]]data.]]



*** Sadly, if you ask it "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhrBDcQq2DM What is love?]]", it will give you the literal definition of love, not ''"BABY DON'T HURT ME, NO MORE"''.

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*** Sadly, if you ask it "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhrBDcQq2DM What is love?]]", it will give you the literal definition of love, not ''"BABY DON'T HURT ME, NO MORE"''.
**** Sure it will - you just have to use some [[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=What+is+Love%3F&a=*C.What+is+Love-_*Miscellaneous.dflt-&a=*DPClash.MiscellaneousE.What+is+Love-_*WhatIsLoveHaddaway- non-default interpretations.]]
** It knows what [[Anime/DragonballZ Goku's]] [[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Vegeta%2C+what+does+the+Scouter+say+about+his+power+level%3F power level]] is.



It is also widely used by math and physics students, as under its hood it has much of the power of Wolfram Research's famous ''Mathematica'', a behemoth of a computational suite which can perform highly advanced mathematic calculations.



* ShownTheirWork


* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Go ahead, ask it "[[TongueTwister How much wood would a woodchuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?]]" The answer? [[spoiler: A woodchuck could chuck all the wood he could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood, although the paper ''"The Ability of Woodchucks to Chuck Cellulose Fibers"'' by P.A. Paskevich and T.B. Shea concluded that a woodchuck can chuck 361.9237001 cubic centimeters of wood per day.]]

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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Go ahead, ask it "[[TongueTwister How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?]]" The answer? [[spoiler: A woodchuck could chuck all the wood he could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood, although the paper ''"The Ability of Woodchucks to Chuck Cellulose Fibers"'' by P.A. Paskevich and T.B. Shea concluded that a woodchuck can chuck 361.9237001 cubic centimeters of wood per day.]]

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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Go ahead, ask it "[[TongueTwister How much wood would a woodchuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?]]" The answer? [[spoiler: A woodchuck could chuck all the wood he could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood, although the paper ''"The Ability of Woodchucks to Chuck Cellulose Fibers"'' by P.A. Paskevich and T.B. Shea concluded that a woodchuck can chuck 361.9237001 cubic centimeters of wood per day.]]

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** Do you know the muffin man?
** '''Question''': Why? '''Answer''': Because.


*** Sadly, if you ask it "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhrBDcQq2DM What is love?]]", it will give you the literal definition of love, not ''"BABY DON'T HURT ME, NO MORE"''.



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* BatDeduction: [[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=why+are+fire+trucks+red Why are fire trucks red?]]


-> ''daily page views | ~~ 3.8 million ''

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-> ''daily page views | ~~ 3.8 4.2 million ''



-> ''site rank | ~~ 4063rd''
-> ''domain online | April 1, 2005 (~~6 years ago)''
-> ''(based on Alexa estimates, as of March 20, 2011)''

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-> ''domain online | April 1, 2005 (~~6 (~~8 years ago)''
-> ''(based on Alexa estimates, as of March 20, 2011)''September 18, 2013)''



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-> ''tvtropes.org (domain)''
-> ''name | designbygus''
-> ''location | Rice Lake, Wisconsin, United States''
-> ''daily page views | ~~ 3.8 million ''
-> ''daily visitors | ~~ 460000''
-> ''site rank | ~~ 4063rd''
-> ''domain online | April 1, 2005 (~~6 years ago)''
-> ''(based on Alexa estimates, as of March 20, 2011)''
-> ''page title | Home Page - Television Tropes & Idioms''
-> ''page size | 36.54 kB (excluding images, stylesheets, etc.)''
-> ''links from page | 148 (in HTML)''
-> ''images on page | 16''
-> ''forms on page | 3 (10 input fields)''
-> Wolfram Alpha, on TVTropes

[[http://www.wolframalpha.com Wolfram Alpha]] is a "computational knowledge engine", which in LaymansTerms means it's a computer you ask things and it tells you.

Yes, [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy it knows the answer]].

No, it is (probably) not run by [[Series/{{Angel}} demonic lawyers.]]
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* AGodAmI: As evidenced [[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=are+you+God here]].
* EasterEgg[=/=]TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If it is a well-known question from pop culture, it's probably programmed into Wolfram Alpha.
** The aforementioned [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy answer]].
** What does [[Film/PulpFiction Marcellus Wallace]] look like?
** [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail African or European swallow?]]
* HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure: Wolfram Alpha's designed to give units such as these for any answer involving measurements. It doesn't always seem to get the part where such units are supposed to be "well known", though, instead doing things like comparing lengths of time to equinox procession periods.
* LogicBomb: Put in "x iff !x" (x is true if and only if x is false) and it throws out stock numbers for IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances), because that is better than the alternative.
* ShownTheirWork
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