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By now, you’ve certainly seen the T-Mobile G1 commercial that poses everyday questions from everyday people. We at Android Central were initially noncommittal about the “Questions” commercial’s effectiveness but after a few weeks of run, we’ve changed our stance. We like it. It just works.

But did you guys ever wonder what the answers were to those questions? Some of them have been on our minds here at the Android Central headquarters for the past few weeks so we decided to put the G1 to the test!

If any of you had been curious enough to type in all those questions in the Google Search toolbar on your G1, the predictive search would have popped up for each question! A very nice touch by Google. And if you were too lazy to search, don’t worry Android Central has the answers to the G1’s questions

Read on to see after the break!

Do Shark have eyelids?

Yes, shark have upper and lower eyelids but the lids don’t move and don’t close over the eyes. So in short, they don’t blink. Some sharks protect their eyes with a third eyelid called the nictitating membrane.

 

What’s my carbon footprint?

Sadly, the G1 doesn’t support flash so the first search result which is a calculator for your carbon footprint doesn't quite work. Though if you did want to know what kind of imprint you’re putting on our planet, this is the first result:

whatsmycarbonfootprint.com

 

Which way to the convention?

This search points to an article detailing the confusion about where the Republican National Convention was. Heh, doesn’t matter now since the democratic candidate Barack Obama is our president-elect.

 

Do we have the same fingerprints?

Fingerprints are unique to each individual. The fingerprints may be more similar with relatives but everyone has their own set.

 

Can we get this cheaper somewhere else?

Boo. First fail of the day. The search for this on the G1 doesn't exactly answer the question. I was hoping to reach a great search engine for products or even a deals web site that listed new deals, instead I got a forum post asking how to get the cheapest vacation.

 

Do monkeys make good pets?

No. Monkeys do not make good pets. The commitment is long (20-40 years), they don’t manage well without full attention, they get jealous, they’re expensive, and illegal in some areas.

Still not convinced? Monkeys bite, are messy, mischievous, destructive, and can’t be effectively potty trained. In all, thanks to the G1 commercial we at Android Central will never house a pet monkey.

 

What’s really in a hot dog?

First, did you know that the US population consumes about 20 billion hot dogs a year which calculates to be 70 hot dogs per person, per year!

And to answer the age old question of what’s really in a hot dog:

"All hot dogs are cured and cooked sausages that consist of mainly pork, beef, chicken and turkey or a combination of meat and poultry. Meats used in hot dogs come from the muscle of the animal and looks much like what you buy in the grocer's case. Other ingredients include water, curing agents and spices, such as garlic, salt, sugar, ground mustard, nutmeg, coriander and white pepper."

 

Not so bad right?

 

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Android Central's Answers to Google's G1 "Questions" Commercial

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I think the ads was also making reference to some of the apps some for how do i get the the convention.. google maps and can i get this some where else... CompareEverywhere

The answer to the "Can we get this cheaper somewhere else?" can be done using one of the original applications of the G1 - ShopSavvy.

It was basically a plug for this application in the commercial.

,Michael Martin http://www.googleandblog.com/