Yahoo Answers, one of the longest-running and most storied web Q&A platforms on the Internet, is shutting down forever on May 4th. So we at Bored Panda decided to pay our respects to this iconic online project and take a look at some of the funniest and weirdest posts people made there.

To do so, we turned to Yahoo Answers Now, a subreddit where people share all the interesting stuff they find on the platform. And there have been plenty of them. The best part of scrolling through these ridiculous questions and answers is that you never really know if the person is kidding or they're actually a prime example of humanity's biggest flaws.

Continue scrolling and check out the screenshots for yourself.

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Angela B
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2 months ago

This needs to be #1. Absolutely must be.

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Yahoo, which is now part of Verizon Media Group following the company’s sale to the telecom for nearly $5 billion in 2017, announced the change at the top of the Yahoo Answers homepage. The message links to a FAQ page, which details the timeline of the shutdown—starting April 20th, the platform will no longer accept new submissions.

Users will also have until June 30th to request their data. After that, it will be inaccessible. That includes "all user-generated content including your Questions list, Questions, Answers list, Answers, and any images," Yahoo said, but "you won't be able to download other users' content, questions, or answers."

Given the circumstances, you could say Yahoo Answers Now is about to become a precious time capsule.

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahahaha

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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A note sent to active Yahoo Answers members provided them with a little more detail as to why Yahoo is shutting down the platform, saying that "it has become less popular over the years" and that the company "decided to shift our resources away" from the product to "focus on products that better serve our members."

"We launched Yahoo Answers sixteen years ago to help people around the world connect and share information," the message said. "With you and millions of other users, we built the best place on the web to ask and answer questions on a variety of topics, creating a community of global knowledge sharing. While we could not have been prouder of what we accomplished together, we are reaching out today to let you know that we have decided to shut down Yahoo Answers on May 4th, 2021."

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

"I don't know if I have the right to remain ignorant, but I refuse to find out" --- Calvin

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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

love the answer , made me chuckle

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

Almost spat my drink out when I read "you were right" :D

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"While Yahoo Answers war once a key part of Yahoo’s products and services, it has become less popular over the years as the needs of our members have changed," the message continued. "To that end, we have decided to shift our resources away from Yahoo Answers to focus on products that better serve our members and deliver on Yahoo’s promise of providing premium trusted content."

"Starting on April 20th you will no longer be able to post any new questions or answers. However, you can still view any posted questions and answers until May 4th. On May 4th the site will be shutting down. If you would like to download a copy of your questions and answers you have posted, you can do this by signing into Your Privacy Dashboard and requesting a download. You will be able to do this until June 30th, 2021 after which your Yahoo Answers data will be securely deleted and no longer available. The closure of Yahoo Answers will not affect your Yahoo account or other Yahoo services. For further information and instructions on how to download your data, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions."

"Thank you for contributing to Yahoo Answers — we’re proud and honored to have helped you connect with and learn from the Yahoo community these past sixteen years. If you’d like to provide feedback, please feel free to reach out to our team."

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DKS 001
Community Member
2 months ago

when did we walk on Mars?

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Birgit M
Community Member
2 months ago

That must be wrong. My cousin's name is also Rob and he is not from London.

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Shmoopaloop
Community Member
2 months ago

Ouch

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As The Verge pointed out, the fact that Yahoo Answers has become a meeting place for far-right individuals may have also contributed to its demise.

Whatever the true reasons are, it's hard to argue with Justin McElroy, a co-host of the comedy podcast 'My Brother, My Brother and Me,' who said that Yahoo Answers was a place for people to put questions they were too embarrassed to ask the people they knew in real life. "The weird, the dumb, the truly, truly demented: it all found a place on Yahoo Answers."


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DKS 001
Community Member
2 months ago

(evil atheist giggle)

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Jihan Kim
Community Member
2 months ago

this is actually sad

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

God made everything with such wisdom... lol

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

No, let them keep hoping...

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LesAnimaux
Community Member
2 months ago

*facepalm*

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soni w
Community Member
2 months ago

*Hits blunt*

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Doggo Froggo
Community Member
2 months ago

Welp - the answer is yes, they have got their nails done

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Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

I facepalmed myself really hard!

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe you are dead..

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Count Dracula's baby?

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Your sperm is powerful it time-travelled!

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Satirical Duchess
Community Member
2 months ago

reminds me of our third life

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DKS 001
Community Member
2 months ago

this HAS to be trolling

Monday
Community Member
2 months ago

I dunno I legitimately believed this for a while too...but I was an ignorant preteen that had never actually watched a Youtube video at the time.

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Nadine Debard
Community Member
2 months ago

Clap your hands 3 times and say loudly YOUTUBE YOUTUBE YOUTUBE...

Lily Grover
Community Member
2 months ago

Try mailing them maybe!

Vesna
Community Member
2 months ago

Ok, Michael Scott

DogMom
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope the preserve all this content gold

Billy The Kid
Community Member
2 months ago

I need need this. Anyone have the Youtube number?

K O
Community Member
2 months ago

Michael scott?

The Deez
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL! My thought exactly!

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AroAcePanda
Community Member
2 months ago

oml...

Noah-It-All
Community Member
1 month ago

THIS IS LIKE THE OFFICE ANYONE ELSE GET IT IF SO PLZ UPVOTE

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

I guess they heard about your videos and don't want them

Abbella DiNoto
Community Member
2 months ago

We are on to you, dude!

Bonnie Edwards
Community Member
2 months ago

To be fair, when I first found youtube, I had no idea how videos were chosen or put up.

Doris Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

Just make an appointment and don't be late.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
2 months ago

Please be a joke, please be a joke, please be a joke. DEAR GOD LET THIS BE A JOKE

Leonofski
Community Member
2 months ago

Call Yahoo!.

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LesAnimaux
Community Member
2 months ago

Ghetto Robin Hood

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

The batteries are recharging

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CalicoKitty
Community Member
2 months ago

Wasn't the Lion King based on Macbeth? Which, admittedly, is not a brilliant piece in terms of historical accuracy...?

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

They meant cat... Oh please... Someone, tell me they meant cat...

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DKS 001
Community Member
2 months ago

yes! NASA is actually a secret organization that has been around for thousands of years. Some say even before there were humans on earth. They control everything!

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh sure, this really narrows it down :D

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe he's actually Spiderman and he wants to know?

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LesAnimaux
Community Member
2 months ago

Eggs are not real. OK then.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not a cannibal if it eats another species. Cannibals are e.g. mother bunnies devouring their babies when stressed. But yeah inevitably that cat will become a maneating lion.

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DKS 001
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

oh wait! Ssshhhh ... lemme listen .... *listens* .... He says that your brain is like one hand clapping. There's nothing there but air.

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MauKini
Community Member
2 months ago

huh... better not mess with this one. She is also a witch.

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Does looking at the word "sun" hurt your eyes??

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Put your husband's gas in a jar and present to the court as evidence

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