Knowledge Generation Bureau

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by cornaljoe, Jan 31, 2009.

Jan 31, 2009
  1. cornaljoe

    Member cornaljoe GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 13, 2006
    United States
    For all who don't know, the Knowledge Generation Bureau is a new text service where you text a question to 542542(KGBKGB). They have 10 minutes to respond with the correct answer or the answer is free ($0.50 otherwise). The ads are pretty clever and give it a rather decent image, but behind that guise larks some kind of genius plan (besides the obvious one - profit [​IMG] ). What do you guys think about the whole concept and what types of questions would you ask them? Can they be stumped and if so is a free answer really worth it?

    Here are the 3 ads so far. A fourth is supposed to be released/aired on Feb 2.

    Episode 1:

    Episode 2:

    Episode 3:
  2. Psyfira

    Member Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    United Kingdom
    We have one of these in the UK (AQA). For the most part it's useless, but can provide 5 minutes of entertainment in the pub. If you ask a silly question you get a silly answer, I can't remember what they asked now but the guy on the other end had a sense of humour so the respose was rather funny [​IMG]

    My mate stumped them once as well, asking about the average speed of the Google Maps swimming team was a little too obscure (we'd been talking about that thing where if you ask for directions from the UK to America Google tells you to swim across the Atlantic, a text message was too short to put it into context).

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