Wolfram Alpha, the mathematical search engine from Brit scientist Stephan Wolfram, has been live for just over a month. Rather than bringing up a list of relevant websites per search term, a la Google or its ilk, Wolfram Alpha has a pop at answering the question itself. Indeed, it excels in returning a number of searches: the answer to an equation, population density and number of registered users to a website.
Wolfram Alpha is also a search engine with a funny side. Ask it a philosophical question and it probably has an answer. Here is a selection of some of the wittiest, and frankly, occasional smart-arsed Wolfram Alpha results.