Mary Ellen Bates reminds us of some good supplements to Google in Searching for Quick Answers To Odd Questions:
Looking for an obscure fact, and need the answer right now? Forget search engines: Specialized search tools can help you track down offbeat information in a flash. … Here are a few of my favorite sites for finding answers to those there-must-be-an-answer-out-there questions.
Her suggestions include RefDesk, How Stuff Works, Internet Movie Database, Project Gutenberg, and even dead trees! Read the article for even more.
[Via Search Engine Watch.]