Typing Of The Dead Mod Preserves Yahoo Answers’ Greatest Moments


Yahoo Answers, the legendary user-based answering service, is shutting down permanently on May 4. That seemed to mean that many of its best answers would be lost to time, but a modder has chosen to keep Yahoo Answers’ greatest hits alive in an unexpected place: The Typing of the Dead.

Twitter user YahooAnswersTXT, who compiles the best Yahoo Answers questions and posts them on their account, collected 500 of the very greatest and used them in a custom dictionary for Typing of the Dead: Overkill. We have no idea why some of these questions were asked, but here are some of the very best:

  • What does Bigfoot want??
  • Is yamble a word?
  • I can’t stop sinning?

Yahoo Answers let users crowdsource answers to pretty much anything, but as you can see from these answers, they sometimes didn’t actually ask questions with answers at all. No one knows what Bigfoot wants. Two of the above aren’t even questions. But this one might be our favorite because of an answer it did receive.

Nothing has changed in a decade
Nothing has changed in a decade

You can install the RIP Yahoo Answers mod for yourself in the game via the Steam Workshop page.

Typing of the Dead is a spin-off of Sega’s House of the Dead series, using essentially the same structure but replacing the light-gun shooting gameplay with typing challenges. It was silly in 2001 when it came to North America and it’s silly now.

“Yamble” is not a word.

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