Answers.com on Sept. 23 debuted a web site that merges the power of crowds with knowledge from encyclopedias to answer queries from users, AFP reports. The online question-and-answer service blends "wiki" style edits from users with information gotten from respected reference works, according to Answers.com associate product manager Shaya Loney. Questions on the Answers.com home page on Sept. 23 ranged from how to make a car fly in the video game "Grand Theft Auto" to which countries are enemies with Pakistan and what shape has two pairs of parallel sides and no square corners. "Wikipedia is for specific facts like what swine flu is or details about Paris," Loney said. "We are for more personal questions, like how to avoid getting swine flu or whether you should go to Paris for vacation."

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